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K2 Luv Machine 74Ti (2017)

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Rating: 2.49 / 5
Price: $1100.00
Year: 2017
Level: 2
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 74
Tip/Tail/Waist: 121-74-107
Lengths: 146, 153, 160, 167

Stability at speed: 2.73 / 5
Hard snow performance: 2.28 / 5
Crud performance: 1.76 / 5
Flotation: 1.64 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.80 / 5
Overall: 2.49 / 5

The quick, edgy, narrow-waisted Luv Machine 74Ti returns unchanged for 2017. It's built for precision, power and high performance on groomed snow. K2 aims it at expert women who know how to carve a turn, or athletic women who want to learn. The Luv Machine's short, slalom-style sidecut radius favors tight, quick turns. Its construction is designed to perform well at high speeds. The Luv Machine is available flat, but also sold as a system with an integrated 11-DIN K2-branded Marker ERC binding. The Luv Machine's core is a mix of fir, paulownia, and bamboo with channels milled out to reduce weight. Metal reinforcement dampens vibrations at high speeds, improves torsional rigidity (or twist resistance, for edge power), and enhances durability. HybriTech Sidewall construction combines a sturdy vertical sidewall underfoot for edge grip with rounded-over cap construction fore and aft for supple flex. K2's Speed Rocker combines 90 percent camber with 10 percent tip rocker to smooth the ride and enhance forgiveness and improve soft-snow flotation. 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.

The quick, edgy, narrow-waisted Luv Machine 74Ti returns unchanged for 2017. It's built for precision, power and high performance on groomed snow. K2 aims it at expert women who know how to carve a turn, or athletic women who want to learn. The Luv Machine's short, slalom-style sidecut radius favors tight, quick turns. Its construction is designed to perform well at high speeds. The Luv Machine is available flat, but also sold as a system with an integrated 11-DIN K2-branded Marker ERC binding. 

The Luv Machine's core is a mix of fir, paulownia, and bamboo with channels milled out to reduce weight. Metal reinforcement dampens vibrations at high speeds, improves torsional rigidity (or twist resistance, for edge power), and enhances durability. HybriTech Sidewall construction combines a sturdy vertical sidewall underfoot for edge grip with rounded-over cap construction fore and aft for supple flex. K2's Speed Rocker combines 90 percent camber with 10 percent tip rocker to smooth the ride and enhance forgiveness and improve soft-snow flotation. 

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.

The quick, edgy, narrow-waisted Luv Machine 74Ti returns unchanged for 2017. It's built for precision, power and high performance on groomed snow. K2 aims it at expert women who know how to carve a turn, or athletic women who want to learn. The Luv Machine's short, slalom-style sidecut radius favors tight, quick turns. Its construction is designed to perform well at high speeds. The Luv Machine is available flat, but also sold as a system with an integrated 11-DIN K2-branded Marker ERC binding. 

The Luv Machine's core is a mix of fir, paulownia, and bamboo with channels milled out to reduce weight. Metal reinforcement dampens vibrations at high speeds, improves torsional rigidity (or twist resistance, for edge power), and enhances durability. HybriTech Sidewall construction combines a sturdy vertical sidewall underfoot for edge grip with rounded-over cap construction fore and aft for supple flex. K2's Speed Rocker combines 90 percent camber with 10 percent tip rocker to smooth the ride and enhance forgiveness and improve soft-snow flotation. 

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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