Faction Soma Skis 2016

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Faction - Soma Skis 2016
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You've probably seen everyone and they're mom on a pair of Faction s over the past couple of seasons, and there is more to the brand than just the hype revolving around that cat-like Frenchman and his crazy Youtube videos. The Faction Soma Skis offer all-mountain capabilities thanks to the rocker/camber profile and prove that a ski can kill it both in the park and on the rest of the mountain. If you're looking for a stable platform for bigger jumps and silky-smooth surface swaps or an all-mountain everyday ripper, the Soma will fit the bill. Offering a poppy, responsive ride, low swing weight, and an ultra-fast base, the Faction Soma Skis will see more action than any other ski in your quiver.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Rocker / Camber / Rocker10 mm rocker in the tip / 5 mm camber underfoot / 5 mm rocker in the tail


Flex Rating: 4.5 (1 Soft - 6 Stiff)Stiffer flex for excellent edge hold outside of the park, and stability on big jumps.


Medium Turning RadiusAllows for a reliable turning experience without unwanted tracking or hooking.


Poplar / Ash CorePoplar is a medium-weight, damp, vibration-absorbing softwood. Ash is a heavier hardwood that compliments the Poplar by increasing stiffness, responsiveness and providing a solid base for the binding screws.

STP TechnologySTP Technology is a patent-pending process used to press a small wave into the length of the ski. This creates a "pre-stressed" core with increased torsional strength, letting Faction use less wood to create lighter, more forgiving skis with above-average edge-grip.


Bi-Axial/ Tri-axial FiberglassFiberglass is used in two different formats to aid the compressional strength of the core and esnusre long-lasting pop.

Gloss ICP8210 TopsheetICP8210 topsheets have a natural high-gloss finish which avoids the need for lacquer and helps the ski look better for longer. Better for the workers in the factory and better for the environment. A small but highly impactful change.


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.


Digital PrintingUsed on Faction's core and women's models, digital printing provides greater flexibility for designing complex graphics and requires no setup process, however the colors are not as bright or strong as the silkscreen method.

Binding Compatibility

We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.


  • Terrain: Park & Pipe, All-Mountain More 
  • Skis: No Bindings
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Ski Awards: Skiing Magazine Official Selection
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Size (cm) 168 174 178 184
Tip Width (mm) 126 126 126 126
Waist Width (mm) 92 92 92 92
Tail Width (mm) 116 116 116 116
Turning Radius (m) 19 19 19 20
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1925



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