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Yes, Liberty is the overnight success that started well over a decade ago but really caught our attention last season with the oh-sooo-good V-Series collection, with its Vertical Metal Technology construction and unique low-rise tip with a good amount of flare (… and more than just 15 pieces of "flare," because that would be just the minimum and these skis are more than just minimum). Salomon took a slightly different direction with the redesigned QSTs by replacing the Koroyd in the extremities with cork; that subtle change made all the difference in the world, turning an also-ran ski into one that should be strongly considered.

The Liberty V92 returns for 2020 with a slightly modified construction, going from two to three vertical metal bands. No, this does not make the ski feel 50% different or more powerful than last season, but it does give it a bit more connection to the snow, which makes a ski with this shape a lot more fun. Out of these two, the V92 feels more like a wide carver, a rare sensation in a ski of this waist width where the trend is to feel more like a narrow off-piste ski.

As I said above, Salomon added cork and transformed the QST from being just the minimum to a much better ski -- with flair. Where the outgoing model had a lighter tip and tail and basically put a governor on its performance, the new one is much more stable at speed, on par with the more aggressive skis in the class.
  • Why choose the V92? It is a ski for the conditions you usually get versus the conditions you hope to get -- but if that storm rolls in unexpectedly and drops a few inches as the day goes on, you don’t need to go back to the car and switch out.
  • Why choose the QST 92? You hang out in the trees, and while groomers and high-speed GS turns aren't your main jam, you still want ski that can handle speed when asked of it.
 

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Where does Evovl90 sit among these two? To the right of V92/QST for off-piste? Between the two on groomers?
 
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Where does Evovl90 sit among these two? To the right of V92/QST for off-piste? Between the two on groomers?
WOW, I did a Cage Match between the Evolv 90 and V92 but never posted it, HERE it is.
 

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