Having a hard time finding that perfect in between ski? That's why the Faction Heroine Skis are such a blessing; featuring a 92mm waist, rocker in the tip and tail with a touch of camber underfoot, and a sandwich construction, the Heroine lets you turn the whole mountain into your playground. Air out natural transitions, arc turns on hardpack, and take to the park; wherever you might find yourself on an average day at the hill, the Heroine will cover your bases.
M Tip Rocker 5 mm of Rocker over 150 mm of length.
5 mm Camber Maximum rebound and quick turn initiation.
S Tail Rocker 5 mm of Rocker over a 100 mm length.
Medium Flex Forgiving and damp through choppy snow, but doesn't seem washy at higher speeds.
Medium Turning Radius Excels at all speeds and in all conditions. Quick edge-to-edge without feeling hooky.
All-Mountain Twin A wider all-mountain platform that retains a symmetrical shape, ideal for freeriding and backcountry freestyle.
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.
STP Technology A patent-pending process used to press a small wave into the length of the ski. This creates a 'pre-stressed' core with increased torsional strength, letting Faction use less wood to create lighter, more forgiving skis with above-average edge-grip. For 14/15, Faction developed a variation of the technique that provides a perfectly flat base.
Fibreglass Laminates like fibreglass are used to compliment the properties of the core material by increasing torsional strength, edge-grip and rebound.
Gloss Lacquered ICP2112 Topsheet Used on most Faction skis, gloss lacquered ICP2112 topsheets are colourfast and look great. The lacquer is applied to the ski after pressing.
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.
Printed Ptex 4000 Sintered PTEX 4000 base material is more porous and holds wax better.
1.8 mm Edges Used on 99% of Faction skis, the 1.8 mm hardened steel edges are strong and dependable.
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.
|Tip Width (mm)||126||126||126|
|Waist Width (mm)||92||92||92|
|Tail Width (mm)||116||116||116|
|Turning Radius (m)||16||18||19|
|Indiv. Ski Weight (g)||1700|
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Comments about Faction Heroine Skis - Women's 2015:
First day out on these skis and they worked great! Easy, responsive and smooth on the groomers and through the trees. Still felt in control over some icy patches as well. I am an intermediate skier (5'8" - 140 lbs) and the 168s felt awesome. (look bindings and Solomon boots) 4 stars because I've only skied once so far with them and haven't tested their durability.