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K2 Luv Sick 80 Ti 2018

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PROSKILAB™ reviewers comments

In this "Female Top-of-the-Range" category, we’re looking above all for consistent skis that combine performance, accessibility, comfort and versatility. The one-quiver skis stand out for their clever compromises. The Luv Sick 80 Ti performs well in all areas, with emphasis squarely on performance. Not content to meet the demanding criteria perfectly, the Luv sick 80 Ti has added a few extras that the reviewers loved. First, the 80 mm waist ski is happy in all snow conditions and even encourages riders to go off-piste when conditions are right. In addition, it's responsive, smooth and intuitive, offering riders a great deal of pleasure. It was a "hot favourite" for the reviewers. The Luv sick 80 Ti is aimed at a wide range of skiers, from intermediary to expert who’re looking for a model that will ensure plenty of thrills for very versatile on-piste use as well as easy off-piste rides.

Review: Pros

  • Overall performance
  • Excellent grip
  • Easy turn initiation and turn entry
  • Versatile for carving/skid turns
  • Stable
  • Smooth and intuitive
  • Versatile in all snow conditions

Review: Cons

  • Somewhat flexible ski tip that has trouble maintaining contact at high speeds, making turn initiation a bit less incisive

The ski review scores

Turn initiation
☆☆☆☆☆
16.3
Stability
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Stability/turning performance
☆☆☆☆☆
16.0
Grip
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Short turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.8
Long turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Skid turn performance
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Handleability
☆☆☆☆☆
17.8
Comfort
☆☆☆☆☆
17.0
Snow contact
☆☆☆☆☆
17.8
Soft snow fluidity
☆☆☆☆☆
16.3

Who's it for?

Intermediate → Expert

Manufacturer's remarks

Fast and stable, designed to carve out smooth medium turns

Features of the Luv Sick 80 Ti

Brand : K2
Model : Luv Sick 80 Ti
Year : 2018
Family : Cruisers
Size tested : 163 cm
Tip size : 121 mm
Waist size : 80 mm
Tail size : 109 mm
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