or Connect
EpicSki › Ski Equipment and Resorts  › Ski Gear › Alpine Skis › Women's Alpine Skis › Women's All-Mountain Skis › 2009 K2 Lotta Luv w/ Marker M1 11.0 Ti Binding

2009 K2 Lotta Luv w/ Marker M1 11.0 Ti Binding

Posted

Pros: Forgiving, and stable....a confidence builder.

Cons: Definite speed limit, damp and soft, knocked around in crud.

I demoed the Lotta Luv in January of 2008. I was not impressed.

 

I found it too soft and damp for my liking, it got knocked around in the cut up crud quite a bit, and it had a definite speed limit where it just shut down. That said, I found that it had a HUGE sweet spot, it was calm and confidence inspiring at slower speeds, it maneuvered easily at slow speeds, it carved nicely on the groomers and it floated well in the pow. It didn't have enough pop to really shine in short turns or to make it a joy on the groomers.

 

Basically, I found it to be a calm, uninspiring ski for intermediate to advanced women looking for comfortable cruising in most conditions, perfect for someone just becoming comfortable on advanced terrain and starting to venture off-piste. No worries, no excitement, no surprises.

Posted

Pros: One-quiver ski

I really enjoy touting K2's T-Nine line of women's skis because they are all very nimble and dependable over a wide range of situations; but of all the T-Nine models K2 has brought to market, I think the Lotta Luv has been the easiest to love, especially for skiers who prefer off-piste skiing but also like to go fast on groomers occasionally. If you're a good skier and you only want one ski, the Lotta is all you would need. I have been recommending the ski to my women students since its debut several years ago, and have never heard anything but raves about how much they all love the ski. I've sold a lot of lottas over the years.  

2009 K2 Lotta Luv w/ Marker M1 11.0 Ti Binding
By:
Description:

If you're spending a whole lotta time wringing your hands over all the women's ski options out there, the K2 T Nine Lotta Luv Alpine Ski is the pot of gold at the end of your ski rainbow. When you're out on the ski hill, you're like a kid in a candy store. A great big candy store with groomers, trees, powder fields, and moguls. What's a girl to do? Just grab a ski that cruises on a whole lotta terrain, and you're as good to go as a hyper leprechaun hopping around with a box of marshmallow cereal. A healthy dash of sidecut with MOD monic and metal laminate construction cruises the hard pack as smoothly as buttah, while a floaty surface area keeps flying on top of the pow. And the Lotta Luv has a whole lotta resilience when it comes to chopping right through the crud, so you won't be tossed around. The integrated Marker M1 binding system is precisely designed to maximize the power transfer from your boot to a T Nine ski.

Details:
DetailValue
Lengths149cm, 156cm, 163cm, 170cm
Dimensions119 / 78 / 105mm
Turn Radius[163cm] 15m
ConstructionMetal laminate cap
Core MaterialBioflex
Binding IncludedYes
Recommended UseFull variety of ski trails (trail mix)
Manufacturer Warranty1 Year
Recommended BindingMarker M1 (included)
Weight8.9lb (4.04kg)
Binding Type
Model Year
Recommended Level
Recommended use
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC
Style: S08204163, Size: 163cmS08204163714636238781
Style: S08204170, Size: 170cmS08204170714636238798
Style: S08204156, Size: 156cmS08204156714636238774
Style: S08204149, Size: 149cmS08204149714636238767
EpicSki › Ski Equipment and Resorts  › Ski Gear › Alpine Skis › Women's Alpine Skis › Women's All-Mountain Skis › 2009 K2 Lotta Luv w/ Marker M1 11.0 Ti Binding