Lengths (in.): 66, 69
Price range: $359-$479
Test notes: Beginner said it's easy to ride and very stable. This ski can be ridden with brute strength in the turns and will still hold a carving edge. High marks in overall stability.
Sport: The wide shape allows the weekend warrior to enjoy pain-free skiing with easy deepwater starts and overall stability. It won't fight to find an edge.
Performance: Good holding power in the turns for the advancing intermediate skier who wants to work on technique instead of thinking about buoys all of the time.
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