K2 Luv Sick 80 Ti

2018

Women's Piste Performance
K2
Price: £560.00 (with binding)
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 121-80-109
Turn radius 14m (163cm)
Lengths 149, 156, 163, 170
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Titanal, synthetic & lightweight woodcore
Tip rocker
Strengths Great in varied conditions, could work well as an all mountain choice
Weaknesses Less engaged at high speeds on hardpack

They say

The K2 Luv Sick 80 Ti is like an extra shot of power with your morning coffee. A slimmed version of the Ooolaluv, the perfect combination of lively aspen and flexible paulownia, elevates the Luv Sick’s agility.

We say

This is another ski that feels really playful and up for having some fun in all conditions. The wide nose really brings you into the turn and that width up front also helps when powering through softer, more chopped up conditions. It has good levels of grip and feels best suited to medium to long arcs, that extra width underfoot allows it to lever up and get grip, but makes it a bit slower from edge to edge in short turns. It’s definitely a ski that worked at its best in variable conditions where the wider profile really worked well. For pure piste performance the tip felt less well connected on hardpack.

Tester Comments

Lynn Mill
A high ranked ski, but better suited to variable and softer conditions over hard packed piste. Its shape reflects its off piste abilities
Natasha Edwards
Great on bumpy pistes and in powder due to its wide nose