Hi my name is Kaity, I just got off riding the K2 Empress. This is a really great front side kind of beginner park ski. It does have a twin tip construction, and it’s 86 underfoot. So really you could take it a little bit more all-mountain if you wanted to, maybe do a little backside. It’s super light, with that twin-tip construction you can definitely work on your skills a little bit. You know riding backwards, kind of spinning so it’s really easy to maneuver so it does initiate those turns really well. This is a great beginner to intermediate ski.