Womens All Mountain
Gear Buddy Opinion
The Evolv series was designed for hard chargers who want a ski that feels like a piste ski but functions in an all mountain environment. The 90 is suitable for carving hard with the ability to handle mixed conditions.
The Evolv 90w is an all-mountain multi-tool designed to make your face hurt from smiling so hard. Designed with Liberty’s revolutionary Vertical Metal Technology—struts of metal sandwiched vertically between lightweight wood stringers, rather than two sheets of metal laid above and below the core—this ski has all the confidence-inspiring stability and edge-grip without the muscle-burning weight. It goads you to go faster, ski longer, explore further, and is always up for the challenge. The 90 waist is perfect for venturing all over, from arcing perfect turns on groomed to surfing boot-top fluff in the trees. It’s also remarkably forgiving when you want to back it off and slide it around; it readily welcomes your input. (Personal side note: This ski singlehandedly changed my 12-year-old daughter’s outlook on our great sport. It strikes the perfect balance between stability and fun, and gave her the support she needed to tackle the fall line rather than just survive it.) It’s poppy, playful, responsive, and yet bites like hell when you want it to. A lot of that playfulness has to do with its sidewall material, which is made from the more energetic polyethylene (rather than the usual damper polyurethane). But because both of those words have five syllables and are hard to pronounce (not to mention spell), the only thing you really need to know is that the Evolv 90 is versatile for a wide range of abilities in a huge range of terrain—East and West. If you’ve never skied a Liberty before, this is the one to try.