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
 
5.0

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5.0

Not for the faint of heart

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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
 
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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