K2 Luv Machine 72 Ti

2019

Women's Piste Performance
K2
Price: £580.00 (with binding)
Overall:
On piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
Bumps:
Ease of use:
Suitability for level:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Lower Expert Upper Advanced Upper Expert
Sidecut 125-72-104
Turn radius 13m (160cm)
Lengths 146, 153, 160, 167
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Carbon, Titanal & woodcore
Tip rocker
Strengths Stable and grippy at speed. Rock solid at pace
Weaknesses Harder to steer at slower speeds

They say

For those who seek out the resorts’s steepest challenges and still want to cruise groomers with ease, the K2 Luv Machine is your new partner on piste.

We say

The Luvmachine is definitely a ski that’s focused on speed. When the pace is ramped up they feel very grippy underfoot and give out very high edge hold through the arc. It doesn’t seem to matter what type of turn shape you go for, they just need speed to feel like they are working well. The ski in general feels quite beefy in its construction, this helps in cutting out vibration and makes it feel more able when up to speed. At slower speeds it feels more like hard work, with it taking more effort to steer and make adjustments through the turn.

Tester Comments

Natasha Edwards
Likes to go fast, but not the easiest to get performance from.
Lynn Mill
If you like to feel like you have a lot of ski underfoot without the length, this is the ski for you. It absorbs vibrations well, and produces great edge hold under foot