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Bred for utility.

The Liberty Helix Ski has been engineered for versatile performance all over the mountain and in every snow condition. The Stealth Rocker floats over powder and crud thanks to a lifted tip, yet can still bite the hardpack like a mad dog with underfoot camber and a flat tail. If you're looking to ride a fatty board that will throw down regardless of conditions, the Helix was bred with you in mind.

  • Liberty's Stealth Rocker features a gradual rise in the tip, camber underfoot, and a flat tail with a lifted tip for soft snow flotation and easy turn initiation
  • The hand-made Bamboo Backbone core is lightweight, strong, eco-friendly, and provides a snappy, responsive ride day after day
  • Fiber Reinforced Polymer mats under the binding area provide rigidity and better screw retention
  • The Quadaxial Glass fiberglass weave gives the ski incredible torsional rigidity and easy longitudinal flex
  • Proven sandwich laminate construction boosts performance and durability
  • The 78-degree UHMW sidewalls provide increased edge grip and effortless turning
  • 105mm underfoot provides flotation in the fluff and allows this ski to rip every condition with confidence
  • The moderate sidecut works with the underfoot camber for hardpack dominance
  • The HRC 48 edges feature an extra-wide profile and anchors that increase durability and ensure long life
  • P-Tex 2000 sintered base provides a fast and durable connection to the snow

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5 5

Beasts

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Mounted a new telemark setup on these skis for this year; I am nothing but impressed. They handle groomers with ease, smash through crud, they are pretty nimble when it comes to linking a bunch of tiny turns, and float nicely.
The only trouble I have had is on steep icy moguls. I have trouble making quick shorts turns. Part of that is not having telemarked in a while.

Responded on

Whats up Ian,
I have just purchased some 2014 Helix for the coming Australian ski season and will be mounting them Tele with a set of Hammerheads.
I just wanted to ask you whether the early rise in the tip is soft and will require the binding to be mounted towards the rear of the ski to prevent the nose dive.
How did you have your bindings mounted and were you happy with how they skied over the season?
Any feedback would be helpfull.
Regards,
CB

Responded on

Sorry I missed your comment. I am assuming you already mounted them; if not I believe I was 2 cm behind cab forward. I only had a couple nose dives, skier error I think was to blame.

They skied great all season, and I would not change much.

5 5

Could use it everyday

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love the Helix. It is a ski that I could take out in Colorado everyday. In fact I have a hard time using anything else. At 105 underfoot it is a true quiver of one. When there is fresh snow it floats like a dream, in the crud it powers through anything and on the hard pack I can still rail gs turns. Also not being too oversized and with a twin tip I can bring it into the park and not skip a beat. And as always with Liberty the graphics are killer. Half the battle is looking good anyway.

I'm buying these for a gift - what size...

Posted on

I'm buying these for a gift - what size should I get for a 6 ft guy, who is a fast expert skier?

Best Answer Responded on

It might actually be best to do a little reconnaissance and determine what size skis he normally uses. It's going to depend much upon his ability level and the style of skiing he does to determine the best length. (I.E. does he like to explore the tight trees, or is he a point it and go straight kind of guy).

He will need either the 182 or the 187 but his skiing style and ability will dictate which length will be most suitable. If he is an advanced skier who enjoys high speed the 187 is probably going to be best based on his size.

5 5

Simply bodacious!!!

  • Gender: Female
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Here's a little bit about me and what I ski:
Me: Chica, 29 years, 5'9", 135lbs, love deep fluff and fast groomers, and the colors deep purple and bright green!
Location of skiing: Mostly Western and Central Colorado
Type of skiing: Downhill-mostly resort, some side and backcountry
Skis:'13 Liberty Helix 176 and '11 Liberty Double Helix 174
Boot: Salomon Quest 10 25.5
Binding/AT Setup: 4FRNT Gr8ful Deadbolt 15,MFD Alltime/4FRNT Deadbolt 15

I fell in love with Liberty Skis after my first pair and knew I'd never own another brand. After spending an entire season on them, the Helix impressed me more than I had imagined! They are so much lighter and much more nimble than my old DHs, but still have the same perfect amount of stiffness, flex and pop. On groomers, there's no comparison, they can straight line it at top speeds or make the most beautiful turns at whatever speed or condition. They never feel unstable or like they'll ski away without me. In powder they give me the perfect amount of float while still allowing me to get in deep for some face shots. The thing I love most about this ski is that on days where I want to rip as hard and as fast as I possibly can, these skis kill it and then some, never feeling too stiff, or to soft and noodly. On the other hand, on days where I want to goof around, jump off things, make big 'ol turns, throw in some spins and twirls, these skis are chill enough to hang with me while I play! Oh, and the colors ... Bodacious!

Love Liberty Skis and love love love the Helix!

