K2’s Empress might be meant for beginner and intermediate shredding ladies, but that doesn’t mean it’s without some magic touches. K2’s Jib Rocker technology gives the Empress some early rise in the tip and tail, providing the skis with a playful feel. The narrow waist and Bioflex 2 core make the ski lightweight and easy to maneuver, perfect for those learning the ropes. The cap construction of the Empress allows for easy turn initiation and reduced weight, all while keeping the ski in an affordable price range. If you’re looking for a serious value ski to foster your budding skills, the Empress might just be the ski for you.