Hi, I'm Andy. This is the Elan Explore 4. This ski is meant for the beginning skier. I give this ski actually 5 stars. It's very easy to turn, obviously being the type of ski that it is but surprisingly it can do long fast turns, it can do short turns. I was very impressed with the abilities of this ski and the ability to move the ski up into more technical types of skiing. Anyway, I give this ski 5 stars.