Faction Candide 3.0 Skis 2015

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Faction - Candide 3.0 Skis 2015
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The Faction Candide 3.0 Skis are ideal for the multi-faceted skier in search of pow, and are just as comfortable skiing glorious fluff to what looked like a great chute until closer inspection. Because sluffed-out coulies and ice are a thing, and we can't all go heli-skiing, the Candide 3.0 is there for you, with 1 mm camber and a full sidewall construction for solid edging on the hard stuff. Plus, the ultra-light balsa/flax core means you will notice a difference in swing weight and leg fatigue. Flowing from the best lines of the season in the morning, to the chopped up stuff of the afternoon without skipping a beat, the Faction Candide 3.0 holds it down.

Product Details

Rocker Type

1 mm CamberPositive turn initiation on-piste, quick edge-response off-piste

L Tip Rocker10 mm of Rocker over 200 mm of length

M Tail Rocker5 mm of Rocker over 150 mm of length

Tip & Tail RockerTip & Tail Rocker with varying amounts of camber underfoot gives maximum versatility and float off-piste.


Medium-Stiff FlexStable, solid ride at speed. Less forgiving than a softer ski.


Full Length SidecutClassic, smooth sidecut for full contact when edging in all conditions


Lightweight Freeride TwinLight and nimble for it's size, ideal for chutes, spines and pow but comfortable all over the mountain.


Balsa/Flax CoreBalsa is an exceptionally light hardwood. Laminated vertically together divided by strips of woven flax (also known as linseed), to provide additional torsional and compression strength. Lighter than Poplar/Ash but more expensive.


Matte EC4060 TopsheetMatte 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.

Phenol Binding PlatePhenol is a hard plastic material that secures the binding screws. The one-piece design fits most touring bindings with centre screws.

FibreglassLaminates like fibreglass are used to compliment the properties of the core material by increasing torsional strength, edge-grip and rebound.


Sandwich ConstructionUsed 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 4000Sintered PTEX 4000 base material is more porous and holds wax better


1.8 mm EdgesUsed on 99% of Faction skis, the 1.8 mm hardened steel edges are strong and dependable.


Silkscreen PrintingUsed 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: Big Mountain, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Balsa, Flax
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Ski Awards: Freeskier Editor's Pick, Powder Magazine Skier's Choice
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Size (cm) 175 183
Tip Width (mm) 142 142
Waist Width (mm) 112 112
Tail Width (mm) 132 132
Turning Radius (m) 20 25
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1850