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Faction Candide 3.0 Skis 2016

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Faction - Candide 3.0 Skis 2016
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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.'

Product Details

Rocker Type

Rocker / Camber / Rocker10 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 CoreBalsa 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 PlatesPhenol is a hard plastic material that secures the binding screws. The one-piece design fits most touring bindings with center screws.

Triaxial FibreglassFibreglass is used in two different formats to aid the compressional strength of the core and ensure long-lasting pop.


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 4000Used on most Faction skis. Sintered PTEX 4000 base material is more porous and holds wax better than PTEX 2000.


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


Matte ICP8210 TopsheetMatte 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.

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.


  • Terrain: All-Mountain, Big Mountain More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Balsa, Flax
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Ski Awards: Powder Magazine Skier's Choice, Skiing Magazine Tester's Choice
  • Athletes: Candide Thovex
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Size (cm) 176 182 186 192
Tip Width (mm) 136 136 136 136
Waist Width (mm) 108 108 108 108
Tail Width (mm) 131 131 131 131
Turning Radius (m) 18 20 22 26
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1850