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Faction Candide 1.0 vs Fischer Nightstick
Can’t decide between the Candide 1.0 and the Nightsticks. I’m 5ft 7in, 170lbs. I ski east coast and will ski like 70% park and 30% all mountain with these skis. In the park all I mainly do is jumps and i’m not really too concerned with rails. I’m looking for a ski that is really light, has tons of pop and is stable on big landings. Mainly want to stick to a ski 85-95mm waist and looking at 170-178cm length. If you have tried either of these skis let me know or if you’d recommend another ski let me know. Just looking for something stable, poppy and fun.
Never skied the Fischers but I've ridden the 1.0s for the last 3 seasons and I love them. Super playful, poppy and stable at high speeds. They're also stiff enough underfoot for big landings but you can flex them a bit more at the tip and tail if you want to butter them. The nightsticks looks very park orientated and doesn't look like it would be as much fun as the 1.0 on the rest of the mountain. I'd definitely recommend the Factions, you won't be disappointed.
The Faction would definitely be more playful in the tip/tail and has rocker in those areas too making jibbing/spinning easier in the park. The Nightstick(Volkl Wall/Revolt 87 and NFX as well) are all stiffer, full camber skis that would be even more stable off jumps and on harder snow but are not as fun and not as great on softer snow. The Volkl Revolt 87 does have softer tip/tails than the NFX and maybe the Nightstick so it would be the most "playful" of that group I think.
Had 2 pairs of Volkl Walls(old Revolt 87 name) for just what you are using them for and they were great.
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