2021-2022 Liberty Origin 101

Ski: 2021-2022 Liberty Origin 101, 182 cm

Available Lengths: 171, 176, 182, 187 cm

Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length (straight-tape pull): 180.1 cm

Stated Weight Per Ski: 1980 grams

Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 1805 & 1833 grams

Stated Dimensions: 136-101-123 mm

Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 133.1-99.7-120.5 mm

Stated Sidecut Radius (182 cm): 19.5 meters

Measured Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 70 mm / 33 mm

Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 2 mm

Core Materials: bamboo/poplar + partial metal strut + carbon stringer + fiberglass laminate

Base: sintered

Factory Recommended Mount Point: -7.85 cm from center; 82.2 cm from tail

Dylan Wood reviews the Liberty Origin 101 for Blister.
Liberty Origin 101 - 21/22 Top Sheet
Review Navigation:  Specs //  First Look //  Rocker Pics

[Editor’s Note: In the interest of getting you information sooner on some of the products we’re reviewing, we’re posting here some of our measured specs and manufacturer details, and will update in the future. Take a look, and let us know in the Comments Section below what questions you’d like us to answer.]

What Liberty says about the Origin 101

“The Origin101 has the perfect width to take on whatever the day brings. With VMT1.0® construction and PU sidewalls, the 101 can carve up the frontside and jump into the back with confidence.  With the nimbleness of a narrower ski and enough float to smooth out snowy days, the new Origin101 is your ticket to ride on any mountain.”

What we said about the Origin 101 in our 21/22 Winter Buyer’s Guide

“All of Liberty’s Origin skis feature a new construction for 21/22, and there’s also a brand-new model, the Origin 101. The Origin 101 feels very similar to the 20/21 Origin 96 and 106, which is a good thing — all of the Origins have been intuitive, lightweight skis that you can still ski pretty hard in a very wide range of conditions. The Origin 101’s deep but low-slung rocker lines equate to excellent flotation for its width, but it also carves very well when you lay it over. The 21/22 construction makes the new skis feel a bit stronger, more stable, and a tiny bit less forgiving, but the Origin 101 will still be most appealing to those who want a light, nimble, and maneuverable ski, rather than a really damp one. The Origin 101 is fairly similar overall to the DPS Pagoda 100 RP, but the Origin 101 will be a better choice if you want a more playful ski that’s a bit more engaging on piste.”

Flex Pattern

Here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the Origin 101:

Tips: 6.5
Shovels: 6.5-7.5
In Front of Toe Piece: 8-10
Underfoot: 10
Behind the Heel Piece: 10-9
Tails: 8.5-7

The flex pattern of the Origin 101 is quite similar to the 20/21 Origin 96, though the Origin 101 is slightly stiffer overall.

Flash Review

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