Faction Candide 3.0 Skis 2014

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Faction Candide 3.0 Skis 2014
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Faction Candide 3.0 Skis 2014

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Now in its second year, the Faction x Candide Thovex collaboration continues to push boundaries with its innovative use of new materials, technology and design. "The Candide 3.0 has had a slight overhaul from last year, benefiting from the addition of the XL tip/tail rocker and taking out the camber underfoot to make it more playful. The balsa / flax core keeps the ski light and the 112 mm waist makes it great across a variety of conditions, from powder fields through trees to BC Booters." - Candide Thovex. Looking for a big-mountain, pow field, BC booter slayer? The Faction Candide 3.0 Skis have got you covered. With 15 mm rise over 300 mm in both the tip and tail, zero camber underfoot, and a 112 mm waist, these lightweight skis are a great option for the experienced skier looking for a playful, all mountain / big mountain ski.
Rocker Type
XL Tip & Tail Rocker / Zero Camber - Twice as much rocker as the standard Faction version provides, as much float as you'll ever need. Couple this with zero camber underfoot and you have a ski that provides instant edge responsiveness off-piste.
 
Flex
3 / 5 (1 softest - 5 hardest)
Core
Balsa/Flax Core - This core uses strips of balsa vertically laminated together with flax fibers. This creates an incredibly light yet torsionally stiff core that provides all the feel of a full wood core. Skis made using this technology are around 20% lighter than their poplar & ash-cored equivalent.
Topsheet
Custom matte topsheet
Sidewalls
ABS plastic
Base
PTEX 4000 base
Edges
Walzhol Huber 1.9 mm edges
Binding Compatibility
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.

Specs

  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Big Mountain, Powder
    All-Mountain
    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.
    Big Mountain
    Big mountain skis are designed for charging big lines with high speeds and big airs. These skis varry in width from wide, powder-oriented skis for skiing Alaska spines to narrower, mixed condition skis for ripping the beat up headwall at your local mountain. Skis in this category tend to be on the stiffer side, often with more rocker in the tip and less in the tail.
    Powder
    These skis are for the deep days. If you like to find powder stashes at your local resort, go on backcountry missions for the freshest of fresh or heli ski trips to BC, powder skis are what you need to stay afloat. Skis in the powder category are wide and most often have some form of rocker or early rise plus a relatively soft flex. Many powder skis today are versatile enough to handle mixed conditions and harder snow.
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert
    Advanced-Expert
    Whether you charge the steepest lines, carve with race-like precision, hit the biggest jumps or halfpipes; advanced to expert level skis/snowboards are for the more aggressive rider. You will often find the addition of layers of metal, carbon, bamboo, or other stringers in these. These features work to make a stiffer ski/snowboard with more power and rebound.
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Flat/Rocker
    Rocker/Flat/Rocker
    Rocker/Flat/Rocker is a variation on the rocker theme that seeks to provide a little more hard snow edgehold and pop than full rocker while retaining ease of turning and float. Performance is between a fully rockered ski and a rocker/camber/rocker ski.
  • Turning Radius: Medium
    Medium
    17-22 m radius is best for all-mountain and park & pipe.
  • Core/Laminates: 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: 2014 Backcountry Magazine Editors' Choice, 2014 Backcountry Magazine Testers' Choice, 2014 Freeskier Editor's Picks, 2014 Powder Magazine Skier's Choice, 2014 Skiing Magazine Official Selection
  • Athletes: Candide Thovex
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Size (cm) 167 175 183 191
Tip Width (mm) 142 142 142 142
Waist Width (mm) 112 112 112 112
Tail Width (mm) 132 132 132 132
Turning Radius (m) 18 20 25 32
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1850
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