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Faction Candide 4.0 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. "I loved the award winning Royale, however I wanted to make some minor tweaks to the flex and lighten it up a bit so we changed the core to lightweight balsa / flax and refined the flex. The Candide 4.0 is unbelievably versatile considering it's width and the firmer flex makes it perform in chopped up snow, big mountain lines and pillows." - Candide Thovex. With 15 mm of rise over 300 mm in the tip and tail, this ski has got some serious rocker, making it ready for the deepest of the deep. Along with a super lightweight balsa / flax core and 122 mm waist, the Faction Candide 4.0 Skis are ready to bust crud, the deep stuff and big mountain lines.

Product Details

Rocker Type

XL Tip & Tail Rocker / Flat CamberTwice 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 CoreThis 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: Big Mountain, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Flat/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Ski Awards: Freeskier Editor's Pick, Skiing Magazine Tester's Choice, Backcountry Magazine Testers' Choice, Skiing Magazine Official Selection
  • Athletes: Candide Thovex
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Size (cm) 175 183 190
Tip Width (mm) 150 150 150
Waist Width (mm) 122 122 122
Tail Width (mm) 140 140 140
Turning Radius (m) 20 25 32

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Faction Candide 4.0 Skis 2014
 
5.0

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5.0

Beautiful

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from Summit County, CO

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Great Flotation
  • Lightweight
  • Lively
  • Smearability

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Moguls
    • Powder Skiing

    Comments about Faction Candide 4.0 Skis 2014:

    One of the most entertaining skis I've been on. Stiff enough to stay solid under high speeds but the rocker eats crud for breakfast. Their dampening ability is incredible. However they are extremely lively and will send you to the moon with the slightest urging. Butter for days. Putting them sideways on groomers and ice is almost as much fun as shredding the deep. Great for breaking trail, they go nicely as part of a backcountry kit.

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    5.0

    Stoked for this ski

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    from Seattle, WA

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Great Flotation
    • Lightweight
    • Smooth Ride

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Downhill
      • Groomed Terrain
      • Powder Skiing

      Comments about Faction Candide 4.0 Skis 2014:

      These skis are handedly the lightest pow skis i have ever gotten my hands on with bindings they are lighter then my all mountain/ park skis. They are stiff and despite all their rocker can still pop really good. These skis are great highly recommend.

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