For the 2016-2017 line we’ve engineered the genetics of the Origin 116 into the all new Origin 96 and added carbon fiber for additional snap, pop, and to keep the ski quiet throughout the rockered tip and tail. It’s quicker from edge to edge and better equipped for carving turns on groomers and front-side terrain. The ’96 has generous camber underfoot for insane rebound from turn to turn, and race ski edge grip on the firm stuff. What hasn’t changed are the energy and liveliness of Liberty’s bamboo and carbon fiber construction. The Origin 96 is so special because of its phenomenal hard snow performance as well as great flotation in deeper snow, all from a ski that is mid-90s underfoot. It’s truly a go anywhere, anytime ski.
Of course, don’t just take our word on it. We’ve been blessed with great independent reviews, including Blister Gear Review. Jonathan Ellsworth, founder and reviewer of Blister had this to say about the Origin 96:
“I’ve got 5 days now on the Liberty Origin96, and if I had to give a two-word summary review, it would probably be, “Holy S@#$.” I honestly can’t say that I’ve ever skied anything quite like this.”
Jonathan Ellsworth on the Liberty Origin96, Taos, NM.
“Liberty calls the Origin96 “a new all-mountain standard.” That’s a big, ballsy claim for sure, but I can say that I haven’t skied anything that feels terribly similar. Five days in, and it feels like I can make this ski do anything I want it to.”
Check out the full review here:
Keep your eye out for the various buyers guides from Powder, Ski, Skiing, Backcountry, Freeskier, and Mountain Magazines. We have a sneaking suspicion that this ski will rack up awards for 2016-2017.
Also, the ski is available in limited quantities on our website, but stock is going very fast. Stores will be stocking this new model in September.