A quick visit to Liberty Skis headquarters

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  1. Philpug

    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    @Tricia and I were on our way to get settled in Summit County to get ready for the on snow portion of the Colorado let of this years journey and Tim from Liberty invited us to stop by and check out their headquarters near Beaver Creek. With the on snow just days away, TJ Larson and his helpers were getting all the demos waxed and tuned so they would show their best.

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    Skis that we will be getting on at Copper...and Mammoth...and Snowbasin...and maybe a demo near you. 8bTAr39QSjm+w2BOOr%CqQ.jpg
    Some of the product that wil be shipped..they have a full warehouse/distribution based n Denver. Quite frankly, the numers that go out raised my eyebrow...I am just not privy to share.
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    The elves waxing skis getting ready for them demo.
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    I hae already picked out a few I need to get on....starting with the new Evolve 90 and 100
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    Almsot as many bindings as in my garage...OK, there is more here.
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    @Tricia checking out the artwork
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    Some vintage Liberty skis from years past.
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    Screens from some older skis
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    Pugski and @SkiEssentials represent (you are welcome ;)
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    Awards that were well deserved. Obviously, not just by us.

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    Skis getting ready to be shipped to shops and comsumers

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    TJ brought his own elves to help wax
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    Demos getting ready for trade fairs...Copper...then...Mammoth...then..Snowbasin...I see some Evolv 90 and 100's that I want to get on
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    More bindings than our garage? Maybe.
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    Some cool old artwork that Tricia got to check out.
     
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  2. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    I am bringing a redesigned Genesis 106 home with me. It was really cool to see the new and old shape side by side.
    The rocker is more gradual and the tip is slightly different to make it better in chop and when you have to hit groomers back to the lodge.
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  3. Dwight

    Dwight Practitioner of skiing, solid and liquid Admin Moderator

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    Have a pair of the Helix 98 arriving at my house Tuesday.
     
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  4. Scotty I.

    Scotty I. Getting on the lift Skier

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    The new Evolve (sp?) in the 100 width sounds very interesting to me. 1/2 Origin + 1/2 VMT= Best of both worlds. I demoed the Origin 96 last year and, while I liked it, I missed the metal that I am used to skiing on. This may be the answer.
     
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  5. Tom K.

    Tom K. HRPufnStf Skier

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    Foosball lives!
     
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    peterm Getting on the lift Skier

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    Are they changing the Origin 106 too? Are we likely to see a Pugski test of that ski soon?
     
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    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    Yes, you will. We have some men's and women's coming for the test fleet.
     
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    peterm Getting on the lift Skier

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    Cool, looking forward to it.
     
  9. kingsalami

    kingsalami Booting up Skier

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    Great company! I still love my Double Helixes.
     
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  10. amlemus

    amlemus Booting up Skier

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    Do any of their skis ride like Blizzard Bonafides? I have an old pair of those, but want to get into something newer, but similar. Wouldn't mind giving Liberty a shot.
     
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    The upcoming Evolve 100 would be the best option.
     
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    Drahtguy Kevin Après aficionado Pugski Ski Tester

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    I agree with @Philpug. I own two generations of Bones and skied the Liberty Evolve 100 at the Copper test. Some definite similarities between the skis as far as power and smooth ride. I found the Evolve not as demanding as the Bones.
     
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    amlemus Booting up Skier

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    That might be my only complaint about the Bonafides: I can't turn them over as quickly as I'd like. That's probably more of a "me" problem though.

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    Drahtguy Kevin Après aficionado Pugski Ski Tester

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    The Liberty Evolve 90 might fit the bill as well if missing a few mm doesn’t bother you. The 90 is strong, quick and energetic. A Top 2 ski for me at Copper.
     
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    Ksurby Booting up Skier

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    Any chance they might start selling the New evolves before the end of the current season? I have the first gen origin 96s. Love the energy, pop, quickness, in the moguls and trees, but sometimes wish for a little more stability and power in the crud and open bowls.
     
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  16. markojp

    markojp mtn rep for the gear on my feet Industry Insider Instructor

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    The evolve 100 is going to take liberty into the mainstream conscious of a lot of skiers looking for the next great ski in the crowded 95 -100 category.
     
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  17. Ksurby

    Ksurby Booting up Skier

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    That’s why I want one before they become popular next year haha. I see very few Liberty’s around sunshine/lake Louise/kicking horse. Do they ski like a slightly lighter enforcer? Where the reviews at pugski !
     
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    Philpug Enjoying being back on two skis. Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    The Evolv 90 and 100 are new for this coming season. HERE are some of the Liberty Reviews for this season.
     

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