K2 Luv Struck 80 (2016)

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Rating: 2.60 / 5
Price: $
Year: 2016
Level: 3
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 80
Tip/Tail/Waist: 121-80-109
Lengths: 149,156,163,170

Stability at speed: 2.38 / 5
Hard snow performance: 1.98 / 5
Crud performance: 2.22 / 5
Flotation: 1.74 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.44 / 5
Overall: 2.60 / 5

The Luv Struck 80 shares the same dimensions as the Luv Sick 80 Ti, but it's a metal-free construction and therefore slightly lighter and more forgiving (as well as less expensive). It's sold flat or with a 10-DIN K2/Marker binding that is more economical but still plenty sturdy for all but the heaviest and most aggressive women. It's part of K2's All-Mountain collection, which includes six models ranging in width from 75 mm to 85 mm, built for everyday versatility in typical frontside resort conditions. K2's Bioflex cores feature flex patterns specifically tuned for the needs of women, with lighter woods down the middle for reduced swing weight and denser wood over the edges for solid edge grip. Channel Light Cores have grooves milled into them tip to tail to reduce weight and soften flex. The Luv Struck's core is a mix of aspen, paulownia and bamboo, wrapped in fiberglass reinforcement. HybriTech Sidewall construction combines a sturdy vertical sidewall underfoot for edge grip, lightweight cap 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.

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