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Ok, here's the deal. I ski in the pacific northwest. I like the groomers but what I really started digging this year are the moguls. It seems like the snow there is quite a bit deeper and cut up by other skiers. I bought the K2 One luvs (115-68-99). Do you guys think that will be good or should I go for something with a little wider waist?
Thanks,
HD
post #2 of 6
First, welcome to the forum, take a look around and don't be afraid to look around with the search button.

And B. I think you could get a nice fat ski to complement the One. I am thinking something in the 80-90mm waist range. Staying with the K2, that would be the Lotta Luv and Fat Luv. But there are some others out there too.
post #3 of 6
Your question needs some clarification.

The one Luv is pretty good in moguls and works nicely on groomers or in say 4-6" of soft over a firm base.

So, question #1...........do you want to replace the OL or supplement it?

Then, what about the following?
  1. Do you want a better mogul ski?
  2. Do you want a better ski for deep snow?
  3. Do you ski in the off trail often? (or do you want to?)
  4. How agressive/confident are you in off trail/deeper snow situations?
SJ
post #4 of 6
Also, height ,weight, skier ability, mountians and trails you ski, etc
post #5 of 6
Quote:
Your question needs some clarification.

The one Luv is pretty good in moguls and works nicely on groomers or in say 4-6" of soft over a firm base.

So, question #1...........do you want to replace the OL or supplement it?

Then, what about the following?
  1. Do you want a better mogul ski?
  2. Do you want a better ski for deep snow?
  3. Do you ski in the off trail often? (or do you want to?)
  4. How agressive/confident are you in off trail/deeper snow situations?
SJ
Jim's response is a good one. Remember a wide waist isn't necessarily better in bumps.
post #6 of 6
a wider waist gives more stability in general, plus you don't get that foot-sinking feeling in deep soft. I like a wider waist in moguls because of the above, and they'll pivot a bit easier. But a narrower waist will give faster response and stronger edging. It just depends on what you're after.

If you're not going for anything really steepndeep, a middish waisted ski would probably be best.
What wasn't working so well with the Ones that you are thinking of going fatter?
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