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Faction Candide 1.0 vs Armada AR7's
So both of the skis are listed 50% off at my local shop, i enjoy park but slaying moguls and groomers are also a big part of my skiing. I am leaning towards the 1.0's because they are handmade in switzerland and are not as common whereas armada are factory made and are see all over the place. I am also going to use rossi axial2 in neon yellow and i think that would look so dope on the candides. Opinions/advice?
ar7's tear up groomers, and are awesome in the park too. A little of glades also. Not too deep of pow.
I ride for gapers
i feel like the candides would be a lot of fun too. I really want to talk with someone who has them.
Yeah I have never heard of them :p
I ride for gapers
Haven't ridden those Candide's, but I can vouch for the absolute quality of Faction skis in general. The ski & build quality are miles above anything else ive been on, armada included, hence the high cost of them.
just go for the candide's. super light and fun, look cool and as u said are a bit different
lurking NS for 3 years
you could narrow your search since the 1.0 is just the kennedy without the recycled materials
falling down is part of life but getting back up is really living and that's all i"m trying to do, just live - Kate Payne
yeah really pumped, just bought the candies brand new for $300 (original $600) and they look sooo dope can't wait to try them. If anyone has any other thoughts it would still be greatly appreciated. +k to all.
skier shop in stowe, vermont
what are they like? might get some myself
I bought my candide 1.0 in same place too )
wont get to try them until next season... its going to be a looooong summer.
have you tried them out? what did you think?
I love these skis!
Very very light, less than 3000 gr for pair (my size 173cm)!
The lightest skis that I had in my life. Flex is above average, these are not soft butterly fan skis. These skis great for mid and big air.
I luckily won a pair of the candide 1.0 in a comp last week. After spending a week on them i am in love! They're so poppy and playful, yet remain rigid in turns and are great for carving. Cannot recommend these highly enough!
I had AR7s for 2 seasons they were amazing but the edge just wore away eventually over time. I would have bought another pair had my friend not been selling some factions 1.0 he won in a comp. I used them for 15 days before I snapped one of the candides landing backseat on a rodeo on a medium jump.
Until they snapped, the factions were the best ski I've ever skied. So light, easy to spin and mad edge hold on groomers.
But 15 days then snap VS 2 seasons and edge wearing away over time???? AR7 for me until faction sort out their issues.
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