Simply bodacious!!!
5 5

Actually the perfect ski

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

After breaking a pair of skis (not Liberty) last year I was in the market for a playful ski that I could still charge on. The Helix is that ski. The stealth rocker keeps it floating on pow days, the bamboo is super playful while still being able to power through choppy snow, and this sucker can hold an edge like a pair of my old race skis. I'm tiny (5'6" 115lb) and still feel super confident on the 182. I can turn it quickly in tight spots and I can rail a GS turn on ice and trust this ski implicitly in all situations. I'm also incredibly impressed at how well my bases have held up. I'm not very nice to my skis and despite finding myself is seriously rocky and sharky terrain these skis look (almost) as good as they did the day I bought them which has impressed me the most of all these ski's features. If you're a one-ski-quiver kind of person look no further; this is your ski. Big enough for shredding powder, poppy and responsive enough to ski the whole mountain, and charging enough to lay over some serious and fun turns on those hardpack, high pressure days. The Helix is my go-to ski for everything from competing to mellow pow days and it hasn't let me down once. This may actually be the most perfect ski ever made.

4 5

Liberty Phil Larose Skis

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Sadly, they don't make this ski anymore. However, if you happen to find a lightly used pair on the internet or somehow a brand new pair comes out, I highly recommend them. They are great in ice, yet also great for powder skiing which is surprising. They are okay for jumping. I mainly use them in the early and late season, but also for icy days. In early season powder, they were great. I was able to keep afloat no problem and I regularly used them this spring.

5 5

Liberty Helix 2012 skis

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought a pair of used demo Liberty Helix skis in the spring of 2012. I've skied them for all of this season. The Liberty Helix is the perfect balance of a powder ski and an all mountain ski. I live in Oregon, I skied some pretty deep powder on them this season. To be honest, I had maybe 5 days out of 80 this season where I felt I needed anything wider. I loved them so much, that I bought a pair of identical length helix's, these are the 2013 model. I ski the 176, I'm about 5'11''. Despite being 105mm underfoot, you can ski them just fine in icy conditions, mush and anything else. The helix is perfect for skiers who ski lines where you need 100% trust in your skis. This June I skied several various lines in Wyoming where falling would mean a good fall into multiple patches of rocks. When you're in that situation, you can't have your skis slip up on you. I don't have them mounted up for touring, I find that for touring in the spring, I don't need them. I've seen several people using them, with Alpine, A.T. and Tele. For powder conditions, they are amazing. Floating on them, is just what you need. We all know that sometimes to get to the best powder stashes, you need to cut across some sketchy ice. Don't worry! The helix's have you covered! If you're a sidecountry or backcountry skier, you often deal with some interesting and unpredictable conditions. Don't take something that's old and you can't trust, take the Helix's! They are perfect for that. My only complaint about them, is that I have had problems with snow sticking to them while sidestepping up an area just outside the boundary on a rather warm day. Other than that, they have done everything I needed them to. They are also great for stomping big landings. If you are currently skiing something narrower, you will notice how much less impact you feel on these when landing, as they are great for absorbing the impact. Enjoy!

How do these things handle switch?

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How do these things handle switch?

Best Answer Responded on

These will ski switch great Josh! Just be sure you are mounting near the core center of the ski for the best switch skiing performance. I generally like to mount my skis 2cm back from core center.

5 5

Best F***ing skis

If you want a ski that holds and edge on ice and handles excellent in powder get the helix or the double helix.

5 5

Love 'em

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have these mounted standard with Bishop tele bindings. I ski the 176 length (I'm 5'7", 150 lbs). These have become my daily tele drivers. They've been remarkably fun on hardpack (well, what we call hardpack in UT) and also hold their own in both powder and chopped up powder. The camber seems quite minimal but I have't had any tip-dive. Very predictable, smooth, and poppy. The rear shape is really nice, and feels stiff while still allowing me to "falling leaf" out of problems. I use the Double Helix for alpine and got my wife the powder Envys and can't say enough good things about these skis.

Responded on

Whats up Panditah,
I have just purchased some 2014 Helix for the coming Australian ski season and will be mounting them Tele with a set of Hammerheads.
I just wanted to ask you whether the early rise in the tip is soft and will require the binding to be mounted towards the rear of the ski to prevent the nose dive.
How did you have your bindings mounted and were you happy with how they skied over the season?
Any feedback would be helpfull.
Regards,
CB

Responded on

The bishops allow for some fore/aft movement. For general days, I leave them about -2 cm from alpine boot center. I move them back for softer days. The tip is not overly soft (compared to, e.g., faction agent 100s) but I've really not had an issue with nose dive (although I tend to sit on my back ski in deeper snow).
The more I ski them, the more I like them. At the moment, they the only tele ski I ski (other than my old Hippys for early season).

4 5

Nice!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Just got these and they look sweet waiting on the bindings to come in and then they will be off to the races. Overall the rocker Profile is about 30cm long and medium height. Almost the same as my k2 anti piste. Minimal camber under foot. Nice twin tip with about 15cm of rise in the tail. Will update once I get to ski them.

*** Have skied these now. Rottefella NTN Freedoms are mounted on them and they ski great handle speed, turn quite nicely and float just like I would expect them to.