Originally Posted by tetonpwdrjunkie
I got the impression from the website that their skis used to be made by others, but are now produced in-house in CO. They outsource materials from all over the world.
Hart makes skis in Colorado as well. I was told by somebody at Hart when I bought the BarHoppers they were made alongside Liberty in China, and to a degree it makes sense...I imagine Bamboo is plentiful in China.
Hart was excited because the Liberty Helix and Double Helix did well in Freeskiers ski test last year, and those were the ones built in the same factory as The One (I think), BarHopper and Outback 102 from Hart. Hart had entered The One in the ski test and had high hopes for it to do well. I think around that time Hart redesigned The One and it is now produced in Colorado...and now has a Poplar core. The BarHopper and Outback 102 haven't changed though...still Chinese, and still Bamboo. Liberty may very well move their production to Colorado as well, I'm sure they would like to if cost allowed. But since their headquarters is there, why would they have gone to China in the first place, only to come back here?