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Liberty Variant Skis 2013

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The Liberty Variant Skis inspire confidence on big lines with big consequences. A Peri-Metal layer and stiffer tail generate massive edgehold, but don't weigh you down on the skin up. Skin friendly tip and tail shapes make this board a go-to off piste charger, but these aren't some softy touring sticks. Liberty's signature Bamboo cores provide a lively feel with exceptional torsional rigidity. Even if you spend most days riding lifts, the Variant is the perfect choice for aggressive riding in all conditions.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Stealth RockerA long, low top rocker with camber underfoot and a flat tail allow for easy turn initiation and incredibly versatile flotation without sacrificing edge grip or liveliness.

Flex

Mid flex in the tip

Stiff flex underfoot and in the tail

Core

Bamboo BackboneEvery Liberty ski features a hand-made, bamboo laminate core that is light, strong, lively and eco-friendly. Liberty fine tunes each core and flex pattern for the intended application, but each core starts with the strength and durability of bamboo to give a dependably energetic ride, time after time.

Laminates

Peri-MetalA full perimeter of titanal layer, die cut in the center of the ski, absorbs vibrations and prevents topsheet damage while evenly distributing pressure along the edge without the added weight of a full titanal layer.

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

Quadaxial GlassLiberty's custom weave S-glass creates tremendous torsional stability while allowing easy longitudinal flex to initiate turns and absorb terrain. Unlike bi- and tri-directional fiberglass laminates, this type of S-glass allows Liberty to fine tune the flex characteristics of each ski.

Sidewalls

78 Degree SidewallsThis construction leads to increased edge grip and reduced weight. Sidewall construction is tough and affords the best combination of edge grip and turning ease.

DurathaneA polyurethane bumper smooths out the ride and protects against topsheet chipping.

Whitewall SidewallsThis rugged and repairable sidewall material is made of UHMW, which is more resilient than ABS and can be repaired with P-Tex if you manage to gouge a hole in it.

Base

P-Tex 2000This sintered base provides speed and durability from the industry leaders.

Edges

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

Additional Features

Backcountry TailA flatter, stiffer tail with a skin compatible shape and tail notch lets you easily create snow anchors and open beers.

Skin compatible tips

Cab Forward StanceLiberty's name for a progressive, more centered stance

Binding Compatibility

Bindings not included

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

Specs

  • Terrain: Alpine Touring, Big Mountain, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber More 
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
  • Core/Laminates: Bamboo
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip More 
  • Warranty: 3 Years
Size (cm) 179 186 193
Tip Width (mm) 145 145 145
Waist Width (mm) 111 113 114
Tail Width (mm) 132 132 132
Turning Radius (m) 23.5 26 30
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 2275 2350 2450

Reviews

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Liberty Variant Skis 2013
 
3.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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67%

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5.0

Great Ski

By 

from a little place called Aspen

About Me Expert

Pros

  • Good Carving Ability
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight
  • Smooth Ride

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill
    • Groomed Terrain
    • Powder Skiing
    • Telemarking

    Comments about Liberty Variant Skis 2013:

    It is as if Liberty made this ski specifically for me. I like to ski hard and in the backcountry. 113 underfoot (183 length) is perfect for the pow that I am always in search for, but not too big so that it can still ski all other types of crazy variable snow that can be found in the BC. The construction is also a huge reason it works so well there. Bamboo/poplar with a sheet of titanal to stiffen it up just a bit. Mounted with a dynafit they are light enough to make those long days seem a little shorter. What I really need now is a second pair with an alpine binding so that I can ski it every day no matter where I am. Small details like flat tails and skin clip notches put the Variant over the top as one of the best BC skis out there.

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    5.0

    Impressed! Great ski

    By 

    from Vail, CO

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Effortless And Smooth
    • Good Carving Ability
    • Good Grip
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Groomed Terrain
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Liberty Variant Skis 2013:

      First day on the ski...tuned the ski first.

      Skied icy, scraped off, junky spring snow... other skiers complaind about the conditions.

      I barely noticed, anything other than the smooth non-fatigueing ride! Felt right at home on this ski immediately.

      This ski was effortless and natural...just enjoyed skiing and the ski did its job. I was really impressed!

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      1.0

      Stay Away

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      from Vermont

      About Me Professional

      Pros

        Cons

        • Not Responsive
        • Poor Construction
        • Poor Grip
        • Poor Ride

        Best Uses

        • None

        Comments about Liberty Variant Skis 2013:

        I tested this ski and I was extremely unimpressed. This is not what Liberty does well. The ski is designed to be a bombproof do anything ripper. But the bamboo core makes it feel really flimsy and gives the ski a terrible feel. Might be alright on soft snow, but there are so many skis out there like this that are so much better.

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