The Volkl RTM 73 Skis are great skis for the beginner or mellow intermediate. At 73mm underfoot it is very quick edge to edge. There's a tip rocker and camber underfoot that will help you roll the ski on edge easier and more efficiently to give you more control. Tip rocker engages the tip of the ski quicker and defects some of the negative vibrations caused by bumps and crud. A composite core keeps the weight down and the ski more forgiving of a ride for you. The Progressive Technology construction has slightly raised areas over the edge of the mid body of the ski giving you more stability while making your turns easier. The softer flexing tail makes the ski drift at the end of your turn. If you are looking for a ski that is lightweight, quick and easy to turn, and won't break the bank, the Volkl RTM 73 Skis are the ones to take to the mountain.