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.
Rocker / Camber / Rocker 15 mm of rocker over 300 mm in the tip, 1 mm of camber underfoot, 10 mm of rocker over 250 mm in the tail.
Multi-Radius Sidecuts Instead 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.
Balsa Flax Core Balsa is an exceptionally light hardwood. The core is laminated vertically and divided by strips of woven Flax to provide additional torsional and compression strength.
Titanal Plates Titanal plates secure the binding screws. The one peice design fits most touring bindings with center screws.
Sandwich Construction Used 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 Protection Continuing efforts to improve chip-resistance in their skis, Faction incorporated a 'micro' cap where the topsheet meets the sidewall on sandwich constructed skis.
Die-Cut PTEX 4000 Base Used on most Faction Skis. Sintered PTEX 4000 base material is more porous and holds wax well.
Matte Topsheet Matte 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.
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.
|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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Comments about Faction Candide 4.0 Skis 2017:
Had the opportunity to ride these at a demo day last spring: These skis have the same versatile profile as the 3.0's but, as expected, a little slower on the turn initiation. They can charge hard one run, and then flip the script to be playful and jibby on the next -- i.e. stiff enough to open up yet just loose enough to still be fun at lower speeds. While the conditions on the day I demo'd these were far from "fresh", these skis still performed admirably on the groomers and hardpack, and I could certainly see them being a blast in the deeps. Lightweight, yet stiff enough to send hefty drops without noodling out. By PNW standards, the Faction Candide 4.0's are a viable one ski quiver with a definite appetite for powder.