Elan’s efforts to provide easily accessible performance to skiers of intermediate (give or take) ability have been met with great success. The proof is in their Black Magic LS women’s skis with ELW 9.0 bindings. Picking apart how they have done this you notice that the Black Magic LS is a lightweight ski that flexes willingly without too much pressure necessary for making each turn. Torsional bending, however, is not so easy thanks to Waveflex technology, so you get unwavering edge hold throughtout each turn. A Supralight wood core is lightweight, but responsive, so you don’t get too worn out by the skis as the day progresses, so your turns are as easy on run ten as they were on the first of the day. Another feature we like that adds versatility to the ski is the Early Rise Rocker that makes the ski ultra willing to initiate turns when leaned on edge. That Early Rise Rocker also makes the ski more nimble for maneuvering amid moguls and other features that present themselves when off-piste. These skis will make you look so good you might think there is some Black Magic at play.