I purchased Atomic "Maven" Skis this past week and absolutely love them and the definition of Maven is even more fitting!
The word maven comes from the Yiddish meyvn, meaning one who understands. But to be a maven you have to more than just understand a topic, you have to know its ins and outs. Often mavens are the people that you turn to as experts in a field you don't become a maven overnight. That kind of expertise comes with an accumulation of knowledge over the years.