Rating: / 5
Stability at speed: 3.40 / 5
Hard snow performance: 3.20 / 5
Crud performance: 3.65 / 5
Forgiveness: 3.80 / 5
Pro Compare this One to the Burnin Luv. The shape is identical, but there’s one key difference: K2 subtracts the metal from the One Luv’s layup, which adds an element of liveliness that testers preferred. In fact, the One crushed all comers in Short Turns and Rebound Energy. That can be a fun combination. It can also be a tricky one, but not so with the One Luv, which throws down a category-leading score in Forgiveness as well—something seldom seen. The more agile and athletic Cruiser will love the considerable snap and sizzle of the One’s narrow waist. But it’s content to do the work for you if you want to relax in lazy GS arcs at medium speeds. "It’ll make you a better skier—or make skiing better for you," said Sheinberg. Con Lacks reassuring edge-grip on hard snow and ice.