Never have I been so disappointed by a brand. I couldn't get anyone at the booth to talk to me at SIA, the rep at the Stratton only had one of each ski (not even a size range), the rep didn't even want to adjust the bindings or DIN for me, and all the skis were mounted with squires with brakes that were too narrow. I could get over most of this if the skis performed well. They did not.
The Candide 1.0 is fully symmetric, rocker tip and tail with quite a bit of camber underfoot. The skis themselves are very light, and the swing weight is virtually zero. I wish they had the longer length which I would have been more comfortable on.
For a ski with a rockered tail, it held up well to big drops and landings. A lot of rockered skis will wash out on bigger / backseat landings, but the Candide 1.0 is quite stiff and the camber is in your advantage.
Now on the all the negatives (for me anyway). They were awkward to ski on, both forwards and switch. The turn radius seemed extremely long and the ski was dead coming out of turns. I couldn't force the ski into shorter or quicker turns. It makes a gs turn and that's it. Very uncomfortable carving at slow speeds. There was absolutely no power from the ski coming out of the turns; it doesn't launch you into the next turn.
I love stiff and soft skis, I don't really have a preference. I do only like dead / damp skis though. I hate skis with a lot of energy (atomic comes to mind). That's what makes this ski strange to me. It's stiff and very dead, but I hated it. I think it needs more sidecut.
I do not want to just bash a ski because I didn't like it. But this ski had an excitement factor of 0. If you are looking for a symmetric, rockered tip / tail, lightweight midwide park ski, this is an option for you. I would highly recommend demoing before buying.