tetchaje202153281 wrote a review of Liberty Double Helix Ski on January 12, 2010
Incredible skis. The amount of float and control that you have in powder with these skis is amazing. Very light and and nimble through the trees and I didn't find that the skis wanted to hook or force me into a turn shape. I felt that I could clarve well even though they aren't reverse sidecut - true slarvyness is reserved for full reverse reverse skis. The camber is flat'ish (there is a slight positive camber), but they are extremely easy to decamber, so the big nose floats up to the top and you can drive them in powder very well without worrying about going over the handlebars. This may relax to a true flat camber over time, but I haven't had them long enough to find out. They work fine as is, though.
I'm 5'9" and 180lbs and went with the 182cm, though I'd feel just as comfortable skiing the 190's. I usually find that my ideal ski length is about 187-188, even though I have skis that are 177-195 in length. The 182's give me plenty of float, though, so there isn't any need for a person of my size who skis aggressively to go longer unless you really want to bomb a face and need the extra stability.
One thing - they are funky on groomers. Surprisingly good edge hold, but the width is such that it takes quite a bit to get them up on edge and then when you do it feels like you kind of fall into place on edge. I came down one icy groomed face after hitting the pow and the edges held like mad on the face, but it was just a bit funky getting used to tipping onto the 121mm waist without a soft substrate.
The only disappointing thing for me was the "Made in China" sticker on the bases when I took them out of the plastic. Hey! I thought these were made in Colorado by snow-loving, red-blooded Americans!