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2015 faction candide 1.0 or 2015 Fischer nightstick
Hey I'm looking at these two skis and I've been recommended them, i would just like more opinions, I'm looking for a stiff, symmetrical, stable park ski, thats stable at high speed and on landings, and most of all durable as hell and fun to ride, I've had both fischer and faction in the past and i will be doing 40% rails and 60% jumps, your thoughts NS?
also a stiff ski, and I'm 6'1 160 pounds and a very experienced skier
also willing to look at 2014 models of the skis
Never skied a Fischer, but the Faction Candide 1.0 for 2015 is great. The 2015 version is too good, actually. It's pretty stiff, so it's stable on big jumps and the lightness of the ski overall makes swing weight great on rails. There's a little bit of early rise on tip and tail, so it makes the ski fun in pretty much every condition. Go Faction.
also have my eye on ON3P filthy riches
held both (yes the 2015 factions) and I can say that the Nightsticks are way stiffer. The Factions have more nose rocker than tail rocker (good thing though), and the edges are thicker. I have however never seen anyone have any problems at all with Nightsticks (including pros) and I have seen and heard of Factions have some more damage. Both are extremely good skis and I also seriously considered them (1.0's, Nightsticks, or HG Stingers) I can definitely say that the pop from the Factions are on par with a full camber ski, but the Nightsticks have the most camber I have ever seen on a pair of skis, plus they are snappy. Either way, you are gona be happy.
I would choose between versatility. Factions are much more useable all over the mountain (more rocker than you might expect) and are softer, and have better ovrerall dimensions, but I can garantee that the Nightsticks will hold up better in comps simply from the fact that they are full camber and the most stable skis I have ever used. I dont want to sound biase because the Factions I am sure hold their own, but I would put my money on Nightsticks for serious comp, Factions for more versatility
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