K2 OoolaLuv 85Ti (2017) - Ski Mag

K2 OoolaLuv 85Ti (2017)

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Rating: 2.32 / 5
Price: $900.00
Year: 2017
Level: 4
Gender: Female
Waist Width: 85
Tip/Tail/Waist: 126-85-114
Lengths: 156, 163, 170

Stability at speed: 1.88 / 5
Hard snow performance: 1.98 / 5
Crud performance: 2.14 / 5
Flotation: 2.21 / 5
Forgiveness: 2.78 / 5
Overall: 2.32 / 5

The 2017 K2 OohLaLuv 85Ti returns unchanged for 2017, except for a new graphic. It's still the fattest ski in K2's All-Mountain collection for women. Aimed at expert women, it's metal-reinforced for high-speed performance, with a mid-fat waist that won't trench too deeply on soft groomers or in moderate powder. It's sold flat or with an 11-DIN K2/Marker binding. The women's All-Mountain collection comprises six models ranging in width from 75 mm to 85 mm, built for everyday versatility in typical frontside resort conditions. (For more flotation in deeper snow, check out the wider-waisted Freeride-collection skis: AlLUVit 88, FulLUVit 95, and Luv Boat 105.) The top three models in the All-Mountain collection feature K2's Bioflex core, which features a flex pattern specifically tuned for women, mixing lightweight paulownia wood tip and tail, for easy swing-weight and soft flex, with denser aspen wood underfoot, for solid edge grip and durability. Additionally, their Channel Light Core design features grooves milled into them tip to tail to further reduce weight and soften flex. Three models in the series (those designated with "Ti" in their name) are metal-reinforced for durability, edge-grip, and high-speed calm. All but the value-priced Luv 75 feature HybriTech Sidewalls, which combine a sturdy vertical sidewall underfoot for edge grip with rounded-over cap sidewalls fore and aft for supple flex and lightness. (The Luv 75 has forgiving cap sidewalls from tip to tail.) 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. 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 2017 K2 OohLaLuv 85Ti returns unchanged for 2017, except for a new graphic. It's still the fattest ski in K2's All-Mountain collection for women. Aimed at expert women, it's metal-reinforced for high-speed performance, with a mid-fat waist that won't trench too deeply on soft groomers or in moderate powder. It's sold flat or with an 11-DIN K2/Marker binding. 

The women's All-Mountain collection comprises six models ranging in width from 75 mm to 85 mm, built for everyday versatility in typical frontside resort conditions. (For more flotation in deeper snow, check out the wider-waisted Freeride-collection skis: AlLUVit 88, FulLUVit 95, and Luv Boat 105.) The top three models in the All-Mountain collection feature K2's Bioflex core, which features a flex pattern specifically tuned for women, mixing lightweight paulownia wood tip and tail, for easy swing-weight and soft flex, with denser aspen wood underfoot, for solid edge grip and durability. Additionally, their Channel Light Core design features grooves milled into them tip to tail to further reduce weight and soften flex. Three models in the series (those designated with "Ti" in their name) are metal-reinforced for durability, edge-grip, and high-speed calm. All but the value-priced Luv 75 feature HybriTech Sidewalls, which combine a sturdy vertical sidewall underfoot for edge grip with rounded-over cap sidewalls fore and aft for supple flex and lightness. (The Luv 75 has forgiving cap sidewalls from tip to tail.) 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.

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 2017 K2 OohLaLuv 85Ti returns unchanged for 2017, except for a new graphic. It's still the fattest ski in K2's All-Mountain collection for women. Aimed at expert women, it's metal-reinforced for high-speed performance, with a mid-fat waist that won't trench too deeply on soft groomers or in moderate powder. It's sold flat or with an 11-DIN K2/Marker binding. 

The women's All-Mountain collection comprises six models ranging in width from 75 mm to 85 mm, built for everyday versatility in typical frontside resort conditions. (For more flotation in deeper snow, check out the wider-waisted Freeride-collection skis: AlLUVit 88, FulLUVit 95, and Luv Boat 105.) The top three models in the All-Mountain collection feature K2's Bioflex core, which features a flex pattern specifically tuned for women, mixing lightweight paulownia wood tip and tail, for easy swing-weight and soft flex, with denser aspen wood underfoot, for solid edge grip and durability. Additionally, their Channel Light Core design features grooves milled into them tip to tail to further reduce weight and soften flex. Three models in the series (those designated with "Ti" in their name) are metal-reinforced for durability, edge-grip, and high-speed calm. All but the value-priced Luv 75 feature HybriTech Sidewalls, which combine a sturdy vertical sidewall underfoot for edge grip with rounded-over cap sidewalls fore and aft for supple flex and lightness. (The Luv 75 has forgiving cap sidewalls from tip to tail.) 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.

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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