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One Luv

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Just picked up a pair of TNine One Luvs for my Wife. The deal was just too good to pass up so I will right it off as one less present I buy her.

Anyone have these skis or know someone who does and how do they like them?
post #2 of 20
My neice bought them last year and loves them. IIRC, Bonni picked some up too.
post #3 of 20
My daughter has skied on them the last two years an really loves them.
post #4 of 20
My wife luved them as well. She tried the B2W, True Luv, Burnin Luv and one other ski I can't remember. The One Luv's were her favorite, not as stiff as the Burnin Luv, more of a 'front side" ski. Carves very well, good egde on hardpack. She hasn't tried the new ones as I bought them after last season, but they are mounted and ready to go.

Now that I rememebr, Phil hooked me up with a ski and bike shop in PA.
post #5 of 20
Like Bumbdad said, the one luv is a bit softer than the burnin luv.

If you were to bring her to Stowe, we could compare my Burnin luvs with her One Luvs
post #6 of 20
My wife (strong intermediate, 5' 9") loves her one luv's
post #7 of 20
My wife loves her OneLuv's.
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by bumpdad View Post
My wife luved them as well. She tried the B2W, True Luv, Burnin Luv and one other ski I can't remember. The One Luv's were her favorite, not as stiff as the Burnin Luv, more of a 'front side" ski. Carves very well, good egde on hardpack. She hasn't tried the new ones as I bought them after last season, but they are mounted and ready to go.

Now that I rememebr, Phil hooked me up with a ski and bike shop in PA.
I knew I told someone about them, I forgot who. Glad they fell in good hands. I helped out a couple of Bears with One's and Burnin's. I gotta Luv to give. (unfortunatly, not a Lotta Luv, those would have been in my families quiver )
post #9 of 20
Amazing how this thread on a women's ski is 90% guys!

I'll chime in that I suggested these as rentals for a friend who visited last year - aggressive intermediate with rusty technique looking to learn on modern stuff and go fast. She loved them.

That is, she loved them once she finally skied them. But she hated the flowers. It took LM and me about 15 minutes of explaining how the T-9 series were really hot skis that lots of high-end women skiers were on, and that they weren't softened-down girly-girl frou-frou skis before she'd go with them.

Meanwhile LM loves her (Burnin') Luv's - not really because of the graphics, but that's a plus to her. She's really glad when she finally gave into lust and bought a pair, she got a deal on last year's model that still had the flowers.

Go figure.

So there's a "which kind of woman is she?" issue, if they're last year's One Luv's where K2 still was using the flower design. Note that this year they dropped it. Wouldn't surprise me if they lost sales from the "I don't want any flowery crap - I want a real ski" contingent and that's why they changed it.

If your wife is more like my friend, be prepared for a flower-management discussion OTOH if she's more like my wife, then she'll love that you were so thoughtful that not only did you get her a great ski, you got her one that's pretty!
post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks, I got her a pair of last year's limted edition One Luvs, black with pink flowers, the base is black with a pink ribbon on them, matching bindings all set up for $475. She's excited.
post #11 of 20
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I'll chime in that I suggested these as rentals for a friend who visited last year - aggressive intermediate with rusty technique looking to learn on modern stuff and go fast. She loved them.
Mark is being extremely generous when he describes the woman in question as an intermediate and her technique as "rusty." She was one of those people who brags that they used to "do" black diamonds at Killington. : However, she was also one of those people who had never taken a lesson, and was clueless about how to get off a lift. Her method: Simply grab on to the person sitting next to her, and hold on for dear life.

Her MO for getting down the hill was to simply fall about 8 times through the course of the run, until she reached the bottom. Fortunately, she had enough padding to handle it, or she would have been in big trouble!:

However, after some excellent instruction, as well as the help of the One Luvs, she did in fact reach intermediate status.

The whining about the flowers is totally ridiculous! I remember somebody, I think it was Altagirl saying that when she's ripping down the hill, she's glad that the little girls who are watching her can see the flowers on her skis and know that it's a chic, not a guy. Gives them something to aspire to!
post #12 of 20
Lars, I just tried my One Luv 160's yesterday for the first time since I bought them in July! I paid a whopping $275 with demo bindings (they were demos, but in excellent shape).

I have to say that they worked well for what I was skiing on......packed powder (Western powder).

They're carvy all right, and easy to turn. They will take you for a ride, not the other way round. I did feel a lot of vibration on some frozen chicken heads on the back side of Mt. Spokane, and at the end of that run my feet were tingling like hanging on to a jackhammer.

After it had been snowing for an hour or so and it was piling up nicely, they cut through nicely and smoothly........well, as smoothly as a tired intermediate at 2 pm (on day 2 for the year) can ski.

They're not a stiff ski like the Burnin Luv's I tried last year, but at one step below that, they're a nice all mountain ski, I'd say.

I have the feeling I'm going to like these. :
post #13 of 20
I remember a pair that I had... oh, never mind...
post #14 of 20
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
I remember a pair that I had... oh, never mind...
WTFH, did you forget your Luv?
post #15 of 20
that was old luv, and bad luv.

This season's version has an improved flex pattern, is much more responsive, and the bindings are set just for me.
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
that was old luv, and bad luv.

This season's version has an improved flex pattern, is much more responsive, and the bindings are set just for me.
^
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Wear The Fox Hat View Post
that was old luv, and bad luv.

This season's version has an improved flex pattern, is much more responsive, and the bindings are set just for me.
always good to be in touch with your feminine side
post #18 of 20
Had enough....
Bad Luv
I need something I can be proud of.

As for the girly pink and black flowery topsheets, they look Mahvelous covered in snow. What's the big deal?
post #19 of 20
[quote=Lisamarie;618566]

Her MO for getting down the hill was to simply fall about 8 times through the course of the run, until she reached the bottom. Fortunately, she had enough padding to handle it, or she would have been in big trouble!:

/quote]

Wow and she was a friend : Hate to see your descriptions of someone you do not like. :
post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 
Martha has excelled skiing her new Luvs.

They make her ski somewhat more on top and less relaxed but for the most, that is a good thing.

Coming off back surgery, she has been awesome.
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