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post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 
My wife and son and I were out at Alta this past weekend, and my wife demoed some K2 Burnin Luvs. She loved them, and now has to have a pair. My local shop here in NC is out and I was wondering if anyone knows where I can get a pair. She needs a 160. I don't care if the have the integrated binding or not, either one will do.

Any help locating a pair will be appreciated.
post #2 of 22
Thread Starter 
One more thing... we will, be in Colorado in two weeks, so if anyone knows a shop where they have some, we could pick them up while we are out there.
post #3 of 22
Competitive Edge 413 737 7496 had a pair in 160 last Thursday night, they are in E. Longmeadow Mass. www.compedgeskibike.com Gary is the owner.
post #4 of 22
I have access to two (2) of them. (non integrated binding/new stock/160cm) If you are interested, e-mail me at cantman@speakeasy.net
post #5 of 22
I bought mine in mid February (160's) at Norway Ski Haus in Breck, I'm pretty sure they had more. Great service too. The Mountain Sports Outlet in Dillon had some too, but they weren't prepared to even meet Norway's price.

I looked all over Vail and Beaver area too, and didn't find any, plenty of demos but none for sale.

BTW, I love them to death!!

Some Christy Sports stores (Breck) have the matching poles, pick them up too, why not??
post #6 of 22

Burnin' Luv 160 cm

Nestors Sporting Goods had two pairs in 160 cm at their Allentown, PA store for $479 as of Saturday, plus another $180 if you wanted to get the Marker 1200 bindings with them (they have other bindings as well, but I didn't get the pricing.) I didn't get around to checking their Quakertown location, but if Allentown is out, then try Quakertown. They do ship.
post #7 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thanks to everyone for their input. I just ordered them from Don Thomas Sporthaus (www.letsski.com) for $449 +$10 shipping. Hard to beat that!
post #8 of 22
WOW--that is a great deal!!

And since I'm lovin' my own Burnin' Luvs, does anyone know if there's a place who sells the matching poles who'll ship?! Yes, this makes me sound like a fashion skiier, but whatever. I promise that my jacket clashes!
post #9 of 22
I demoed them in early december and was told to buy them then because they would be GONE. I had just bought mid-fats and had not intention of buying more skis this season. I got the 153s anyway.

They rule. I (almost) rule on them.
post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 
I didn't intend to buy my wife new skis this year, but after seeing her ski on them this past weekend, I had to find some for her. I have never seen her so excited about a ski and she was really ripping down the mountain. If you knew her, you would know that the phrase "ripping" and her ski style don't go together. She is very timid on skis (up to now!), but this proves what I have been telling her for awhile: she is an excellent skier. I think her previous skis were holding her back (especially in the confidence department). I really wanted to get her some before our Colorado trip in three weeks.


I really thought the ski would be too much for her, but she loved the stiffness compared to her present skis, and said they gave her more confidence to go faster.
post #11 of 22
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Originally Posted by nicburnham
WOW--that is a great deal!!

And since I'm lovin' my own Burnin' Luvs, does anyone know if there's a place who sells the matching poles who'll ship?! Yes, this makes me sound like a fashion skiier, but whatever. I promise that my jacket clashes!
I've never, ever bought new poles every time I buy new skis, but I saw them, and hubby said 'You just have to get those!'. The have 'The Royal Shaft' printed down the side, they're yellow with flowers on them.

I've started buying a few bits and pieces to co-ordinate with the Luvs, co-incidentally I bought a new red jacket a few days before so I'm on the way.

The only place I've seen them is Christy Sports in Breck, and they had plenty of stock. Give them a call and see if they'll ship them to you.

post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by ShellBee
I've never, ever bought new poles every time I buy new skis, but I saw them, and hubby said 'You just have to get those!'. The have 'The Royal Shaft' printed down the side, they're yellow with flowers on them.

I've started buying a few bits and pieces to co-ordinate with the Luvs, co-incidentally I bought a new red jacket a few days before so I'm on the way.

The only place I've seen them is Christy Sports in Breck, and they had plenty of stock. Give them a call and see if they'll ship them to you.

So *that's* what those poles are! I didn't even know.

A friend of ours who was at the ski retailers show in Vegas a couple of weeks ago came back and gave my wife a pair of those poles. They have a little yellow ladybug on the flower stems.

I was trying to talk my wife out of them. I told her they felt a little heavy and they would probably be better poles for me than her. I'm comfortable enough in my masculinity to ski with "women's" poles, okay? So don't start with me. Unfortunately, she wasn't buying any of it. She thinks they look perfect with her AK Launchers.

Anyway, those poles are very cool.

Some may scoff that cosmetics on ski equipment shouldn't matter, that it's the performance that counts. Well, K2 has absolutely kicked everybody else's patootie the last couple years as far as women's ski equipment is concerned. Both in terms of performance *and* cosmetics. Their product names are clever and playful, the stuff looks great, and their skis are just about the best-performing women's gear out there. Very feminine but also with that slightly aggro "Ski Like a Girl" attitude.

