There are few beginner skis that offer as much bang for the buck as the Magnum 7.0 IQ. By using IQ Sandwich construction with a composite and magnesium core the Magnum 7.0 IQ is able to be a smooth, easy flexing ski and retain solid edge hold. This blend between easy and strong allows the Magnum 7.0 to be great learning tool for skiers from never ever to the occasional renter for figuring out what a proper carve feels like and because of the solid edge hold you will not out grow it right away. It also makes a great platform for juniors and young teens transitioning off of junior equipment that are still learning to get their skis parallel and carve their turns. To help make the Magnum even more skier friendly it gets the IQ binding system and by integrating the binding into the sidewalls of the ski the 7.0 has an almost automatic turn initiation. The Magnum 7.0 is a very reassuring ski that will not punish mistakes and will reward good skiing with smooth and mellow carves the whole run long.
IQ Sandwich Construction - Edge Hold With A Smooth Feel
Composite Core With A Layer Of Magnesium - A Forgiving And Damp Flex
IQ Binding Integration - Quick And Efficient Energy Transfer
These are my first set of skis. I am a beginner skier and I used these on green circles. They are much nicer than the rentals I had been using, and look cool.
The only problem I noticed was that they start shaking a lot at higher speeds (like when I am speeding down the mountain uncontrollably), making it even harder to control.
The bindings on these skis are strange. Instead of a plate being screwed down into the skis, it's actually a 3-piece flimsy plastic plate. The ski tech at REI said he has never seen this kind of binding before.