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Nothing is more frustrating than the feeling that you’re learning too slowly. The first days out on the slopes are especially decisive in determining whether the skier gives up or continues.
The better a ski can adapt to this situation, the greater the fun factor and the more likely it is that the skier will make it to the next level. An entry-level ski should behave simply. Yet a ski that is too strongly oriented toward pure entry-level duty is relative limited in how it can be used. As beginners improve, they’ll quickly hit the limits of their skis and will get frustrated.
PROGRESSive Technology uses its own unique concept to counteract this effect: the interplay between PROGRESSive Flex and PROGRESSive Edge allows skiers to initiate turns very gently and with as little energy exertion as possible. However, as the challenges grow and the slopes get steeper, the construction offers enough grip to ensure control along the entire length of the ski. The flextail makes it even easier for skiers to transition out of one turn and initiate the next due to the “rolling” effect of the softer tail.
The cross-section of the ski tapers towards the tail - from thicker edges to a thinner center. This translates into a more flexible rear section of the ski, which is particularly beneficial at the end of a turn. The ski accelerates less aggressively out of turns and supports a neutral stance to help prevent the skier from sitting in the proverbial "back seat". The effect is less effort for better turns.
A moderate upward curvature of the ski in its forward section means that the length of the edge can be varied. When the ski is only tilted to a shallow angle, a shorter section of the edge is in contact with the snow. On moderately fast turns where not much edge angulation is needed the relevant edges stay effectively shorter allowing the ski to turn more easily and have less stress on the skier. That edge "extends" automatically as the owner’s skiing style becomes more advanced and more pressure is put on the edges in a turn. The ski then offers the stability required for more speed.