The Konic 78 from K2 is a lightweight and forgiving ride for the athletic beginner to solid intermediate skier. The Aspen Lite Konic Core does not require much force or ski to allow the ski to react when you want or need it to. Hybritech Sidewalls have a slight cap construction in the tip and tail of the ski with a sidewall on the majority of the ski that allow you to skid and slide a turn if you need to, while delivering a grip on the snow if conditions are firm. K2's Konic Technology pulls heavier material away from the center of the ski and moves it toward the edges for effortless turns and easy maneuvering. Speed Rocker has a small amount of rocker in the tip with camber underfoot that rolls you into a turn the second you tip the ski on edge. If you are ready to tackle some stronger runs, but want a ski to improve your skills, the K2 Konic 78 will be the ski to get you there.