Replying to ON3P Woodsman 96 vs Liberty Origin 96 vs Voile V6 vs others
I'm considering getting a narrower ski for those low tide days. I'm 5'11", 140-150 lbs, very aggressive alpine skier, intermediate telemark skier. Will be mounting with inserts so I can swap between alpine and tele. I ski Bridger Bowl and occasional touring in the preseason and late spring/summer. I love to go fast, hit schmedium cliffs, but most of all I love bump skiing and being playful and finding all of the transitions in bumps. Not that great of a bump skier on telemark yet.
189 Surface One Life - Love these skis for how stiff they are and their surprising versatility. They are my current daily driver/rock skis.
Liberty Morphic - Had these for a while and they were great in groomers and bumps, manageable on steep stuff but didn't excel. I liked having full camber and a narrower waist.
Liberty Sequence - These skis fucking sucked and were useless. They were a replacement for the Morphic when a dumbass shop tech killed my Morphics. They were unusable in chop and not that great on groomers.
ON3P Jeffrey 114 - These have been my alpine daily driver for a while now. I really love how damp they are, love that they are playful but can still charge in chop, great in pow, can still carve on groomers. I really love the durability of ON3P because I'm a big time shark hunter. They are now my telemark skis, and have become a lot more difficult to ski on firm stuff, but have been pretty good for tele otherwise. They are pretty heavy for touring, but I don't tour that much and value stability over uphill performance.
ON3P Wrenegade 112 and 114 - These skis can fucking charge, when I am in the mood to go balls to the wall they are awesome. Just replaced my 2012 112mm 192cm with 2019 114mm 184. I usually chose the Wrens over the Jeffrey's for deep days. Would not consider a charging ski like this for telemark.
ON3P Magnus - Demoed these for a day and loved the typical ON3P feel but in a narrower waist
Liberty Origin 116 - Did a side by side comparison of these and my Jeffs on an early season groomer day. I thought they felt more nimble and made tele turns very well, weight difference was similar but they felt like they skied lighter. Tip chatter was a little unsettling compared to ON3P but didn't get to ski any variable stuff on them. These are my ski buddie's daily driver
Liberty Variant 97 - Learned to Telemark on these. Thought they were much easier to carve than my Jeffs, but only had a couple of days on them so I can't speak to how they handled in chop or pow.
Basically I'm looking for a ski that's more practical on firm days and easier to carve. ON3P Woodsman 96 sounds like an awesome combination of what I love about the Jeffrey and Wren in a narrower width. Liberty Origin 96 seems like a good option because I liked the bigger Origin. I know a lot of people who love Voile, but I am not sure about the cap construction and thin bases, there is a pair of V6 with skins at the consignment store right now for cheap. I also like the idea of a lighter ski for touring, hiking, and being nimble in bumps. There aren't too many in depth reviews of the V6 out there. May as well throw the Moment PB&J and Line Sakana in the mix too. I'm looking for other suggestions as well, budget isn't much of an issue. I am also considering skis in the 105-110mm range but leaning more toward the narrow side because I've got pow sticks covered in my quiver already.
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