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Burnin luv or lotta luv??

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 

I am deciding if I should buy the 153 burnin luv or the 156 lotta luv.

 

I am 5'2' and weight around 115. I am an advanced skier but down here in Argentina we do not have a lot of powder days. Nevertheless I'll be skiing in Utah next winter for a couple of weeks and I would like to know which ski would be best!

 

What do you recommend??? i love k2 skies!

post #2 of 20

If you don't normally ski powder, get the Burnin' Luvs. I have some and love them, I've skied all kinds of conditions on them but like you I'm not often on powder. And if your luck is like mine, you won't necessarily get much powder in Utah either. I have not skied on the Lotta Luvs.

post #3 of 20

I love K2 skis too! I have both and they both rock, but I think the Lotta is more versatile than the Burnin Luv, meaning it will serve for a greater range of snow conditions than the Burnin will, especially with a trip to Utah in the picture and a good snow year predicted for the Intermountain West. 

 

That said, the only sure thing is to get both!

post #4 of 20

I agree with Nolo on the Lotta's. While the Burnin's will excel in the hardest of snow, for your trips west to Utah, the Lotta's are the choice even if you do not get a flake of fresh the whole time. 

post #5 of 20
Thread Starter 

Thanks a lot!!

 

I guess the Lotta will be the best choice. Are they good for tree skiing also??

post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by Magui Lacabanne View Post

Thanks a lot!!

 

I guess the Lotta will be the best choice. Are they good for tree skiing also??


Fantastique. 

post #7 of 20
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Originally Posted by nolo View Post

I love K2 skis too! I have both and they both rock, but I think the Lotta is more versatile than the Burnin Luv, meaning it will serve for a greater range of snow conditions than the Burnin will, especially with a trip to Utah in the picture and a good snow year predicted for the Intermountain West. 

 

That said, the only sure thing is to get both!

I couldn't have said it better.
 

post #8 of 20
Thread Starter 

Thanks again!!!

 

Hope we get a great season!!

 

I am skiing in Argentina next week and it is a excellent one down here!

post #9 of 20

Geez - it's not often that I get to post on something that I know about really well - this is definitely my chance!

I bought the Burnins the very first year they were available, bought them flat so I could put my favored binding brand - Tyrolia - on them. My 'other' had heard about them from the director of a ski school @ a small place in Wash. state while he was on a lift w/ her.. 98 degrees North, maybe??

They were everything I expected them to be, as I was at that time a mostly on-piste skier, in the frozen East. They busted crud, clung to ice like velcro, and were super easy to initiate a turn on.. I loved them uncondtionally.

THEN, a few years later, I decided to go wider, as we ski in the West each year and occasionally get lucky enough to ski powder.. I got myself a pair of Lottas and never looked back... they were like 80 underfoot, that much more floaty even tho they were heavy, and from that time on, they became my go to ski for all of it. I don't do trees, not quick enough, but they so stable that it was like skiing a battleship on wings - goes into & through anything, trustworthy, not real snappy but still fun, just a great ski.

I need another pair, wanted to buy them LAST season, but the graphics (anyone with me on this?) were just awful, I couldn't imagine looking at them on the way up a lift!..

SO, maybe a new rockered pair this year, depends on the budget, but, the Lottas, for I think anyone who wants a more do it all ski, would be it. Period.

This post is probably overkill, but I think we've all made the point! :) Lottas!!   

post #10 of 20
Thread Starter 

It sure looks like you know what you are talking about!!!

 

Thanks for that excellent advice!

 

post #11 of 20

i dont think you should get either, you can do a lot better than the burnin or lotta loves...

post #12 of 20
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Originally Posted by SnowChief View Post

i dont think you should get either, you can do a lot better than the burnin or lotta loves...


While everyone has an opinion on what a "best" ski is...Neither of these skis are by no means lousy skis and there are some fantastic women skiers ripping on them both so they do have their merits. 

post #13 of 20

im not saying they are lousy im just saying you could do better. 

post #14 of 20


Lets face it, there are a ton of great skis out there, and while the OP may have fun demoing some other stuff, she has a passion for K2 skis which are nothing to scoff at.

 

What blew me away with the K2Luv line is that they have really amped up the skis but haven't changed their name(s).

The current Lottta Luv is not the same as the Lotta Luv from a couple years ago.  The newer one Kicks Ass!

 

If I were going to make an additional recommendation, I'd say, demo the Tough Luv.

post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 

I thought about the tough luv but they'll be no good to ski in Argentina, at least the ski resorts I ski at.

 

post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by Magui Lacabanne View Post

I thought about the tough luv but they'll be no good to ski in Argentina, at least the ski resorts I ski at.

 


I totally understand and think you're gonna luv the Lotta Luv!

post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by SnowChief View Post

im not saying they are lousy im just saying you could do better. 


The OP loves K2 skis.  And she isn't alone; a lot of women love them. I was BLOWN AWAY by the Lotta Luvs I demoed last winter, and I also own Volkls and Fischers, and I've owned Heads and Lines and Rossis and Salomons. (And by the end of the day, I was loving the psychedelic graphics on the K2s).

 

I didn't have primo conditions to demo the Lottas; there was icy hardpack and choppy crud, and the skis had a sure grip, were highly maneuverable, and they made me grin from ear to ear.

post #18 of 20

I started my wife on burnin luvs, and she won't let me change them for anything else. She started on them, and though she has progressed alot, she still loves them.

post #19 of 20

This last season I tried out a lot of different skis and talked to a lot of different people because i worked at the ski school. I ended up getting 153 ( I am 5'3'')  lotta luvs and I am so glad I did!! They work really well on all terrain. Unfortunately, I don't have the money to have a advance ski for each type of condition so i found these to be the best choice!!

post #20 of 20

Was just up at Mt Buller yesterday (Vic, Australia) and a girl in the lift line had the Burnin' Luvs.

I didn't get to yabber to her :(  She looked very happy :)

 

I was demoing the Rossi Echo Attraxion 8's - well, I was trying to get my mits on either the BL's or the 8's and well the 8's won out.

 

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