The new Nordica Astral 74 CA FDT is a great first pair of skis for the true beginner to mellow intermediate skier looking for a lightweight and easy to control ride. Nordica's Recreational camRock Profile allows you to push out a snowplow and skid a turn with little effort. The Energy Frame CA Wood Core uses wood with Carbon reinforcements that keep the weight down and the forgiveness up to give you an easy to steer feel. Partial Sidewall Construction has a vertical sidewall underneath the binding platform that give you edge hold when you need it, and a cap construction on the tip and tail that gives you an easy to maneuver feel. Nordica's new FDT Binding System delivers an effortless energy transmission to your skis. If you are a mellow skier looking for a lightweight ride that will help you improve quickly, the Nordica Astral 74 CA FDT is a perfect choice.