But seriously, the Libero is a great ski, near the top of the class in weight, skiing, and affordability. The Attivo progressive shape makes it versatile, with a progressive flex tip for deep snow and a rigid center and tail for hard pack. The wood core is wrapped in carbon fiber for stability, and the split tail offers steering precision. It comes with the all Trab signature finishing touches, sharpened edges and a sintered, textured base.
Liwood Fiber Box Core technology is a carbon fiber torsion box around a light wood core.
Hot rolled cold steel edges are 52 on the Rockwell hardness scale, meaning they last.
Wood core has air canals cut out to give an impressive weight, just 1080g in the 171.
Quadriaxial cap construction secures the innards with four directions of strength.
Attivo progressive shape and flex is an integrated design that works in variable snow.
Sintered bases are very hard to withstand abuse and textured to make them fly.
Edges are pre-tuned so you can rely on them out of the box in sketchy terrain.
Duo Tech tails are split to allow easy flex when turning while able to hold a straight line.
Attivo skin fixing system is easy to use with gloves and offers a secure hold.
I have finally skied out my old Free Randos. Absolutely loved that ski, responsive had a nice rebound and liked to be driven. Specs look very similar with the Libero but are they responsive like the Free Randos? The other ski I have liked over the years id the Vokl Snow Wolf, never have liked riding a ski prefer to drive them. Is the Libero the reincarnation of the Free Randos?
This is my second season on these and I love them.
For such an incredibly light ski they hold an edge well and generally behave very predictably everywhere I've taken them -- from packed resort, steeps, chutes, pow, trees. They've been my primary ski unless it gets really deep, in which case a little more float would be nice. The weight (or lack of) is like having a shoe on your foot, which feels great as the day goes on. I expected some loss of performance to get something this light, but I don't feel it, they're great. Only caveat is that I am on the smaller/lighter side (5'9 / 140#) so maybe a big guy would have a different experience.
The pre-cut skins are also light and very easy to quickly remove with one hand without removing your skis.