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gravychuteAnyone ski the 2021 faction ct 2.0’s? Were they too stiff/heavy? I’ll use them for park, all mountain everything minus deep snow. Also where should I mount them??
gravychuteJust ordered ct 188s 2.0 2021 for 400$ … supposedly they are bombproof… so much hate on factions haha.. I think mount is like -3.5 was thinking about moving it +2 to make it -1.5 from true center…
Pakanakafactions are shit don't get em same as line. both are notorious for bad durability. get armadas or faunas or some good proper durable skis.
9tryI have 300 + day on my ct 2.0s from 2018. 150 ish on my prod 1.0 from 2020. It’s really hit or miss.
Greg_KAs others have mentioned, Faction were hit and miss reliability wise due to the fact they use to rely on manufacturing plants that didn’t have great consistency. In the 2018/19 season, Sporten started producing their skis and quality definitely went up. For 2021, they were made in the Fisher’s higher end plant where they make Fisher’s race skis. They overbuilt the CT 1.0 and 2.0 with weight and stiffness going up dramatically. Fantastic for someone wanting a playful charger but heavier than most like for park use.
For 2022, they have move production into the Amer plant so they are now built alongside Atomic, Salomon, Black Crows and Armada skis. The 2022 Prodigy builds are similar to 2021 but the CT line is now much lighter but with similar shape and flex to the 2021 versions.
The 2021 CT line is fantastic if you like heavier playful chargers like myself but I hope you’re a pretty strong skier to use the 2400gr 188cm CT 2.0 in the park! I now have 5 pairs of 2021 CT skis and a pair of 2021 Prodigy 3.0 as I was so impressed with the 183cm CT 2.0 I started off with last Fall.
I’d maybe go plus 1cm tops for your intended park/all mountain use as you will start sacrificing performance outside of the park.
Think the 2021 CT are great skis that are very well built but fans of the older versions should consider the softer flexing Prodigy line or wait to try the lighter 2022 versions.
gravychuteThank you for the actual information. So it sounds like I’m getting a pair of rebranded Fischer 102 FR’s ? We’ll I’m sure it will be a great all mountain charger then….
animatorThe 2021 was insanely durable but also insanely heavy. 188 is gonna be like lifting 2 logs attached to your feet.