Start scoping out a legendary line because the Faction Candide 3.0 Skis will give you the confidence to stomp it and become the talk of the town -- sorta like Mr. Thovex... Updated for the 2016 season, the 3.0s have a new 108mm waist, increased sidecut, slight camber underfoot, and a smoother rocker profile that provides more stability and improved edge hold making them the ultimate big mountain weapon. Phenol binding plates decrease the potential for rip-outs while the Balsa/Flax core creates a poppy and lightweight ride that turns what would otherwise be a mediocre day into 'One of Those Days.'
Rocker / Camber / Rocker 10 mm rocker in the tip / 2 mm camber underfoot / 5 mm rocker in the tail
Flex Rating: 3.5 / 5 (1 Soft - 5 Stiff)
Balsa D250 Core Balsa is an exceptionally light hardwood. Laminated vertically together divided by strips of woven flax (aka linseed), to provide additional torsional and compression strength. New D250 series cores for 15/16 are even stronger than 14/15.
Phenol Binding Plates Phenol is a hard plastic material that secures the binding screws. The one-piece design fits most touring bindings with center screws.
Triaxial Fibreglass Fibreglass is used in two different formats to aid the compressional strength of the core and ensure long-lasting pop.
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 Used on most Faction skis. Sintered PTEX 4000 base material is more porous and holds wax better than PTEX 2000.
1.8 mm Edges Used on 99% of Faction's skis, the 1.8 mm hardened steel edges are strong and dependable.
Matte ICP8210 Topsheet Matte ICP8210 topsheets require no lacquering saving around 100 gm/pair, and reduces the use of not-quite-environmentally friendly lacquer. It also shows through the natural structure of the underlying laminate layers.
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.
|Tip Width (mm)||136||136||136|
|Waist Width (mm)||108||108||108|
|Tail Width (mm)||131||131||131|
|Turning Radius (m)||20||22||26|
|Indiv. Ski Weight (g)||1850|