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K2 FulLuvit 95 (2017)

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K2 FulLuvIt 95

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Rating: 3.17 / 5
Price: $900.00
Year: 2017
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 95
Tip/Tail/Waist: 132-95-115
Lengths: 156, 163, 170, 177

Stability at speed: 2.81 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.81 / 5
Crud performance: 3.00 / 5
Flotation: 3.00 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.27 / 5
Overall: 3.17 / 5

The FulLuvIt works hard to let everyone in on the fun. If you know how to pressure an edge, it’s got deep sidecut for can’t- miss carving and nice rebound energy to zip you into the next turn. But it’s happy to just skid and chill out too. Aggressive rippers can overpower it, but its energy suits light-touch experts well. Testers dubbed it the best ski in the category for budding intermedi- ates. Brown: “Fun, floaty, spirited, and sprightly.”

With its 98 mm waist, the FulLUVit offers more quickness, edginess, and hard-snow versatility than the wider LuvBoat, its stablemate in K2's Freeride series. Its wood core is metal reinforced, for additional hard-snow performance and a quieter ride at high speeds. K2 intends it for expert women who are afraid of fat skis and ski primarily in soft snow. 

K2's expanded women's Freeride Collection now includes three skis: two wide-waisted soft-snow specialists, the 105-mm Luv Boat and the 98-mm FulLUVit, plus a new mid-fat model, the 88-mm AlLUVit, which has been added to bridge the gap between the Freeride collection and the narrower skis of the All-Mountain collection. All are flat tailed, "directional" designs built for a secure, traditional feel. (As opposed to the looser, smearier twin-tips of K2's Freestyle collection.) All models have tapered tips and tails (ie., the widest parts of the ski are moved closer to the foot), for lighter swing weight and a slashy, quick feel in loose snow. All feature new Konic versions of K2's Bioflex cores, with flex patterns specifically tuned for the needs of women. The Konic cores are a combination of lightweight Nanolite foam down the middle with wood and reinforcing metal used only over the edges, where they're most needed for edge grip and stability without excess weight. K2's HybriTech Sidewall combines a sturdy vertical sidewall underfoot for edge grip with rounded-over cap sidewalls fore and aft for supple flex. Moderate rocker adds a measure of surfiness in soft snow and powder as well as shock absorption in rough terrain; camber underfoot promotes positive edge grip and adds rebound energy. All Freeride Collection skis are sold flat (no binding). 

K2 was founded in 1962 by the Kirschner brothers, who pioneered the use of fiberglass in ski construction at their Vashon Island, Wash., factory. The brand is now based in Seattle and builds its skis in China. It is owned by Newell Brands, a consumer products conglomerate. -J.C.

Notes: With its 98 mm waist, the FulLUVit offers more quickness, edginess, and hard-snow versatility than the wider LuvBoat, its stablemate in K2's Freeride series. Its wood core is metal reinforced, for additional hard-snow performance and a quieter ride at high speeds. K2 intends it for expert women who are afraid of fat skis and ski primarily in soft snow. 

K2's expanded women's Freeride Collection now includes three skis: two wide-waisted soft-snow specialists, the 105-mm Luv Boat and the 98-mm FulLUVit, plus a new mid-fat model, the 88-mm AlLUVit, which has been added to bridge the gap between the Freeride collection and the narrower skis of the All-Mountain collection. All are flat tailed, "directional" designs built for a secure, traditional feel. (As opposed to the looser, smearier twin-tips of K2's Freestyle collection.) All models have tapered tips and tails (ie., the widest parts of the ski are moved closer to the foot), for lighter swing weight and a slashy, quick feel in loose snow. All feature new Konic versions of K2's Bioflex cores, with flex patterns specifically tuned for the needs of women. The Konic cores are a combination of lightweight Nanolite foam down the middle with wood and reinforcing metal used only over the edges, where they're most needed for edge grip and stability without excess weight. K2's HybriTech Sidewall combines a sturdy vertical sidewall underfoot for edge grip with rounded-over cap sidewalls fore and aft for supple flex. Moderate rocker adds a measure of surfiness in soft snow and powder as well as shock absorption in rough terrain; camber underfoot promotes positive edge grip and adds rebound energy. All Freeride Collection skis are sold flat (no binding). 

K2 was founded in 1962 by the Kirschner brothers, who pioneered the use of fiberglass in ski construction at their Vashon Island, Wash., factory. The brand is now based in Seattle and builds its skis in China. It is owned by Newell Brands, a consumer products conglomerate. -J.C.

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