2019 Faction Ski Gear

Faction Candide 1.0

2019 Skis

Newschoolers' Quick Reviews: The Candide 1.0 was a fun ski to rip around on the bluebird groomer I tested them at. From what I had heard I was expecting a stiff ski, and while it was solid under foot, the tip and tail had a nice amount of flex and pop. It moved quickly from edge to edge with a short-medium r…

  • Sizes: 164, 170, 176, 182, 188
  • Dimensions: 121 / 90 / 121

Faction Candide 2.0

2019 Skis

Newschoolers' Review: The ski of choice for most of the Faction Squad and with good reason, these things are loads of fun. The Candide 2.0 has evolved over recent years, what was a fairly stiff ski, is now the softest its been, especially in the tip. They are buttery and playful, but stillery skiable all over th…

  • Sizes: 158, 166, 172, 178, 184, 188
  • Dimensions: 135 / 102 / 135

Faction Candide 3.0

2019 Skis

Newschoolers' Quick Review: The 3.0 is a ski I've always thoroughly enjoyed testing. It's definitely improved over its gradual evolution and now carves excellently. The balsa/flax core provides enough stiffness for me to charge (5'9 and 140lbs) all the while being poppy, butterable and noticeably light in th…

  • Sizes: 162, 169, 176, 182, 186, 192, 204
  • Dimensions: 136 / 108 / 131

Faction Candide 4.0

2019 Skis

Newschoolers' Quick Review: Although they are marketed as stiffer, to me, the generous rocker makes the 4.0 feel softer and more playful than the 3.0. They do a good job of being surfy and still carve well. For the size they are super light and handle variety much more easily than previous versions (pre-16/17…

  • Sizes: 176, 182, 188, 194
  • Dimensions: 140 / 118 / 134

Faction Candide 5.0

2019 Skis

Newschoolers' Quick Review: Essentially they are designed for Candide, so they’d best suit someone who skis like him. Ok, so nobody skis quite like him but they’d suit someone who charges hard and still wants to do tricks. They’re an awesome ski but definitely a bit of a beast. - Twig Read m…

  • Sizes: 183
  • Dimensions: 152 / 122 / 140

Faction Prodigy 1.0

2019 Skis

Newschoolers' Quick Review: I spent a whole summer in Zermatt on the Prodigy and, while it's a stiffer ski than I generally like, I was stoked on it for the most part. With a short radius and generous rocker they are super quick on rails, and they have a pretty low-swingweight for technical tricks. The stiff f…

  • Sizes: 168, 172, 176, 182
  • Dimensions: 120 / 90 / 110

Faction Prodigy 1.0x

2019 Skis

Manufacturer's Description: This Poplar-cored, freestyle twin, has buckets of pop and flex while maintaining real performance on the downhill. Rebelling against symmetrical park ski tradition, the directional shape of the Prodigy 1.0 ensures that you have more control throughout your turn, whether that's carving i…

  • Sizes: 152, 158, 164, 170, 176, 181, 187
  • Dimensions: 120 / 90 / 112

Faction Prodigy 2.0

2019 Skis

Manufacturer's Description: The Prodigy 2.0 is updated to pop and stomp whatever feature or snow type you throw at it. A directional twin tip, the Full Strength Sidewall construction combined with a Poplar/Beech sandwich core means that the Prodigy 2.0 is soft and poppy enough to butter those slushy rollers an…

  • Sizes: 154, 158, 164, 174, 178, 184
  • Dimensions: 122 / 96 / 112

Faction Prodigy 2.0x

2019 Skis

Characteristics: Ultra versatile, sturdy construction, good on-snow feel Manufacturer's Description: The Prodigy 2.0 is updated to pop and stomp whatever feature or snow type you throw at it. A directional twin tip, the Full Strength Sidewall construction combined with a Poplar/Beech sandwich core means that …

  • Sizes: 154, 158, 164, 168, 174, 178, 184
  • Dimensions: 122 / 96 / 122

Faction Prodigy 3.0

2019 Skis

Newschoolers' Quick Review: I was really impressed with the Prodigy 3, it's a great ski with both park and all-mountain capability. The Prodigy 3.0 is essentially the little brother of the more burly, chargier Prodigy 4.0. If you shred all around the mountain these things are loads of fun and were much easier to f…

  • Sizes: 172, 178, 182, 186
  • Dimensions: 126 / 106 / 122

Faction Prodigy 4.0

2019 Skis

Newschoolers' Quick Review: Powder is where these skis really shine in my opinion. They are lightweight and decently wide. Combine that with the ~40cm of rocker in the tip and tail, and the surfy design, and you have a ski that performs pretty well in the deep, soft snow. I can’t say much more about skii…

  • Sizes: 175, 181, 186, 193
  • Dimensions: 136 / 112 / 128