Originally Posted by Acrophobia
How fast do you like to ski? How important is "forgiveness" - that is, the manuverability of the ski despite breaks in technique. One Luv will be more forgiving than Burning, and you will be able to get more out of the ski at lower speeds. The flip side is that the One Luv will be somewhat less stable at higher speeds. Lotta luv is wider underfoot, so will perform better in softer snow conditions, with a slight sacrifice in carving ability.
I have the Burning Luv in the 160 length. It's great for skiing fast on groomers, and performs reasonably well in a variety of conditions. I think it's probably a great ski for Northeastern snow. It's not so fun in deep powder and cut-up powder, but then that's not its intended use.
I like to ski fast. In fact, I prefer a ski with somewhat forgiving properties, but not at the risk of losing performance.
If you have the BL, then I'd go for something a bit wider to compliment it.
The downfall to the forgivness of the One luv is that you lose some crud busting ability and power in the spring conditions and marbles.
I've skied several K2's and have a good feeling for them, but I've also been on some other skis that are really blowing the Luv line away.
Volkl, Nordica and Blizzard come to mind in that regard.
For Trees and playing around, my fav ski is my Blizzard Eos, 88 under foot.