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Liberty Skis Double Helix

Liberty Skis Double Helix for Versatile Aggressive Freesking

Basic Product Info

Product Type
Gender
Product Name
Double Helix
Model
Double Helix
MSRP
$759.00
Certification

Dimensions

Length
174/182/190
Sidecut
10 mm
Radius
26 m
Dimensions
150/121/140 mm
Sizes
174, 182, 190
Weight
2,250

Ski Specs

Ski Type
Ski Features
Cab4 progressive stance, Fiber Reinforced Polymer, 78 degree sidewalls

Award Winning Design

Winner of Powder magazine's Skier's Choice two years in a row, the Elevation Outdoors Editor's Pick in 2011, as well as the 2012 Telemark magazine and Backcountry magazine Official Test Selection, the Liberty Double Helix is really taking the market by storm. It will be available with a new top sheet and Liberty material innovations, as well as with the company's new three-year warranty, in retail shops this fall.

It's predecessor, the Helix, also won Powder's Skier's Choice award this year, Freeskier magazine's Editor's Pick in 2011, and Telemark magazine's Official Test Selection in 2012. With national rankings like this, you don't even need to demo the ski before you buy.

Double Helix Performance

The new Double Helix is designed to dominate. To dominate the backcountry, to dominate sidecountry, and to dominate on-piste crud, powder, slush, and groomers. That said, it behaves best with a little bit of snow. It is mean to be skied, not babied, and when put to the test, on edge, it loves to show off.

The Double Helix from Liberty features just the right amount of rocker underfoot to make an old guy feel like he's on a traditional ski, with good stiffness for power and control, featuring innovative gradual "Stealth" rocker in the front to help bust crud and float at the same time, giving an old guy a new school feel.

It performs really well at speed, with great stability and behaves like a big mountain ski with its non-rockered tail. These factors also provide grippy edges (check out the specially treated HRC 48 edges with a wider profile and large anchors for greater durability and longer life) and solid energy return.

Double Helix Features

The features on the Double Helix are somewhat never ending. First is the Stealth Rocker, a gradual, conservative rocker in the tip that provides flotation and crud-busting up front. The mount/stance is progressive and centered, called CAB4. There is also a polyurethane bumper installed to smooth the ride and protect the topsheet from chipping. Mats of dense Fiber Reinforced Polymer are used under the binding area to increase screw retention and rigidity.

Laminated bamboo—the company's trademark material—provides strength, rebound, and energy with a little bit of green-ness to boot. A custom weave of fiberglass lends great torsional stability, leaving easy longitudinal flex for initiating turns and absorbing terrain—something the ski does very well. 78-degree sidewalls create increased edge grip and feature rugged and repairable UHMW sidewall material with damping characteristics and turning ease.

Liberty Skis - The Company

Liberty skis began in 2002/2003 in an effort to make high performance skis out of bamboo—an extremely light, strong, elastic, and environmentally friendly material. Bamboo produces a lightweight and durable ski. Liberty Skis is the only company in the biz with a three-year warranty and less than a one-percent return rate.

Other materials are chosen based on innovation in performance and functionality then integrated into advanced shapes and designs. Skis are hand built with the best materials from around the world. Liberty Skis is headquartered outside of Vail, Colorado, and is known for its versatile, light, tough skis for any conditions and terrain, from park to powder. They sponsor a full team of riders and also offer a line of bindings, poles and apparel.

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