I'm looking to buy an all-mountain twin tip ski that can charge and rip hard-pack but something that's still playful. Being an ex-racer I know how to carve through most conditions but I'm just getting into park... I'm 187cm and 90kg lean so I don't want something too soft but yet playful... also I'm looking for a tough, durable ski...
Basically what's better? Faction Candide 2.0 or ON3P Kartel 98?
You can't go wrong with either. If you were looking for a more all mountain, I'd recommend the Kartel 106 over the 98. Faction and On3p both produce really well made skis.
Both are do-everything skis, and they do everything pretty dang well.
I would base your decision off how much you enjoy hitting rails. Faction 2.0 have 1.8mm edges while the Kartels have the 2.5mm beef mcgee edges. Also take into consideration the more metal the heavier the ski.
Quite different skis considering Candide's are symmetrical, meant to be center mounted, and Kartel's are directional and are meant to be mounted a little bit back. That being said I can't speak for any ski as I havent tried either, but I will vouch for the rocker2's as they are an amazing ski, and have heard they are similar to the kartels but a bit lighter.
"You know that feeling when you're skiing powder, and the snow keeps getting deeper and your feelings just keep getting deeper" - Riley Leboe
You ever think about what happens when you send your skis to get mounted? Some random guy is there doing fucked up stuff to them. He's touching them and then straight up drilling them hard and keeps on screwing until he's finished. And when your skis come out, they are no longer virgins.