Gear of the Year 2019
The ladies behind the K2 women’s line of skis are all strong skiers, so you can trust them to design a ski for chicks who rip. Enter K2’s Luv series. Featuring BioKonic technology, this ski takes into account a female’s physiology in everything from the ski’s flex pattern to a sidecut that matches how women move on skis. In the Tough Luv, the BioKonic core puts less weight in the center of the ski and distributes more to the outer edges, making the ski an eager charger with a huge sweet spot.
Gear Guide 2019
K2’s new women’s-specific BioKonic core puts less mass down the center and more on the perimeter to give the women’s line stronger edge grip and lighter swing weight. A carbon and flax laminate dampens vibrations, and a sidecut designed for a lower center of gravity eases initiation. Testers thought the Tough Luv was versatile for a wide range of abilities. It has a huge sweet spot for both long and short turns.
Strength: Balance of Skills
Weakness: Crud Performance