This Ski Is A Staff Favorite:
Read all of our Faction Candide 2.0 staff reviews
I don't always buy skis, but when I do, I buy skis like this. The 2.0 can do it all. It is a versatile ski with plenty of pop and moderate stability. Most of all, it's fun, fun, fun! Carving groomers, blasting trees and bumps is what it does best. The Candide 2.0 is also wide enough for most of your powder days. Stay frosty my friends.
Quite possibly the best ski I have ever ridden. It is rare that you can find a ski that is as buttery and playful as the Candide 2.0, and still rails turns when you lay them down. If you want to turn the mountain into your playground, this is your ticket.
In Depth Staff Reviews:
Read our preview of 2021 Faction skis
Playful, poppy, prodigies.
Faction knows why they're rad. Their boards are poppy and built to stomp. They're connoisseurs of energetic and lively skis. In 2020, Faction doubles down on what they do best -- making the best even better.
2020 Faction Skis Highlights
Faction beefs up the Prodigy 2.0 from a 96mm waist to a 98mm waist. The1.0, 3.0, and 4.0 are back with rad new topsheets, designed by Parade Studio.
The Candide 1.0 and 2.0 are back with just a graphic update, while the CT 3.0 and CT 4.0 have new core materials. In place of the balsa/poplar/flax, the new 3.0 and 4.0 will have a balsa/pachaco core and should feel more responsive.
The new Chapter Series blends the playfulness of the Candides with the shape of the ... Continue Reading
By: Matt M
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Don't be stressed this gift-buying season. Why not? Because the skier in your life isn't.
He's calling in sick, hoarding credit card points and dreaming up escapades from Hokkaido to Zermatt. Yet for all his talk about ski equipment, epic days, and possible cat skiing trips, he'll probably suffer from a common affliction: the inability to decide.
This makes your path clear. Be his superhero and decide for him. How, you ask? By using our state-of-the-art ski-buying matrix, born from algorithms doodled on ski lodge napkins, espresso-fueled graphic design hauls, and lots—we mean lots—of gear testing.
Shopping for the powder chasin' rad dad? The Nordica Enforcer 110 will give him all the float and ... Continue Reading
By: Matt M
Highlights from the 2019 Faction skis lineup:
Along with some flashy colors schemes, Faction rolls out a Prodigy line for 2019 that features more unified construction. The company basically took the tech from last year's Prodigy 4.0 and pumped it into the narrower models in the series.
Lighter, with flax. New rocker profile, shape, and flex. At waist widths of 90, 96, 104, and 112, the Prodigy line offers burly, smooth all-mountain/big-mountain performance—a nice midpoint between the CT line and Dictators—at lower price points than the Candides.
You've now got yet another option for skiing like Candide Thovex: the CT 5.0. Offered in a 183cm length, it's a 122mm-waisted, twin-tip powder ski with a 25-meter turn radius that looks ultra ... Continue Reading
2020 Faction Candide 2.0 Description:
The Candide 2.0 has in the last few years snuck its away onto our shortlist for favorite shop skis. How come? Well, it's tough to find a ski that's more fun in bumps, and here in Colorado we ski a lot of long bump runs. Designed with a true twin tip and freeride rocker profile, the skis smear and sluff and ski switch as well as they style. So for popping airs, whether off cliffs or moguls, there is a ton of energy in these skis. The medium flex is a blast on groomers if you like railing on a ski with more flexion. And for powder and mixed snow, these skis surf and hold up as well as or better than every similar ski with such a playful profile. Skiers who know how to have a good time know what they're getting into with the Candide 2.0. And they tend to stay on these skis every day of the year.
2020 Faction Candide 2.0 Specs: