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All mountain skis - Faction Candide 2.0 vs Black Crows Camox
I am looking to get a set of skis for skiing in Southern Hemisphere conditions. I like to ski off piste as much as possible, but conditions are more frequently hard or soft. I have been eyeing off the Faction Candide 2.0 (although I do not do a lot of park) and the Black Crows Camox. Any recommendations? Should I rule the Candides out given I don't do much park or are they still good?
Which year are you looking for the Candide? I didn't ski the Candide 2.0 since the update (2021 update made it much stiffer, a bit dialled back for the 2022), but I spent a lot of time on previous years.
TLDR you don't need to ride park to have fun on the Candide 2.0, it's a fun ski all over the mountain, and 102 is a pretty good width to rip hard snow and have some platform on soft snow as well.
You can play a little bit with the mount point but I would still mount them fairly center even for all-mountain use.
the Candide 2.0 and the Black Crows Camox are pretty different skis I think especially since the update, the Prodigy 2.0 might be closer to the Camox.
As a guy who has skied southern - the CT because of the Titanal and dampness.
PS black crows website sucks and so does the info they send shops. Seriously, they need to get someone to straighten that shit out. So many errors in their catalogues.
Editing to say I worked in a shop in Southern Hemisphere and that’s what triggered this train of thought. I remember updating shop website and even trying to find out sidewalls and black crows info was an absolute train wreck. They’re lucky they have such serious people skiing their skis.
**This post was edited on Jul 23rd 2021 at 6:40:03pm
CT 2.0 2021 are more chargy, camox more mellow
I sold my camox, and bought another pair now owning 2 pairs of 2021 CT 2.0s...
Ct 2.0 if more park than off piste
2021 Ct 2.0s definetly aint that cool in park. hooning around mountain? ohh yes
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