SKI TEST AWARDS

By faction-jpy Admin. 2nd October 2019.

Holy Line Ups! From big mountain heavy hitters like the Dictator Series, to freestyle / all mountain hybrids from our Prodigy and Candide Thovex Series, the accolades are stacking up. We’re immensely proud of the construction and quality assurance progress we’ve made with the 19/20 and look forward to hearing about the joy they bring to our community - The Faction Collective. 

The Faction Dictator 3.0 boasts twin layers of Titanal with a slightly more forgiving flex and an elliptical sidecut that ensures skiers are never completely locked into a turn, so they can scrub speed or switch direction on a dime.

"New construction makes them much friendlier, yet still stable enough to rip. The tails are strong but very manageable when you need to make a quick exit.” - FREESKIER MAGAZINE

Sharing exactly the same construction and materials as the updated Dictator 2.0X but with a different topsheet, the Dictator 2.0X turns the whole mountain into a freeride playground. Dual Titanal layers and a lightweight, energetic woodcore blend power with lightweight responsiveness so that you can trust your skis, whether you’re kick-turning the top of that narrow couloir or arcing high speed turns through the crud below.



The updated Dictator 2.0 turns the whole mountain into a freeride playground. Dual Titanal layers and a lightweight, energetic woodcore blend power with lightweight responsiveness so that you can trust your skis, whether you’re kick-turning the top of that narrow couloir or arcing high speed turns through the crud below.



If you want high-speed, corduroy-slicing carving turns in the morning and a nimble, responsive ride through the late-afternoon bumps on your way to après, look no further than the updated Dictator 1.0X. Thanks to an updated shape, this ski is energetic, manoeuvrable and loves engaging it’s Dual Titanal layers to track out turns in bullet-proof conditions.

If you want high-speed, corduroy-slicing carving turns in the morning and a nimble, responsive ride through the late-afternoon bumps on your way to après, look no further than the updated Dictator 1.0. Thanks to an updated shape, this ski is energetic, manoeuvrable and loves engaging it’s Dual Titanal layers to track out turns in bullet-proof conditions.



All-new for 2019/20, the Faction Prodigy 2.0 seamlessly merges functionality and style, focusing on promoting progression in an easy-to-ski, all-mountain package. 


“Great tool for buttery turns, slashes and ripping through mogul fields.” - FREESKIER MAGAZINE


The Prodigy 3.0 has a directional twin tip shape provides more control when navigating tight spaces and the dual radius sidecut–shorter in the front and longer in the back–will accommodate every turn angle you take. 


“Floats on fresh like a dainty flower and plows through the crud like a bulldozer. Responsive in the deep. Hella fun!” - FREESKIER MAGAZINE

"The CT 2.0 is the most balanced freestyle ski we found on test. One that was poppy, but not hyper-active. One that was buttery but not noodley. One with just the right level of edge hold. And one with a width that allows for options all over the hill. You could still stomp side-hit landings into cruddy snow aboard the 2.0 without getting ejected." - FALL LINE MAGAZINE

"These skis embody the all-mountain freestyle identity, equally at home in the park as they are slashing through soft stuff with that extra width underfoot making them ideal for backcountry booters." - FALL LINE MAGAZINE

“The CT 2.0X Mademoiselle is a playful, sendy all-mountain workhorse. Very energetic and poppy, with enough stability to handle varying speeds and terrain.” - FREESKIER MAGAZINE



At 118mm underfoot, this is a lightweight, big-mountain backcountry ski made for the deep days that also feels responsive in the crud and harder conditions. It floats, drifts and sails through the fluffy stuff while strong construction materials promise that the CT 4.0 can handle tree taps, deep landings and gnarly freeride faces with ease.



The same freestyle-inspired shape and lightweight construction as the award-winning CT 3.0, designed with Candide and now available in all the sizes you could ever need, with an alternate topsheet to boot. This is the perfect one ski quiver for the rider who is always on the lookout for fresh goods and needs a lightweight, versatile ski to rip up the whole mountain.

"The amazingly light-weighted Candide 5.0 was built for “those” big days. The deeper the pow, the more fun you have with this ski. With the CT 5.0 you can ride like Candide Thovex: Creative with full speed." - BERGSTOLZ MAGAZINE

“Fat boy brilliance. Frontwards and backwards, this ski rips the big stuff with ease. Point and send with a center-mounted binding, just pop over anything and find transitions to your heart’s content.” - FREESKIER MAGAZINE

“Light ski that was very efficient on the uphill. Pretty soft, but sturdy enough to make good turns on the down through steep corn.“ - FREESKIER MAGAZINE

“The Agent 2.0 is a legit backcountry rig that's capable of all-mountain japes so would be a great single ski for a freerider with a penchant for regular touring adventures. Give it a little shove and it gives a lot back, including a massive grin on your face." - FALL LINE MAGAZINE

While the crowds are focused on the over-skied descents, you’re heading the opposite way in search of your own adventures. The brand-new Agent 1.0 has a progressive shape, lightweight Koruba woodcore and carbon laminate to make it your go-to tool for escaping the crowds, exploring the margins and making your own adventures there.

“The new Agent 2.0X is a super versatile, all-conditions touring rig that's still light enough to rock the ascent. If you struggle in difficult off-piste or find yourself in steep couloirs having to turn on a dime, you’ll appreciate the easy-to-pivot feel of the Agents. An ideal choice for day tours and perfect for female backcountry skiers looking for a light and accessible winter weapon for all-mountain adventures." - FALL LINE MAGAZINE

Do you dream of going Full Turbo? Is the Hollywood line your favorite run at the resort? Are you looking to spice up your sex life? Step into the Faction Mono 2020 to answer these questions and many more.

“This ski rules! Really holds an edge. Hard to spread the eagle, though….” - FREESKIER MAGAZINE