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post #1 of 10
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Hello Bears,

My skis are K2 One Luv's and my boots are in need of replacing. I love my One Luv's, however there are times when they feel a little too soft. I'm an aggresive skier that skis mostly in the east.

I was wondering, if I get a very stiff boot would that 'solve' the soft ski feel or make it worse?

There are no demo days for boots around here, so I'm pretty much stuck with my choice.

Thanks
post #2 of 10
It definitely won't solve the soft ski problem, I can tell you that much!
post #3 of 10
The One Luv is pretty soft but it's a good fit for some skiers. A boot that is too soft or too loose may contribute to your skis feeling unresponsive. OTH, if you feel like you are just overpowering your skis then it is a ski issue. IAC it sounds like you need new boots. See a fitter, try some higher end boots. When you find the right one....go ski. Then address the ski issue if you feel you need to do so.

SJ
post #4 of 10
I agree that buying a stiffer boot won't solve your ski issue, but also wonder aloud what having a ski that is too soft feels like. Not trying to be smart here, honestly wondering what your complaint is.

I have many skis some soft some stiff and others in between. One of my softer skis is outstanding ice ski, other stiff ski is not as good. I think soft ski is simply very well designed.

Is it possible you are presuming characteristics you don't like are related to soft flex. I like Sierras recommendation. Don't worry about flex, just focus on strenghts and weaknesses and pick a ski you like.

Lou
post #5 of 10
Lou, I won't try to put words in the OP's post, but for me.......A ski that is too soft is one that feels like it folds under me.

As I have advanced in my skiing, I have worked on some drills to 'flex' my boot more efficiently. One coach said, "if you can't flex your boot, then you can't flex your ski"

If I'm working with the volunteer group of school kids then a soft ski is fine, but when I'm trying to keep up wit da boyz, (or if they're trying to keep up with me ) I can and have flexed a ski to a point where it doesn't feel right, like its folding(not sure if my words are right but that is all I can think of)

I demoed the One luv, adn the Burnin Luv. Between the two I preferred the Burnin Luv. However, there are some skis out there that are a ton more fun.

My suggestion to the OP is to get the boots sorted out, then demo skis like no body's business. Demo time is FUN!!
Suggestions for a short list
Nordica Conquer
Elan Speed Magic
Burnin Luv
To name a few.
Outside the box thinking:
Blizzard Titan EOS.....for the dawning of a new day!!!
post #6 of 10
My wife had exactly the same experiance; at higher speed the One Luvs don't feel confident. She bought new Völkl Fuego's and the difference is huge! They allow her to ski must faster and keep up with us (the boyz) effortlessly.
post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by QmQ View Post
My wife had exactly the same experiance; at higher speed the One Luvs don't feel confident. She bought new Völkl Fuego's and the difference is huge! They allow her to ski must faster and keep up with us (the boyz) effortlessly.
Those skis are in two completely different categories both in ability and in build. The Fuegos compare to the Nordica Fire Fox. They Rock!
The Burnin Luv is more in comparison to those two skis but even the BL's can't hold a candle to the FF's and Fuegos.

If you're an aggressive female skier, and you know how to flex your ski, you may not like the one luv or true luv. In Fact, I'm betting you won't.
post #8 of 10
Come on! Everybody likes a little luv!
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by Lou Rosenfeld View Post
Come on! Everybody likes a little luv!
You know me too well.
post #10 of 10
There are so many good choices, but concetrate on the boots first if ou feel they need to be replaced too. A new ski will feel different with the boots you have than the boots you are going to get.
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