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October 6, 2010
“These made me feel like a better skier,” said one tester. Perfect for resort skiers East or West, the Free Luv is fun and lively on- or off-piste. It carves with smooth energy, bouncing from one turn to the next on corduroy and steep chalk. Mild tip rocker enhances maneuverability and eases initiation. It’s quick and nimble in bumps and trees and tackles crud without shaking. Easy to disengage and skid, the Lotta Luv earned a high versatility rating. A real game-improvement tool.
October 6, 2010
The pronounced rocker of a powder ski can be a detriment on groomed snow, causing tips to flap and making turn initiation difficult. But like K2’s other groomer and all-mountain skis, the Burnin Luv has a subtle rocker that puts the ski’s forebody into a “pre-flexed” shape, so initiation takes less effort than it would with either pronounced rocker or none at all. The Burnin Luv carves groomers with ease and quickness, and it slays bumps and firm tree lines. It’s an accessible frontside tool for East or West.
October 6, 2010
This ultralight all-carbon carver is a great all-mountain choice for women who don’t want to work too hard pushing a heavier wood-core ski around. Best suited to well-manicured groomers—think sunny mornings on blue cruisers—it doesn’t have the width for more than a few inches of powder, and crud can send this featherweight stick bouncing. It dives eagerly into arcs and pulls confidently across the hill. Highly maneuverable, it prefers medium speeds. Skis this light can take some getting used to, but you’ll be surprised at the energy you’ll save.
October 6, 2010
Responsive and eager to set an edge, this quick little number rips slalom turns with security and grace and doesn’t chatter at speed. But it’s forgiving, too—great for mellow weekend resort skiers who occasionally duck into the trees. Lightweight testers found it easy to turn without much muscle. Its stability and tracking enabled testers to work on two-footed carving technique. One tester called them “the Scarlett Johansson of skis: lush, curvy, and easy to look at.”
October 6, 2010
The Diamond put our women in a companionable mood—they called it “approachable,” “adaptive,” “friendly,” and “unintimidating.” Though it sports a relatively narrow waist and traditional camber, it smeared surprisingly well and seemed happiest dabbling in trees and bumps. It’s comfortable running slowly or with haste, and it’s easy to initiate. Hardpack performance is smooth and fluid. Medium turns are its preferred mode.