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Faction Candide 1.0 Skis 2015

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The Faction Candide 1.0 Skis are back, burlier and better than ever. With the likes of Tim McChesney, Tom Granier, Will Berman and of course the man himself slaying everything from park to urban on these bad boys, you know they need to live up to the test. New for 14/15, Faction has incorporated a Carbon reinforcement laminate for added protection from urban and park destruction. Super thick 2.5 mm edges also compliment the Candide 1.0, so you'll be sliding rails for as long as you darn well please. The Candide 1.0's softer jib flex and fully symmetrical shape round out these slay blades, for a winter of shenanigans you won't soon forget. Yezir!
Rocker Type
Tip & Tail Rocker - Tip & Tail Rocker with varying amounts of camber underfoot gives maximum versatility and float off-piste.
M Tip Rocker - 5 mm of Rocker over 150 mm of length
S Tail Rocker - 5 mm of Rocker over a 100 mm length
5 mm Camber - Maximum rebound and quick turn initiation
Medium-Soft Flex - Jibs and rollers beware. Butters are incoming.
Full Length Sidecut - Classic, smooth sidecut for full contact when edging in all conditions
Freestyle Twin - Symmetrical construction for incomparable forward and switch riding and landings
Poplar / Ash Core - Faction's standard core material. Poplar is a medium-weight, damp, vibration-absorbing softwood. Ash is a heavier hardwood that compliments the Poplar by increasing stiffness, responsiveness and providing a solid base for the binding screws.
Matte EC4060 Topsheet - Matte EC4060 topsheets require no lacquering, saving around 100gm / pair, and reduces the use of not-quite-environmentally friendly lacquer. It also shows through the natural structure of the underlying laminate layers.
Fibreglass - Laminates like fibreglass are used to compliment the properties of the core material by increasing torsional strength, edge-grip and rebound.
Carbon Reinforcing - Used to provide additional strength to the core against use on rails
Sandwich Construction - Used on most Faction skis. A traditional manufacturing method that provides strength, durability, good grip and edge hold. Rubber is used to dampen vibration and bond the base layers to the core.
Die-Cut Ptex 4000 - Sintered PTEX 4000 base material is more porous and holds wax better
2.5 mm Edges - These edges are stronger than the 1.8 mm edges, but are slightly heavier.
Silkscreen Printing - Used on 90% of Faction skis, silkscreen printing provides bright, strong colours that help our skis pop in-store and on-snow. Unlike the sublimation process used by many competitors, very little waste is created using this method, and water-based inks are used to reduce environmental impacts.
Binding Compatibility
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.


  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Park & Pipe
    All-mountain skis are designed to handle anything you throw at them including powder, ice, groomers, steeps, heavy snow, and everything in between, but they aren’t necessarily a master of any one terrain. If you’re only going to own one ski to do it all, this is what you want. All-mountain skis generally have what we call mid-fat waists that range from 80-110 mm.
    Park & Pipe
    Park and pipe skis, often called freestyle skis, are for skiers who spend the majority of their time on jumps, rails, and jibs of all kinds. Traditionally park and pipe skis have narrower waists with full camber profiles, but this category is incorporating more rocker patterns and different shapes. You will almost always find these skis with twin tips as well as other park specific features like thicker, more durable edges, dense extruded bases, and butter zones.
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced
    The majority of skiers/snowboarders fall into this level, whether you like to carve on groomers or venture into the powder. These skis/snowboards may be somewhat wider than beginner-intermediate skis, usually with a stronger wood core and sandwich sidewall construction. Depending on the type of ski, intermediate-advanced level skis may have full camber, rocker, or some combination of the two.
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker
    Rocker/Camber/Rocker skis have the playfulness and float of a rockered ski as will as the added edge hold of a cambered ski. The contact points on skis with this profile are closer towards the middle of the ski than a fully cambered ski, but still not underfoot. The cambered midsection provides a longer effective edge on hardpack, increasing edge hold and stability, while the rockered tip and tail provide floatation in deeper snow and allow the ski to initiate and release from turns easier.
  • Turning Radius: Short
    < 16 m radius is best for carving.
  • Core/Laminates: Carbon, Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip
    Full Twin Tip
    Desinged to allow you to ski backwards, full twin tips are found primarily on park & pipe skis and freestyle powder skis. More and more, we are seeing twin tips on all-mountain skis of all abilities, as it makes it a little easier to get around, and for the most part does not inhibit forward skiing.
  • Ski Awards: Freeskier Editor's Pick
  • Athletes: Tim McChesney
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Size (cm) 164 170 176 182
Tip Width (mm) 120 120 120 120
Waist Width (mm) 90 90 90 90
Tail Width (mm) 120 120 120 120
Turning Radius (m) 14 15 16 17
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1940
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