By Liberty Skis. Review by brian hopper (www.brianhopperski.com)
specs: 135 | 105 | 122
The new Liberty HELIX is the “quintessential ski” for all conditions. It is no surprise this is Liberty’s best selling ski for years on end. Liberty has received numerous awards and accolades for the shape of the ski as well as their signature light weight bamboo laminate core. With 105 under foot and a wider shovel, this enables the HELIX to stay on top the deep stuff, yet allowing you to slice and dice your way down the hardback with stability and ease. This is the ski that does it all. I have skied all condition with these skis and have not been let down. They continue to impress me with willingness to adapt and overcome variable conditions. A hard charging ski through and through.
Tech talk: Liberty HELIX is equipped with a vertical laminate bamboo core, quadraxial fiberglass, PTex2000 bases, rockwell 48 edges, UHMW sidewalls at 78 degree angle. The ski features low-profile tip rocker, camber underfoot and nice wide shovel at 135.
One of the local retailers here in Seattle that sell Liberty Skis is EVO. Here is what EVO say’s about the 2012/2013 HELIX.
“The Liberty Helix Skis retain the perfectly rockered tip they gained last year, but the tail has been flattened out for improved edging and uncompromising grip on those days when you aren’t blessed with two feet of new. Even with all the praise the Helix continues to receive, Liberty improves them even more each year. But hey, what do you expect from a bunch skiers who get to design and build their dream ski in-house, and the test it out in their backyard? From the bamboo laminate core to the perfectly balanced Stealth Rocker, the Liberty Helix is exactly what you’d create if you had a ski press in your basement . . . well maybe after years of hard work and hundreds of prototypes.”
All in all this is an amazing ski that will give you a fun ride in just about any condition you can put it up against. This ski is your ride…….the one for you if you are looking for a wider ski that will do it all with stability and ease.
Review by Brian Hopper(ski)
Liberty brand ambassador.