Featured Review byMr.BishoponMar 04, 2014 @ 3:14 PM
The Liberty Helix is a fantastic one-quiver ski. The day I used it we had a light layer of fresh snow on Jackson Hole, and it held up like an absolute champ. With a 105 waist underneath, it definitely penetrated the soft snow a bit, but remained stable quite nicely through charging turns.
It isn't going to get you quite the amount of float that a super-fat ski would, and it also won't get as much on top as a heavily rockered ski would - but where it loses here it makes up for in droves in being a very entertaining ski to ride on the hardpack cruising groomers whether you're between slow days or between pow runs.
Again with 105, I'd put this as a ski that probably would do a decent job skiing around any east coast resort, as its not too fat to hold a good edge, and seems to possess just the right amount of camber and rocker that makes it charge hard on the hardpack.
The flex is a bit softer than some of the other all mountain skis, but by no means noodley. It had a good flex pattern that allowed ploughing through the crud where I saw it, and a bit of give when the ski needed to be turned through some of the soft stuff.
If you were using this on the east coast, it would do a decent job in the park, but obviously its somewhat stiffer and heavier than you'd want for buttering around every day in park life. If you're an occasional park rider, it would probably be just fine.
The Bamboo core definitely gives this a lively spring to its flex pattern, which is quite enjoyable if you like something with some return to it.
If you're looking for a one-quiver ski, then I would highly recommend this one as a fantastic option. Especially if you feel you'd be riding less snow more often vs. something that you'd want to really be in a lot of deeper days.
Though a Very high quality ski, I have found that on hard pack and ice, the Tip of the ski seems to de-edge very regularly. With that aside the ski it self is very versatile. one could use it 99% of the days you'll ski ( that one percent is very early session and very late session ) Perfect for lighter weight skiers (like my self) who still wanna ski very hard.
I was able to try the Helix in almost every type of snow condition this season. The Helix is defiantly my ski of choice. The Helix is so versatile. The lightweight Bamboo core allows you to take the 105mm underfoot ski anywhere on the mountain. The Stealth Rocker helps the ski float in new snow and the camber underfoot allows you to rip turns in any snow conditions. I would recommend this ski for someone that wants one ski that can do it all. This durable, light, and playful ski will not let you down!