K2 OoolaLuv 85Ti ski review, 2017/2018 women's All-Mountain Front Category, from our equipment experts at Realskiers.com powered by Masterfit.

K2 has never forgotten that the whole point of shaped skis is to make life easier. This is the brand that made rocker a must-have feature, taking the teeth out of the top of the turn so there’d never be a penalty for a mistimed move to a new edge. K2's OoolaLuv 85 Ti is out to prove that anyone can string together a series of nifty, short-radius turns without missing a beat. The rhythm section inside the women's OoolaLuv is handled by K2’s proprietary Triaxial braid torsion box, essentially a giant spring ready to harmonize at whatever pitch you prefer to sashay side to side on skis. Helping the OoolaLuv stay on line is a metal laminate that calms the ski's edge and improves snow contact, particularly as the pace picks up. To keep weight in check, K2 uses an aspen/paulownia core and pairs with a Marker ERC 11 TCx Light binding (OoolaLuv 85Ti is only sold as a system ski with bindings). “Unbelievably light skiing with all the smoothness and stability you could want,” said Shirley from Footloose, who concluded, “It’s forgiving with a lot of performance.”

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