The Volkl Adora is a great ski for the beginner to mellow intermediate skier that wants a soft ski that is designed to help you improve and grow your confidence. The Adora is made with a Composite Core that is soft, easy to flex, and easy to control for the skier that is still working on their technique or the lighter skier. Volkl's Progressive Technology has raised areas across the edges on the mid-body of the ski that allow you to turn effortlessly without having to worry about grabbing the edges. The Progressive Technology has a soft flexing tail that gives you the ability to drift your skis at the end of turns for a very forgiving ride. The Tip Rocker in the Adora will initiate a turn if you make parallel turns, or if you still snowplow the ski requires less effort push it out. The 73mm waist is very nimble and agile that does not require very much effort to transfer your weight between edges on the groomed slopes. If you are a beginner to mellow intermediate skier, or a parent looking for a first set of adult skis for your teenager or tween, the ladies just adore the Volkl Adora. [+]