Sibling rivalries ... why can’t we all just get along? No more long car rides with “He’s touching me” or “She’s looking at me.” As we discovered last year, Liberty became an overnight success with our readers, and it only took the company a bit over a decade to do so. How did this newfound love come to be? The V-Series boasts its Vertical Metal Technology (VMT) construction and a unique shape with an extended sidecut and low tip profile. The V92 (as well as its narrower siblings, the V76 and V82) quickly became a darling not only of our testers but of you the reader, too.
What did Liberty do as an encore for this season? Well, it smartly offered the V76 and V82 in women’s models, and it complemented the V-Series with the Evolv 90 and Evolv 100. Liberty's designers knew they had a good thing going with the VMT construction, so they went to the well once more and used it in a more off-piste/all-mountain shape, melding it with many of the attributes that made the Origin series popular. Voilà: the Evolv 90.
- Why choose the V92? You have a PSIA or other technical background and want a wider ski -- but you still want the tail to follow the tip through all turns in all conditions.
- Why choose the Evolv 90? You want one ski to rule them all. Many including myself have concluded that if you are going to have one ski to do most things, 90 mm is not a bad way to go. The Evolv 90 does so many things well, you forget its limitations; even trying to find them is a stretch.