Liberty Variant 97 Skis 2016

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Liberty - Variant 97 Skis 2016
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Miss the old school feel of laying down trenches, but still want a ski that can keep up when it snows? The Liberty Variant 97 Skis will support your skiing needs and will not waiver when the going gets chundery. With a titanal laminate extending throughout the ski, choppy and variable conditions are devoured whole, going utterly unnoticed by the rider. This burly, yet lightweight build will allow you to layout flawless GS turns on corduroy and still lap your buddies on the skin track. Get the Liberty Variant 97 Skis for widespread performance both in and out of the area.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Hammer RockerHammer Rocker has a very low rise tip rocker, combined with camber back to the tail for amazing edge grip with easy turn entry and flotation.

Shape

BC TailA flat, stiff tail section with minimal camber that allows strong turn finishes, won't hook up on the steeps, and is a strong landing platform.

Core

Metal CoreExtra bamboo laminates and a Titanal layer for power, damping, and edge hold.

Laminates

Bamboo BackboneLaminated bamboo gives tremendous rebound and energy while being environmentally friendly.

Fiber Reinforced PolymerLiberty uses mats of this dense material under the binding area to increase screw retention and add rigidity.

Quadaxial GlassLiberty's custom weave fiberglass creates tremendous torsional stability while allowing easy longitudinal flex to initiate turns and absorb terrain. While more expensive than other bi and tri- directional weaves, it enables Liberty to fine tune the flex characteristics of each ski.

Sidewalls

ABS and WhitewallsExtra thick ABS helps reinforce against impacts and transmits energy for improved edge grip. Liberty's Whitewalls are made of resilient and repairable UHMW PE, for a smooth and durable ride.

DurathaneA Poly-Urethane bumper to smooth out the ride and protect against top sheet chipping.

Base

P-Tex 4000

Edges

HRC 48Liberty's specially treated HRC 48 edges feature a wider profile with larger anchors for greater durability and longer life.

Additional Features

Skin CompatibleLow profile tapered tip and notched tail for quick and secure skin attachment.

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Bamboo, Metal
  • Tail Type: Flat More 
  • Ski Awards: Skiing Magazine Official Selection
  • Warranty: 3 Years More 
Size (cm) 172 179 186
Tip Width (mm) 132 132 132
Waist Width (mm) 97 97 97
Tail Width (mm) 118 118 1118
Turning Radius (m) 18.5 21 23
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1800 1875 1995

Other Notes

Liberty products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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Liberty Variant 97 Skis 2016
 
4.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Good carving ability (3)
  • Smooth ride (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Downhill (3)
  • Groomed terrain (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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5.0

Not for the faint of heart

By 

from Bozeman, MT

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Good Carving Ability

Cons

  • Not exactly bomb-proof

Best Uses

  • All Mountain
  • Downhill
  • Racing

Comments about Liberty Variant 97 Skis 2016:

I bought these skis at the beginning of the 14-15 season and they have served my style well. These skies are fast, stiff, and will crush anything in their way. I've been on a large variety of terrain with these and while they are well suited as an all mountain ski they truly excel at getting to the bottom as fast as possible, so if speed is not your preference, this is not the ski for you. The one downside I've noticed is that the top sheet chips relatively easily from the edge of the ski.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

high performance cruiser

By 

from Lake Tahoe,Carson City,Nv

About Me Expert

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Carving Ability
  • Good Grip
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight
  • Scratch Resistant
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Groomed Terrain
    • Moguls
    • Powder Skiing
    • Telemarking

    Comments about Liberty Variant 97 Skis 2016:

    A skier for 58 of my 69 years and tele-ing since 1980, I was looking for a wider and shorter all mountain ski. The Variant Liberty 97 certainly has been a real performer to use. Being "old school" as in 200 cm or die, I still laugh every time I step into the bindings of the Liberty and then I SKI ! The Variant Liberty 97 is a top notch ski that allows me to crank turns almost effortlessly whether on the groomers, in the powder, the trees, or in the bumps. The side cut brings the ski to bear with little "weigh to un-weigh" demand and is extremely stable while carving turns. The only drawback I've experienced is that they are a little squirrelly running flat but keeping the ski slightly on edge will power the ski to even higher speed and great control. Boilerplate conditions may be more of a challenge, but skiing out west, those conditions aren't a regular concern. A great ski to enjoy the whole mountain all day long!!

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Versatile skis to take you anywhere

    By 

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Smooth Ride
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • Groomed Terrain

      Comments about Liberty Variant 97 Skis 2016:

      I've taken these on smooth groomers as well as back county trails (Vail, Breck) and it switches from one to the other with ease. The 97" width can handle back country conditions and modest powder but also feel natural on the groomed stuff. Feels very stable at high speeds, definitely meant for wider turns and bombing down hill. I wouldn't consider this pair much of a carver, I took them on some moguls but at times were difficult to turn quickly. I would say that is more the nature of the ski than a flaw in the design. I am also not the best mogul skier.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      A great ski even for girls

      By 

      from Tokyo

      About Me Expert

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good Carving Ability
      • Good Grip
      • Scratch Resistant
      • Smooth Ride

      Cons

      • Slightly Stiff

      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • Groomed Terrain
      • Touring

      Comments about Liberty Variant 97 Skis 2016:

      These stix were a gift from my b/f before we came to Japan for holiday. They are amazing. I love the responsiveness of these Variant skis. I stay mostly on the groomers, but I am doing some touring wit them as well (they have an A/T binding). Although the binding makes it slightly hard to decamber the ski underfoot, these things charge. I'm not a tiny girl, so if you're petite maybe this isnt the ski for you. If you're 170cm tall or more, these will change your life. I love the speed, the look, the edge grip, the weight, and everything about them.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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