Originally Posted by Artistpines
A bit late to this conversation, if you have not made a decision yet, take a look at my reviews of the Liberty ski line from this past season, including the Helix, and Double Helix, and some of the 2016 skis. You can check out my profile, to better understand how I ski, and what I look for in a ski. I added the 2016 Origin, and 2015 Genome to my personal inventory this summer. I did not notice where you ski. My reviews were conducted in Vail, Colorado. Thanks "Yellow Gentian Ski Reviews". Craig
Thanks very much for your input, and the Yellow Gentian ski site. I found it early on last year, I believe, and to me it's one of the very best ski review sites I've discovered. I read your bio and some of your reviews, and loved what I read. I think you add a lot to the site. Loved your edge tuning suggestions, for instance. Wish you the best and look forward to your reviews this coming year, as well as those of many of the other reviewers. Great stuff.
Heyman's choosing the Double Helix as his favorite powder ski, back before you were on board, I think, was what made me aware of these skis. I have since gone up on the Pali lift at A Basin with two Liberty people on different days, one a rep and the other a ski maker/owner, I believe. I had the good fortune to discuss the Origin, Double Helix and Helix with both of them and saw how they skied on them as well, and was very impressed. Doug in particular was a wonderful skier on both fatter skis.
I ended up finding a lightly used pair of 180 Double Helixes, which I could only ski at the tail end of last season, on re-frozen groomers and slush/slush bumps. For me, not the best in those conditions. I suspect I'd have liked the Origins better in the slush bumps, etc., but dunno. I'm only 5'!0". 150 lbs., so the shorter length seems to fit me. I have demo bindings on them, so I'll experiment with different mount positions, and will try farther back, as you suggested in your review. I look forward to trying them in powder/resort powder this coming year. I'll find out then if they're good to go or best for a heavier guy than me, optimally.
By the way, like you I love my Super 7s; but mine are the 13/14 orange and black honeycomb version. I love them in soft snow except in rougher snow conditions, as I mentioned earlier - which is why I'm trying the DH. I'm hoping it both floats and handles rough stuff.