Originally Posted by elcaposwimteam
Ive put quite a few holes in Liberty Skis over the last couple of years. The one thing I advise is to mount them BACK from the factory line. In all of the Libertys I have mounted the Boot Center line is always a bit more forward than where it should be. As a result it skis VERY forward. More than once I have had to move a customers bindings back, sometimes up to 5 cm from Boot Center, because they still skied so far forward. If I can get some more information from you I can give you a better idea of where to possibly mount your Double Helixs.
What binding are you mounting? Tele, AT, Alpine....nordic?
Whats your ratio of on piste skiing compared to off piste skiing?
Also, definitely get them ground and tuned before you ski them. Liberty skis have a nasty habit of being base high from the factory.
Thanks for the reply. I definitely won't mount the skis dead center or probably anywhere close. Liberty gives you a marking for center, cab forward [2.5 cm back], and standard [7 cm back], and 1/2 cm increment markings between center and standard. I ski a 28.5 cm boot. 5'9" 175 lbs. Fixed heel, no AT. Unsure of which make/model of binding I'll be using. If given the chance I ski powder, so that's where I'm concerned with the performance. I'll make anything work on the groomers. I don't turn on those anyway.
I'm leaning toward a 3.5 to 4.5 back from true center mounting point. I just want to get some of that smearability and playfulness in the deep stuff without sacrificing the flotation and feel of a more traditional mounting point. Great input. Thank you so much.