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Faction Candide 4.0 Skis 2014

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Faction - Candide 4.0 Skis 2014
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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.

Product Details

Rocker Type

XL Tip & Tail Rocker / Flat CamberTwice 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 CoreThis 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


ABS plastic


PTEX 4000 base


Walzhol Huber 1.9 mm edges

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 
    Big Mountain Powder
  • Skis: No Bindings
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Flat/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
    Full Twin Tip
  • Ski Awards: Freeskier Editor's Pick, Skiing Magazine Tester's Choice, Skiing Magazine Official Selection, Backcountry Magazine Testers' Choice
    Freeskier Editor's Pick Skiing Magazine Tester's Choice Skiing Magazine Official Selection
  • Athletes: Candide Thovex
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Size (cm) 175 183 190
Tip Width (mm) 150 150 150
Waist Width (mm) 122 122 122
Tail Width (mm) 140 140 140
Turning Radius (m) 20 25 32

Other Notes

Faction products can only be shipped within the United States and Canada



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