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Frac wrote an answer about on February 23, 2011

For a Utah everyday ski get the (single) Helix. It will get you through everything out here on the mountain amazingly well. When you are ready to add a second ski to the quiver, then add either a GNOME or Double Helix depending on your depth threshold. The only time I think my Helix could be a little bigger is in more than 2' of snow and from my way of thinking this is Gnome territory. I'm looking to add a pair to my quiver after last weekend! Also, Liberty skis are super light and very, very nimble for their size. If you are debating between lengths, go bigger!

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Frac wrote an answer about on February 24, 2010

To answer my own question, I bought a 2nd pair at the end of last season and have been skiing them paired with BD01 telemark bindings. I would have to say that these skis are equally impressive mounted wither way.

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Frac wrote a review of on January 22, 2010

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I got this ski last year as a bigger powder ski for the Utah Wasatch fully expecting to use my K2 Recons as a daily driver. I was wrong, this ski is absolutely amazing in every condition from fast huge turns on hardpack, playful in the tight trees, floats great in deep powder, gives incredible control on crust and crud, handles the bumps fine... I loved this ski so much that I bought a 2nd pair at the end of last season and mounted them with telemark bindings with the same amazing result. And they are LIGHT! I would recommend these for anyone as goto boards.

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Frac wrote a question about on March 8, 2009

First off, I have been skiing on a pair of Helix 187's all season long and OMG they are the best ski ever made [or at least that I have been on]. For anyone reading this thread for info, they are stable, powerful, floaty [pow], grippy [hardpack], light, playfull, etc....I am thinking of buying another pair for a telemark setup. Does anyone have an opinion on if it will be the best TELE ski ever as well?

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Frac wrote an answer about on March 2, 2009

Nope, the Baron and Duke aren't tele bindings, and you can't use NTN boots (or any kind of tele boots) in them.---------------The only AT bindings the NTN boots will fit in are Dynafits.(You can jam 'em in but I guarantee a pre release when the sole bends - I know I have tried)----------------Both the Crispi EVO and Shiver reportedly work with the Duke/Barons.

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Frac wrote an answer about on March 2, 2009

Nope, the Baron and Duke aren't tele bindings, and you can't use NTN boots (or any kind of tele boots) in them.-----------------The only AT bindings the NTN boots will fit in are Dynafits.Tweak: The Crispi NTN boots work fine and next years Garmont boots are expected to work.

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Frac wrote an answer about on February 23, 2009

If you are looking for a lightweight touring binding you can go with the dynafit vertical or dynafit comfort. If you are looking for an all around lightweight setup to ski both at the resort, resort backcountry and tour with go with the fritschi freeride plus. If you are looking for a bomber downhill ride, and would like to tour with as well go with the marker duke. *Tweak* Or go for the Marker Baron for a bomber downhill ride (like the Duke) but less weight, or if you really need a 16-DIN stay with the Duke :)Don't forget about Naxos...I charge BC and groomers with mine.

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Frac wrote a question about on February 20, 2009

Can anyone give a relative flex rating for these boots (or compare them to a boot with a known flex rating) so I can evaluate how well they will drive? I am currently using a 90 flex [alpine] boot now for all conditions and am hoping this boot will be similar with the heels locked down in an AT binding.

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Frac wrote an answer about on February 13, 2009

It all depends what you normally have your alpine DIN set to. If it's set under 10, I would go with the Baron. If your DIN is usually set at 10 or higher, then I would buy the Duke.I agree with this answer. I am 185 and aggressive and the Baron's have been awesome this season for me.

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