Don't be fooled by those clowns who tell you that size doesn't matter—damn straight it does. They're just saying that because they're insecure about their own tiny little "powder" sticks that can't hold a candle to the massive girth of the Liberty Genome. Sure, it's a little intimidating, but we promise you can handle it. The light, energetic bamboo and poplar core makes the Genome surprisingly lively and easy to manage, and a fiberglass laminate keeps it from getting floppy when you're driving it on hardpack—yup, hardpack. Even though it's obviously a powder ski, what's most surprising about the Genome is its versatility and all-mountain performance; believe it or not, there are cats who use it as their everyday West Coast driver, and though it might be hard to fathom, the Bomb Rocker's underfoot camber and moderate effective edge allow the Genome to be a far nimbler number than its dimensions would suggest.
Of course, it's a monster of a pow ski, with full tip and tail rocker and a silly-wide platform that let it surf, slash, and skip over the deepest, cold-smokinest snow you'll ever find, and all the stability you'd expect from a ski the size of an old-school snowboard. Liberty incorporated a Durathane PU bumper into the construction to smooth out the ride and keep your topsheets lookin' tight, and gave the Genome a lightning-quick P-Tex 2000 base, because sometimes you impress the girls more by being fast (It's also tough and easy to repair, which'll come in handy when you mob over some rocks while waving at tourists on the lift.) Even if you never mount 'em up, they'll be a sure-fire conversation starter if you leave them in your living room for visitors to ogle.
- Tip & tail rocker, camber underfoot
- Speedcore (sustainable bamboo with poplar and fiberglass laminates)
- Bomb Rocker (tip and tail rocker, slight camber underfoot)
- P-Tex 2000 bases
- HRC 48 extra-wide and deeply-anchored edges
- Durathane PU bumper for a smooth ride and topsheet durability
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Has anyone used these as a touring ski?I'm...
Has anyone used these as a touring ski?I'm trying to decide if I should mount an AT or alpine binding.
Just thinking about lugging these uphill makes me a little dizzy!
SOOOO fat and heavy! Maybe I'm a weakling...
..but as you can see from the review by Igor Longshanks below, it can be done with much enjoyment.
do these have a reverse sidecut tip/tail...
do these have a reverse sidecut tip/tail at all?
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Was a bit intimidated at first when i got this ski, but boy is it a dream to ski. Been skiing on it for 3 seasons now. Obviously a great ski for deep days but also great for busting through tracked out backcountry runs, even days after the last snowfall. While some question touring on these (Dynafits), they just don't get it. Let them rip baby! Definitely a ski that you look forward to taking out because the skiing is just so much fun. Never felt so confident making tight turns on all sorts of terrain/conditions. Enjoy
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This ski is new to my collection of liberty skis.
I just had a set of hammerheads mounted on it. I was a little nervous that this ski was going to be way to fat since it is 141 underfoot. I took it out on a semi-powder day at the bird.
These skis rode great! They floated over everything with perfect control. Then when I went out to the groomers I was able to hold an edge.
This is'nt a one ski quiver but on those days when its snowing or a day or two after a snowstorm these skis will kill it!
Liberty makes a hell of ski.