The RTM 8.0 is a great ski for the true beginner or the recreational skier that is looking to stop waiting in rental shop lines. Made with a Dual Wood Core the RTM 8.0 has a stiffer feeling than just about any other ski at this price point, and the two strips of wood in the core are surrounded by PU to give you some vibration absorption. Volkl's Powershell Construction has a full cap that enables the ski to flex easily, for easy control and easy steering. Tip Rocker will help you initiate a turn as soon as you tip the ski on edge, and camber underfoot will give you stability and edge hold on the groomed trails. If you are looking for something very easy to ski, and you are ready to stop wasting money on ski rentals, the Volkl RTM 8.0 will be a great ski for you.