Two years ago when he reviewed the Liberty Origin 96, Jonathan Ellsworth called it “tenacious,” and said that he’d never really skied anything like it. He found it to be a surprisingly strong ski that, when combined with its radically deep rocker lines, made for a really fun time in a lot of different conditions.
But for the 18/19 season, Liberty is dialing back the Origin 96’s tip rocker.
“The award-winning Origin 96 is back with a newly refined, early rise tip profile. With more edge contact in varied conditions, the Origin 96 is ready to carve harder than ever before, but still retains a playful personality everywhere on the mountain. With bamboo, poplar, and carbon fiber, energy and stability are what you can count on.”
So the new Origin 96 is supposed to perform better on firm and variable snow, which seems like a logical expectation given the new ski’s decreased tip rocker and splay.