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The big theme at Faction this year is clarification and the line is now super easy to understand. There are four ski series: Candide, Prodigy, Prime and Dictator, and each contains four skis numbered from 1.0 to 4.0. The Candide series remains the same except for additional sizing options and graphics, it's still performance focused and jib focused. Then theres the Prodigy Series, an easier to ski alternative for all mountain/jib skiers with twin shapes, early taper and tip/tail rocker on all models. I'm pretty hyped to try these because I loved the original Prodigy for a soft playful jib ski.

On the freeride side, you have the Prime series designed in conjunction with Sam Anthamatten. It's a range of lightweight, chargy skis for ultimate performance on both the up and down parts of your day. And last but not least the Dictator series, which replaces Faction's 'standard' models and is aimed at those of you who like to attack the mountain like it did something to offend you. All the skis look dope and Faction look to be continuing on their upward trajectory in the industry.

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Candide 1.0: Read More

Park

Sizes: 164, 170, 176, 182

Dimensions: 121 / 90 / 121

Tip/Tail Rocker

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Candide 2.0: Read More

Park/All-mountain

Sizes: 166, 172, 178, 184

Dimensions: 135 / 102 / 135

Tip/Tail Rocker

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Candide 3.0: Read More

All-mountain

Sizes: 162, 169, 176, 182, 186, 192, 204

Dimensions: 136 / 108 / 131

Tip/Tail Rocker

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Faction 4.0: Read More

All-Mountain/Big Mountain

Sizes: 176, 182, 188, 194

Dimensions: 140 / 118 / 134

Tip/Tail Rocker

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Prodigy 1.0: Read More

All-mountain

Sizes: 168, 172, 176, 182

Dimensions: 120 / 90 / 110

Tip/Tail Rocker

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Prodigy 2.0: Read More

All-mountain/Powder

Sizes: 168, 174, 178, 184

Dimensions: 122 / 96 / 112

Tip/Tail Rocker

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Prodigy 3.0

All-Mountain

Sizes: 172, 178, 182, 186

Dimensions: 126 / 106 / 122

Tip/Tail Rocker

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Prodigy 4.0

All-Mountain

Sizes: 175, 181, 186, 193

Dimensions: 136 / 112 / 128

Tip/Tail Rocker

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Ambit

Park/All-mountain

Sizes: 158, 164, 174

Dimensions: 116 / 86 / 116

Tip/Tail Rocker

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Heroine

All-mountain/Big Mountain

Sizes: 158, 162, 168

Dimensions: 120 / 90 / 110

Tip/Tail Rocker

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ProdigyW

All-mountain/Big Mountain

Sizes: 158, 164, 168, 174

Dimensions: 126 / 96 / 117

Tip/Tail Rocker

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Supertonic

All-mountain/Big Mountain/Powder

Sizes: 162, 169, 176, 182

Dimensions: 142 / 107 / 131

Tip/Tail Rocker

SIA Photos (credit: Grant Whitty)


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