This Ski Is A Staff Favorite:
The Candide 3.0 doesn't need an introduction, because millions of people saw them on the feet of Candide Thovex in his viral "One of Those Days" edits. I am not Candide and I can only dream of skiing like him, but I did really enjoy this ski even with my mortal capabilities. It walks a fine line between being snappy and nimble, but it is still stable when the speed picks up. I particularly enjoyed these skis in slushy spring bumps, which is an area where a ski of this width may not always excel. That speaks to the versatility of the ski, and It does feel like one of the best options currently out there for a one-ski quiver on the left coast. While I am not convinced that this skis namesake is not a highly advanced skiing alien, I am sure that this ski is a blast and could be a great option for any skier who enjoys not having to worry about which ski to bring out every day.
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
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 3.0 Description:
A freestyle-inspired shape makes the CT 3.0 easy to press and wash out when you want to jib, but also hold a strong edge when you ask more from it. This is the perfect one ski quiver for the rider who is always on the lookout for fresh goods and needs a lightweight, versatile ski to rip up the whole mountain.
2020 Faction Candide 3.0 Specs:
|Weight:||3750 grams (per pair for size 176cm) Learn more about ski weights|