The Elan Explore 6 is a great option for the true beginning skier to mellow intermediate that wants a lightweight and forgiving ski that will help them learn easily or hone their technique. Parabolic Rocker will give you more control by making the Explore 6 enter and exit turns with minimal effort. Rocker in the tip engages the tip of the ski into turns, and rocker in the tail will release the skis from turns very easily. The Explore 6 has Waveflex Technology that uses waves built into the mid-body of the ski that allow it to have an easy longitudinal flex, lowers the total weight of the ski, and increases the torsional strength of the ski that will make it more responsive the faster you ski. The combination of the Full Power Cap Construction with a Dual Wood Core with layers of Fiberglass give the Explore 6 that perfect amount of forgiveness that will make learning easy, and give you the control that you need to progress to that solid intermediate. If you are just starting out and want a ski that will make learning easy, the Elan Explore 6 is the ski for you. [+]