If you’re an entry level skier or making the transition to progressive all-mountain skiing, the Atomic Vantage Rival is an awesome stepping stone. Unlike most skis in this price bracket, the Rival has a Woodcore that cushions vibrations for a smoother ride. Plus it features a versatile 83mm waist width and a Step Down Sidewall 2.0 for great edge grip on the groomers. Our Twin Progressive Sidecut also has a bigger radius at the tip and a smaller radius at the tail for easier turn initiation and super grip when exiting the turn. While the All Mountain Rocker in tip and tail prevents catching edges and provides floatation in soft snow. An awesome entry-level flat ski.