Now in its second year, the Faction
x Candide Thovex collaboration continues to push boundaries with its innovative use of new materials, technology and design. "I loved the award winning Royale, however I wanted to make some minor tweaks to the flex and lighten it up a bit so we changed the core to lightweight balsa / flax and refined the flex. The Candide 4.0 is unbelievably versatile considering it's width and the firmer flex makes it perform in chopped up snow, big mountain lines and pillows." - Candide Thovex. With 15 mm of rise over 300 mm in the tip and tail, this ski has got some serious rocker, making it ready for the deepest of the deep. Along with a super lightweight balsa / flax core and 122 mm waist, the Faction
Candide 4.0 Skis are ready to bust crud, the deep stuff and big mountain lines.
XL Tip & Tail Rocker / Flat Camber - Twice as much rocker as the standard Faction version provides = as much float as you'll ever need. Couple this with zero camber underfoot and you have a ski that provides instant edge responsiveness off-piste.
3/5 (1 Softest - 5 Hardest)
Balsa / Flax Core - This core uses strips of balsa vertically laminated together with flax fibers. This creates an incredibly light yet torsionally stiff core that provides all the feel of a full wood core. Skis made using this technology are around 20% lighter than their poplar & ash-cored equivalent.
Custom matte topsheet
PTEX 4000 base
Walzhol Huber 1.9 mm edges
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.