The Volkl Flair 73 is a great option for the beginner to intermediate skier. Tip Rocker will help you turn easier, and camber underfoot to keep you stable on your feet. A Composite Core has a very lightweight feel to it, and is very forgiving for a new skier, or someone still working on technique. Volkl's Progressive Tech uses slightly raised areas across the edges in the mid-body that make learning and turning very easy for you. A softer tail allows you to drift at the end of your turn for you to grow and improve your skills and comfort on the mountain rapidly.