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Faction Candide 3.0 Skis 2015

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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.
Rocker Type
1 mm Camber - Positive turn initiation on-piste, quick edge-response off-piste
L Tip Rocker - 10 mm of Rocker over 200 mm of length
M Tail Rocker - 5 mm of Rocker over 150 mm of length
Tip & Tail Rocker - Tip & Tail Rocker with varying amounts of camber underfoot gives maximum versatility and float off-piste.
Medium-Stiff Flex - Stable, solid ride at speed. Less forgiving than a softer ski.
Full Length Sidecut - Classic, smooth sidecut for full contact when edging in all conditions
Lightweight Freeride Twin - Light and nimble for it's size, ideal for chutes, spines and pow but comfortable all over the mountain.
Balsa/Flax Core - Balsa 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 Topsheet - Matte 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 Plate - Phenol is a hard plastic material that secures the binding screws. The one-piece design fits most touring bindings with centre screws.
Fibreglass - Laminates like fibreglass are used to compliment the properties of the core material by increasing torsional strength, edge-grip and rebound.
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 - 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.
Silkscreen Printing - Used 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
    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.
    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: Intermediate-Advanced
    The majority of skiers/snowboarders fall into this level, whether you like to carve on groomers or venture into the powder. These skis/snowboards may be somewhat wider than beginner-intermediate skis, usually with a stronger wood core and sandwich sidewall construction. Depending on the type of ski, intermediate-advanced level skis may have full camber, rocker, or some combination of the two.
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker
    Rocker/Camber/Rocker skis have the playfulness and float of a rockered ski as will as the added edge hold of a cambered ski. The contact points on skis with this profile are closer towards the middle of the ski than a fully cambered ski, but still not underfoot. The cambered midsection provides a longer effective edge on hardpack, increasing edge hold and stability, while the rockered tip and tail provide floatation in deeper snow and allow the ski to initiate and release from turns easier.
  • Turning Radius: Medium
    17-22 m radius is best for all-mountain and park & pipe.
  • Core/Laminates: Balsa, Flax
  • 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: Freeskier Editor's Pick, Powder Magazine Skier's Choice
  • 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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