If you've got a choice between two pieces of gear that work well, why not take the one that looks good too?

Kudos to K2.

Bob
post #13 of 22
You are so right Bob.

Co-incidentally, I have a sticker on the back of my helmet that says 'ski like a girl' and one on my skis that says 'girls rip'.

I certainly didn't buy the Burnin Luvs because they look good, but because they make ME look good.

post #14 of 22
Burnin' Luvs burned up the trails this year; hottest female ski of the year.

An level 8/9 lady I know, an outstanding skier, bought the last pair available at Sun Peaks. She flipped over these skis, and was lucky to get a pair. Apparently, they perform like nothing else in the category.

K2 hit it out of the park on this one. The "girly" graphics were a smart move. Woman clearly enjoy the feminine aesthetic Other brands do this too, just not as well.

Atomic's late season B:something or other for ladies looked like a piece of industrial equipment next the Burnin' Luvs. I love my Atomics, but you've gotta give K2 kudo's for this one.
post #15 of 22
My Daughter had Her eyes on these sinse last fall. She can`t afford new skis and Dad wasn`t ready to get Her new skis because there are so many good skis out there. I wanted her to demo first before shelling out the dough.
Well guess what. She went and bought em, the last new pair for 550 including the ibc binding at the ski roundtop shop with Her employee discount. Just add that onto credit card on top of whats there now plus all the college debt, all for the joy of doing.
Where did i not go wrong? Dad bought new skis and boots this season.
mc

Now thanks to someone on this board about K2 matching poles, she will be looking for them in Utah next week. I love to ski.
post #16 of 22
Thread Starter 
Thank goodness my wife doesn't read this board, because she would be out looking for the matching poles for her new burnin luvs. I just bought her some nice scott poles last year, but something tells me if she sees the matching poles in a ski shop the scotts will be relegated to 'spare pair' status!

On a side note, I am for anything that makes my wife want to ski more. She already loves skiing, but is not in the obsessed category yet. Although ever since she skied on those burnin luvs last week, she has talked of nothing else. She will probably jump 10 feet high when I bring her home those skis next week (had them shipped to my office so I can surprise her with them)!
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by cbgarrett
Thank goodness my wife doesn't read this board, because she would be out looking for the matching poles for her new burnin luvs. I just bought her some nice scott poles last year, but something tells me if she sees the matching poles in a ski shop the scotts will be relegated to 'spare pair' status!

On a side note, I am for anything that makes my wife want to ski more. She already loves skiing, but is not in the obsessed category yet. Although ever since she skied on those burnin luvs last week, she has talked of nothing else. She will probably jump 10 feet high when I bring her home those skis next week (had them shipped to my office so I can surprise her with them)!
They are sharp skis and they seem to be very lively. Nothing better than having your loved ones look you in the eyes and say `I love these skis`
post #18 of 22
I do think she needs the poles too.

Aren't all Scott poles the thick aluminium ones? I hate that type of pole, I've got small hands and find it hard to hold two of them in one hand on lifts, etc.

The K2's are the slimline composite/carbon type, well weighted, nice grips.

I have friends who tele/hike who have those fancy telescoping poles that they lock up like skis, I might have to start doing the same, as mine are probably the only pair of these in Australia!
post #19 of 22
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Originally Posted by Captain_Strato
Atomic's late season B:something or other for ladies looked like a piece of industrial equipment next the Burnin' Luvs. I love my Atomics, but you've gotta give K2 kudo's for this one.
I love Atomic skis, my other pair are R10's.

But they are so darned heavy, and the new generation are even heavier! It doesn't seem to matter much on the feet, but they are a pain in the butt (shoulder) to carry around. I wonder whether this turns a lot of women off, it should. I really wonder whether they need to be that heavy.

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post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by ShellBee
I love Atomic skis, my other pair are R10's.
But they are so darned heavy, and the new generation are even heavier! It doesn't seem to matter much on the feet, but they are a pain in the butt (shoulder) to carry around. I wonder whether this turns a lot of women off, it should. I really wonder whether they need to be that heavy. :
ShellBee: Valid point! Even for guys, Atomics are load to carry.

It's true, you don't feel it underfoot. But, I wouldn't want to bootpack a ridge with B:5's or M:EX's on my back.

My wife won't lift my skis, ever. She hates the weight. She wouldn't take such skis for free.

Ski makers would be wise to include women on their design team. Regardless of our efforts, males are constitutionally incapable of anticipating a woman's needs (so I'm told, frequently).
post #21 of 22
My husband, also a longtime Atomic fan really liked the Metrons he demoed, but has ruled out buying a pair because of the weight.

One tiny design complaint with the Luv's - the integrated binding has a raised section in front of the toepiece that makes them very uncomfortable to carry on the shoulder.
post #22 of 22
On the topic of women's skis, Dynastar is coming out with the Dynastar 11 for women. I demo'd it last week at a demo day sponsored by Jeanne Thoren, a long time promoter of women skis. It is fast and fun.
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