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    Candide 3.0

    $889.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    The Faction Candide 3.0 was one of my favorite skis at Powder Week this year. I usually live in the 98- to 105-millimeter underfoot range, but the Candide 3.0, at 108 underfoot, skis narrower and was perfect in not-so-fresh powder and chalky buff off the Challenger lift. At a 108, the Candide 3.0 still packs enough ski for bigger storm days, too.

    The 176-millimeter length is my ideal size for every day in or out of bounds. I trust this Faction ski in any condition. While following a local off the Big Sky tram down the icy and semi-sketchy surface of Otter Slide, I confidently took the Candide 3.0 straight down the fall line for thousands of meters of unrelenting vertical.

    They carved on buffed chalk, popped around bumps, plowed through chopped up powder and railed at speed thanks to an all-purpose profile with very minimal camber underfoot, rockered tip and tail, 22-meter turn radius, and a wood core with titanal metal under the binding. High speed GS turns are so much fun on this ski whether it’s on corduroy or off-piste.

    Surprisingly this ski comes in at a relatively light weight, allowing it to serve as a touring ski option as well as the in bounds all-mountain charger that I would use it for. My knees were thankful for the low weight of these skis, even though they are on the wider end of the spectrum. For a playful ski that can do just about anything, the Faction Candide 3.0 will serve you well. —Lyndsay Strange

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    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    FACTION

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    Skiers Choice

    No

    Dimensions

    136-108-132

    Lengths

    162, 169, 176, 182, 186, 192, 204

    Radius

    20

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    The Most Playful Skis of the Year

    Product-type

    skis

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    CT 3.0

    $889.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    The multi-award winning CT 3.0 is a lightweight backcountry slaying machine ready for you to push your limits all over the mountain. A hybrid balsa/flax core provides a light- weight yet stable ride while reduced taper sidecut offers superior float on pow, and a buttery ski, that keeps you ahead of the game, whether dropping pillow lines or throwing double backs. With the CT 3.0, the mountain is your playground.

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    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    FACTION

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Dimensions

    136-108-132 @ 182cm

    Lengths

    162, 169, 176, 182, 186, 192, 204cm

    Radius

    20m @182cm

    Features

    Hybrid balsa/flax core ‰Û¢ Reduced taper sidecut ‰Û¢ Titanal reinforcement underfoot ‰Û¢ Sidewall construction DESCRIPTION: The multi-award winning CT 3.0 is a lightweight

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    Brand Catalog

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    Prime 3.0

    $1,289.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    A balsa/flax core with a layer of carbon and Titanal underfoot, the Faction Prime 3.0 is a stiff high-altitude tool that weighs less than 2000 grams per ski. The Prime 3.0 is Swiss mountain guide and skier Sam Anthamatten’s design.

    Anthamatten grew up under the shadow of the Matterhorn in Zermatt and spends his days touring the highest peaks in the world. So it makes sense that his ski of choice is one the Powder Union called a “beast.‰” Union skier Wally Phillips took the Prime straight into the Big Couloir, the most visible line at Big Sky that drops steeply for 800 vertical feet. It’s a beautiful, steep, rock-walled lined shot that has reliably chalky snow. “It completely excelled due to an easy pivot with a damp but predictable turn and feel,‰” said Phillips. “Add some good float with no edge catch and you have one of the better big mountain skis.‰”

    Capable drivers are required, however. The tail is stiff, meaning any backseat driving will send you off track. As such, the Union would not recommend this ski to an intermediate skier who needs a big sweet spot to get down the mountain. For those who charge, though, the Prime is ready to ride. —Julie Brown

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    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    FACTION

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Dimensions

    133-108-123

    Lengths

    170, 177, 182, 189

    Radius

    23

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    The Best Skis for the Backcountry

    Product-type

    skis

  • FACTION

    Prime 3.0

    $1,289.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    Whether touring in the Alps, heli-skiing in Alaska or getting out of bounds in Colorado, with days like these in mind, we introduce the new Prime 3.0. Developed with Sam Anthamatten and built with a lightweight Swiss hybrid balsa/ flax core and full layers of TeXtreme carbon, the Prime 3.0 is a torsionally rigid ski, made for nimble yet solid high-speed run outs from couloirs and powdery crevasse fields.

    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    FACTION

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    Yes

    Dimensions

    133-108-123 at 182cm

    Lengths

    170, 177, 182, 189cm

    Radius

    23m @182cm

    Features

    Hybrid balsa/flax core ‰Û¢ TeXtreme carbon ‰Û¢ Multi-dimension sidecut ‰Û¢ Titanal reinforcement underfoot ‰Û¢ Sidewall construction

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    Brand Catalog

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    Prodigy 4.0

    $889.00

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    Manufacturer's Description

    What floats better than Johnny Collinson’s flowing blonde locks in the breeze you might ask? Well, his skis. The all-new Prodigy 4.0 is a pow-slaying and pillow-dropping machine. The ski boasts a progressive shape that allows for quick turns and buttery smooth switch landings. The ski’s responsive poplar/ash core creates a playful yet chatter-free ski, with a layer of flax fibre for extra earth-friendly dampening.

