Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.86 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.20 / 5
Crud performance: 3.58 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.28 / 5
The Tough Luv is this category's girl next door: good at everything, a standout at nothing. Testers liked its stable, stand-up-and-ski feel, and felt it was fun for exploring off-piste. With a metal-laminate cap construction, the Tough Luv's got enough heft to dig into groomers, but its wood core is light enough to stay above the fray. Testers gave it high marks overall, though some complained that it was "too average." Said Schaffer, it's "totally trustworthy."
A reliable and consistent partnership