Advanced level freeride skier
Heyman's rating of this ski:
Considering his skiers profile:
Brilliant freeride ski
The Liberty Double Helix is the epiphany of freeriding. It combines the effortless float of a deep powder ski with the carving abilities on hard pack of a backside all-mountain ski. Never have I encountered a ski over 120mm wide underfoot that behaves this playful and maneuverable on piste. These skis also race through chopped snow and soft snow chunks, fly over hard snow chunks and frozen tracks. Throw a huge boulder at the Double Helix and it won't flinch. And that generates so much confidence in these skis that you realize you dare ski the most gnarliest descent you've ever done. As your audacity grows each time you ski the Double Helix, you know you're ready to cross the next frontier. And isn't that what freeriding is all about?
Who ever thought that a ski could be that light weight, have a big front rocker and still be super stable at whatever speed you ski on hard pack without any tip vibration? Add to that a fast and light edge switch as if you were on a pair of skis half this size and you have the only ski you need in your freeride quiver. The only difficulty I experienced with the Double Helix was when I had to return them to the dealer.
Liberty about the Double Helix
"The best of both worlds. The Double Helix is at home on big mountains and sidecountry lines anywhere, yet will still carve better than you would think possible. Great flotation, light weight, and the ability to make easy work of any type of snow makes the Double Helix a quiver-killer", says Liberty. I couldn't agree more!
Salomon Rocker2 122: is similar to the Squad 7 in abilities, but has a slightly smaller radius of about 26m.
Line Mr. Pollard's Opus: an amazing freeride ski, that floats on powder as well as it carves on piste.
Armada Magic J: wider than the Double Helix, producing even more float, but less edge grip.