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Faction Candide 5.0 Skis 2020

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Perfect for 1,000 meter heli drops in a meter of fresh or shredding the pavement of the Great Wall, the Faction Candide 5.0 Skis are not only Candide's ski of choice in the big mountains but a ski you'll have the time of your life on, snow or no snow. A heavily rockered, flat cambered profile keeps this 122 mm-waisted monster not only manageable but super surfy. Faction keeps the weight down by using a core of Balsa and Pachaco woods with a Phenol plate underfoot and no metal.

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Rocker Type

420 mm Tip Rocker / Flat Camber / 400 mm Tail Rocker


Stiff Flex8 (1 = Soft, 10 = Stiff)


Directional True TwinThis shape is inspired by symmetrical freestyle ski design, but tweaked for a freeride approach. A slightly skinnier tail width than tip width means this ski is faster and performs better on the downhill than a completely symmetrical ski. It features the same true, identical twin tip height as its symmetrical park brother for switch skiing and landings.


Lightweight Balsa/Pachaco CoreBalsa is a softwood with exceptional strength for its weight. Reinforce that with the lesser-known, unique Pachaco hardwood, as well as a small amount of Poplar, and you are left with a rare combination that ensures a lightweight yet solid ski setup that performs in all conditions.


Phenol Binding PlateLaid up underfoot in skis with lightweight woodcores, this plate provides first rate screw retention for your bindings


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 Micro CapA hybrid of a premium sandwich sidewall construction fused with a lightweight, durable cap construction. With micro-cap, the sandwich construction provides awesome edge hold and torsional stability while the ski's topsheet wraps around and meets the sidewall, protecting the fragile joint that can be prone to chipping.

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 
  • Skis: No Bindings
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Long More 
  • Core/Laminates: Wood
  • Tail Type: Full Twin Tip More 
  • Athletes: Candide Thovex
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Size (cm) 183 190
Tip Width (mm) 153
Waist Width (mm) 122
Tail Width (mm) 140
Turning Radius (m) 25
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1920



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