K2 Tough Luv
AVG. 3.72 $900 with binding SCORE
D: 129-82-111 R: 14M (160) L: 146, 153, 160, 167 STRENGTH: Balance of Skills WEAKNESS: Crud Performance K2’s new women’s-specific BioKonic core puts less mass down the center and more on the perimeter to give the women’s line stronger edge grip and lighter swing weight. A carbon and flax laminate dampens vibrations, and a sidecut designed for a lower center of gravity eases initiation. Testers thought the Tough Luv was versatile for a wide range of abilities. It has a huge sweet spot for both long and short turns. “One of the stronger skis in the category,” said Knight.