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Faction Agent 1.0 Skis 2022

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Looking for a light and fast but not wimpy touring ski for those long days (or weeks) on the skintrack? Join the club. Check out the Faction Agent 1.0 Skis, designed and used by the Faction crew in and around Verbier, where the immensity of the terrain and the vast number of options boggles the mind. As with the other Agent skis, the 1.0 uses a Karuba core with carbon weave and sidewalls everywhere but at the tip and tail. This ski doesn't win the lightweight sweepstakes in the 85mm waist class, but it just may be the best downhill option for extended touring.

Product Details

Rocker Type

290mm Tip Rocker / 4mm Camber / 175mm Flat Tail Rocker

Flex

Flex Rating7 (1 Soft - 10 Stiff)

Sidecut

Elliptical SidecutMade up of a longer radius underfoot and shorter radii in the tip and tail of the ski. The long radius underfoot means you can pivot faster and easier, while a shorter radius in the tip and tail results in seamless turn initiation. This sidecut allows for a wide variety of turn lengths and angles.

Shape

Freeride Flat TailTraditional flat tail design is built for speed, ultimate edge grip and control throughout charging turns. Brought into the modern day with a slight tail rocker, this shape is easier than ever to slash your turn into a slarve and won't hook up in fresh conditions.

Surf ZonesUnites rocker and tip taper ensuring these two key features work in harmony. Rocker provides float and facilitates pivoting, while a tapered tip moves the widest part of the ski closer to the center and removes unwanted hooking. Surf Zones promise a floaty, seamless ride in all conditions.

Core

Lightweight Karuba CoreKaruba is an extremely lightweight wood core with good strength properties. Despite being little known, Karuba provides excellent flex and vibration absorption capabilities without adding weight, making it an ideal wood core for a touring ski that performs just as well on the uphill as on the downhill.

Laminates

Full Carbon WeaveBetween 8 and 12 strips of Carbon, sandwiching either side of the ski’s woodcore, are laid unidirectionally, providing extra stability to the ski, without adding weight to the build. Each carbon strip is woven into the fibre glass to provide strength and stiffness in the full length of the ski.

Titanal Binding PlateWhen you're on a day-long touring trip in the backcountry, you need to rely on your gear. Titanal reinforcement plates are laid up on top of the lightweight cores ensuring that your binding screws hold. This one-piece design fits alpine and touring bindings, adding trustworthy durability to these lightweight cores.

Sidewalls

Full Strength SidewallThis construction places strips of protective material along the sides of each core, between the edge and the topsheet. Sidewalls provide the best possible edge hold and stability when the ski is engaged in a turn as well as protecting the wood core, edges and topsheet from impacts and outside damage.

Anti-Chip Tip & Tail CapFull strength sidewall underfoot, with the topsheet wrapping around the ski so that it meets the edge in the tip and tail. This provides strong protection from impact, boosting the ski's durability, as well as reducing the overall weight of the ski for freestyle or touring needs.

Edges

XL 2.5mm EdgesExtra edge thickness gives the skier a pair of skis that absorb shock and impact much better than skis with standard edges. The result is a ski with a much higher life expectancy.

Additional Features

Scratch Resistant Topsheet

1% for the PlanetAs a proud member of 1% for the Planet, Faction is committed to donating 1% of all sales from the Agent Series to support organizations, individuals and events that are focused on bringing about a positive impact on the environment we love and enjoy. Their partnership with 1% for the Planet extends far beyond financial aid: Their teams collaborate on volunteer and research projects, as well as marketing initiatives.

Binding Compatibility

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

Specs

  • Terrain: Alpine Touring More 
    Alpine Touring
  • Skis: No Bindings
  • Ability Level: Intermediate-Advanced More 
    Intermediate-Advanced
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
    Rocker/Camber/Rocker
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
    Medium
  • Core/Laminates: Carbon, Metal, Wood
  • Tail Type: Flat More 
    Flat
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Size (cm) 162 170 178 186
Tip Width (mm) 120 120 120 120
Waist Width (mm) 86 86 86 86
Tail Width (mm) 110 110 110 110
Turning Radius (m) 15 17 19 21
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1320

Other Notes

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

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