Faction Candide 4.0 Skis 2017

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Faction - Candide 4.0 Skis 2017
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The crown jewel of the CT Signature Line, the Candide Thovex 4.0 Skis are back with a new rocker profile, slimmer waist, and a multiple sidecut design. It still features that same loose feel that wants to go fast, be in the air, and send 'er, but now features a few design tweaks. At 118 underfoot, the new Faction Candide 4.0 Skis are a bit more manageable in the air and in variable conditions, and the added camber underfoot provides that extra bit of bite when things are firm. Toss in a slarve-friendly sidecut, and you've got a pow ski that won't fold when you decide to get ultra-sendy with the boys.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Rocker / Camber / Rocker15 mm of rocker over 300 mm in the tip, 1 mm of camber underfoot, 10 mm of rocker over 250 mm in the tail.

Sidecut

Multi-Radius SidecutsInstead of going directly from sidecut to taper, Faction uses multiple sidecuts to straighten out the ski before the taper. This creates a fluid ride with smooth transitions from carve to slide.

Core

Balsa Flax CoreBalsa is an exceptionally light hardwood. The core is laminated vertically and divided by strips of woven Flax to provide additional torsional and compression strength.

Laminates

Titanal PlatesTitanal plates secure the binding screws. The one peice design fits most touring bindings with center screws.

Sidewalls

Sandwich ConstructionUsed on Most of Faction's 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.

Micro-Cap ProtectionContinuing efforts to improve chip-resistance in their skis, Faction incorporated a 'micro' cap where the topsheet meets the sidewall on sandwich constructed skis.

Base

Die-Cut PTEX 4000 BaseUsed on most Faction Skis. Sintered PTEX 4000 base material is more porous and holds wax well.

Graphics

Matte TopsheetMatte ICP8210 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.

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 
  • Skis: No Bindings
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
  • Core/Laminates: Balsa, Flax, Metal
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Athletes: Candide Thovex
  • Warranty: 2 Years More 
Size (cm) 176 182 188 194
Tip Width (mm) 140 140 140 140
Waist Width (mm) 118 118 118 118
Tail Width (mm) 134 134 134 134
Turning Radius (m) 21 23 25 27
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1875

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Faction Candide 4.0 Skis 2017
 
5.0

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Pros

  • Durable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Well constructed (3)

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5.0

Super Fun Versatile Ski

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from Seattle

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Lightweight
  • Well Constructed

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Faction Candide 4.0 Skis 2017:

      I have probably 10 days on this ski and absolutely love it. At 118 in the waist it provides plenty of float in deeper snow while the addition of camber and the reinforced binding plate make it plenty stiff for railing groomers. I love the high energy feel and really appreciate how smooth the ski feels at speeds in deeper snow. If you want a surfy pow ski that can hook up and rail when need be then this ski could be an awesome option for you.

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      5.0

      Best Powder Skis made!!

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      from Park City, UT

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Well Constructed

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backcountry skiing
        • Outdoors
        • Resort Powder skiing
        • Sports

        Comments about Faction Candide 4.0 Skis 2017:

        Enjoy every minute i get to ski these skis. Definitely perform best in the deep stuff but also do fine in everyday resort skiing. Fully confident sending big airs or blasting thru deep snow when these are below me.

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        5.0

        Ski With Confidence, Inspire Progression

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        from Seattle

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        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Well Constructed

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Faction Candide 4.0 Skis 2017:

            I really enjoyed skiing this ski. It was stable at speeds despite it's light weight construction, super snappy in and out of turns and overall just a blast to ski. The updated rocker line and narrower waist make for a smoother all around ride and definitely one of my favorite skis for 6" plus days.

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