With a slight overhaul from last year, the Faction Candide 3.0 Ski benefits from the addition of an XL tip/tail rocker and flat camber underfoot to satisfy your freeriding yen and backcountry desires. This wickedly lightweight all-mountain ski has twice as much rocker as Faction's standard version so you're able to float as much as you'll ever need. Its zero camber underfoot and 112mm waist provide instant edge responsiveness for off-piste snow conditions and gets you hooting and hollering when you stomp a massive pillow line and make large sweeping pow turns.
Equipped with full sandwich construction, the Candide 3.0 offers a traditional feel and smooth flex properties which are key when skiing in variable snow conditions. Two layers of fiberglass above and below the core, vibration-dampening materials, edges, ABS plastic sidewalls, and a topsheet complete the ski's construction ingredients.
New for this year, Faction introduces its use of Balsa and Flax fibers in the Candide 3.0 core. This unique core uses strips of Balsa vertically laminated together with flax fibers to create an incredibly light yet torsionally stiff core that provides all the feel of a full wood core. As a result, this technology enables the Candide 3.0 ski to be around 20% lighter than using a poplar/ash wood core. Plus, all the balsa and flax fibers are farmed using FSC certified forests.
For smooth skiing, its P-Tex 4000 die-cut base ensures solid wax absorption for good gliding performance and is extremely scratch-resistant. A custom matte topsheet with the Faction logo on it keeps your look simple and sweet when you ride the tram, gondola, or lift.
$453.95 - $699.95
$529.00 - $699.99