    Guide-type

    Hardgoods

    Brand Name

    FACTION

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Dimensions

    136-112-128 @ 186cm

    Lengths

    175, 181, 186, 193cm

    Radius

    24m @186cm

    Features

    Poplar/ash core ‰Û¢ Flax fibres ‰Û¢ Dual-radius sidecut ‰Û¢ Sidewall construction

    Guide-year

    2018

    Product-collection

    Brand Catalog

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    Taylor

    $289.00

    Manufacturer's Description

    A review of the Faction Womens Taylor, from the 2017 POWDER Apparel Guide.

    Brand Description

    The 2016/17 season marks our 10 Year Anniversary. We can’t believe it either. Over that time, we’ve had our share of neck-deep powder days and countless après beers, while remaining dedicated to pushing the envelope in ski design, material technology and manufacturing techniques to create versatile high performance products for the most demanding of riders. Not ones to look back, our 2016/17 collection is our most focused yet. From stylish, technical outerwear to skis for all levels of riders - we invite you to join in our adventure.

    Guide-type

    Apparel

    Guide-year

    2017

    Brand Name

    FACTION

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Gender

    Women’s

    Features

    10,000mm/10,000gm Xero2 fabric • 40gm Thinsulate Insulation • Fixed Adjustable Oversized Drawstring Hood • Critically Seam Sealed • Lining art by Rosalind Monks

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    Popova

    $209.00

    Manufacturer's Description

    A review of the Faction Womens Popova, from the 2017 POWDER Apparel Guide.

    Brand Description

    The 2016/17 season marks our 10 Year Anniversary. We can’t believe it either. Over that time, we’ve had our share of neck-deep powder days and countless après beers, while remaining dedicated to pushing the envelope in ski design, material technology and manufacturing techniques to create versatile high performance products for the most demanding of riders. Not ones to look back, our 2016/17 collection is our most focused yet. From stylish, technical outerwear to skis for all levels of riders - we invite you to join in our adventure.

    Guide-type

    Apparel

    Guide-year

    2017

    Brand Name

    FACTION

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Gender

    Women’s

    Features

    10,000mm/10,000gm Xero2 Fabric • Dual Full Zip Side Body Access • Fixed Adjustable Oversized Drawstring Hood • Kangaroo Pocket • Lining art by Rosalind Monks

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    Franklin

    $439.00

    Manufacturer's Description

    A review of the Faction Mens Franklin, from the 2017 POWDER Apparel Guide.

    Brand Description

    The 2016/17 season marks our 10 Year Anniversary. We can’t believe it either. Over that time, we’ve had our share of neck-deep powder days and countless après beers, while remaining dedicated to pushing the envelope in ski design, material technology and manufacturing techniques to create versatile high performance products for the most demanding of riders. Not ones to look back, our 2016/17 collection is our most focused yet. From stylish, technical outerwear to skis for all levels of riders - we invite you to join in our adventure.

    Guide-type

    Apparel

    Guide-year

    2017

    Brand Name

    FACTION

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Gender

    Men’s

    Features

    2-layer 20,000mm/20,000br Toray Dermizax Fabric Stunner Stretch Technology • 100% Sealed Seams • RECCO Refelctor • 40gm Thinsulate Insulation

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    Galileo

    $259.00

    Manufacturer's Description

    A review of the Faction Mens Galileo, from the 2017 POWDER Apparel Guide.

    Brand Description

    The 2016/17 season marks our 10 Year Anniversary. We can’t believe it either. Over that time, we’ve had our share of neck-deep powder days and countless après beers, while remaining dedicated to pushing the envelope in ski design, material technology and manufacturing techniques to create versatile high performance products for the most demanding of riders. Not ones to look back, our 2016/17 collection is our most focused yet. From stylish, technical outerwear to skis for all levels of riders - we invite you to join in our adventure.

    Guide-type

    Apparel

    Guide-year

    2017

    Brand Name

    FACTION

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Gender

    Men’s

    Features

    20D Ripstop Fabric • 800- ll 90/10 Goose Down • Self-Stuff Pocket • Asymmetrical Center Front Zip • Fixed Adjustable Hood

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    Edison

    $419.00

    Manufacturer's Description

    A review of the Faction Mens/Womens Edison, from the 2017 POWDER Apparel Guide.

    Brand Description

    The 2016/17 season marks our 10 Year Anniversary. We can’t believe it either. Over that time, we’ve had our share of neck-deep powder days and countless après beers, while remaining dedicated to pushing the envelope in ski design, material technology and manufacturing techniques to create versatile high performance products for the most demanding of riders. Not ones to look back, our 2016/17 collection is our most focused yet. From stylish, technical outerwear to skis for all levels of riders - we invite you to join in our adventure.

    Guide-type

    Apparel

    Guide-year

    2017

    Brand Name

    FACTION

    Brand Website Click Here
    Skiers Choice

    No

    Gender

    All

    Features

    3-layer 20,000mm/20,000gm Toray Dermizax • Stunner Stretch Technology • 100% Seam Sealed • RECCO Reflector • Detachable Soft Shell Bib