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Top One-Ski Quiver for the West Coast: Reviewing the Liberty Origin 106

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Performance in Diverse Conditions

The Origin 106 shines across a variety of snow conditions. Its well-thought-out profile allows skiers to transition seamlessly from powder to packed snow. On powder days, the ski floats effortlessly, making deep snow skiing a delightful experience. When it comes to groomed runs, the Origin 106 doesn't disappoint. Its camber underfoot ensures a reliable edge grip, offering a sense of security and control during high-speed descents. Skiers also report an impressive level of shock absorption, thanks to its advanced core materials, which is particularly beneficial when navigating through crud or variable snow conditions common on the West Coast.

65% Effective Turning Edge

20% Tip Rocker

15% Tail Rocker

VMT 1.0®

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Nimble Pow Ski

The Liberty Origin 106 has undergone a significant upgrade with its new VMT 1.0® core, a testament to Liberty's commitment to innovation and performance. This advanced core construction combines Liberty's signature bamboo and poplar wood core with a central aluminum alloy strut and pre-cured carbon fiber strips on top. This unique blend results in a ski that is not only lightweight but also exceptionally stable and torsionally rigid. The aluminum alloy strut at the core adds strength and durability, ensuring the ski maintains its shape and effectiveness even under high stress during aggressive turns or in rough conditions. The addition of pre-cured carbon fiber strips enhances directional stability, allowing skiers to maintain control and precision at all times. The 106mm waist width remains, providing a versatile platform for both powder flotation and agile maneuvering on groomed runs. The updated design, including the tip and tail rockers, further accentuates the ski's adaptability, making it an ideal choice for the diverse terrains and snow conditions encountered on the West Coast.

As a ski instructor who spends over 150 days each year on the mountain, I've seen all kinds of skis in action. But the Liberty Origin 106 stands out. It's a rare gem that suits every level of skier. For intermediate skiers, its forgiving nature and easy maneuverability instill confidence. Advanced skiers, on the other hand, will appreciate its stability and high-speed performance. Whether teaching or guiding through challenging terrain, the Origin 106 has proven to be a versatile and reliable choice.

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Concluding our review

When compared to its competitors in the freeride category, the Liberty Origin 106 stands out for its balanced approach to performance and versatility. While some skis lean heavily towards either powder or groomed performance, the Origin 106 strikes an admirable middle ground. For instance, while the Origin 112 excels in deep powder, it lacks the Origin 106's agility on groomed runs. Conversely, the Evolv 90 may perform better on hardpack but falls short in deep snow conditions. This versatility makes the Origin 106 a more suitable choice for the varied landscapes and snow types encountered on the West Coast. A true one-ski quiver!

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$779.00

Liberty Skis Origin 106 - 2024