Faction Candide 4.0 Skis 2016

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Faction - Candide 4.0 Skis 2016
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An incredibly playful powder ski with zero camber underfoot and Faction s XL rocker in the tip/tail, the Faction Candide 4.0 Skis are the secret sauce that make all of Mr. Thovex's mind-blowing pillow lines look so effortless. Unlike most other fatty pow sticks, the 4.0s feature a stiffer flex while still remaining lightweight and easy to throw-around at will thanks to their hybrid Balsa/Flax core -- rest assured, there's no noodle effect here! Arm yourself with these deep day weapons and experience powder skiing like never before on the Faction Candide 3.0 Skis.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Tip & Tail Rocker


Flex Rating: 4 / 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.


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

Phenol Binding PlatesPhenol is a hard plastic material that secures the binding screws. The one-piece design fits most touring bindings with center screws.


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: Big Mountain, Powder More 
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
  • Core/Laminates: Balsa, Flax
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Athletes: Candide Thovex
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Size (cm) 175
Tip Width (mm) 150
Waist Width (mm) 122
Tail Width (mm) 140
Turning Radius (m) 21
Indiv. Ski Weight (g)