In Depth Staff Reviews:
By: Matt McDonald
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
2019 Faction Dictator 1.0 Description:
If you enjoy skiing at speed no matter where the terrain takes you, the Dictator series by Faction would be just the ski you are looking for. With dual titanal layers, as well as a paulownia/poplar core this ski flat-out rips. At 85mm underfoot, the Dictator 1.0 is quite nimble in the bumps and trees, but the dual radius sidecut allows you to open up those turns in the backbowls or on wide-open groomers. A full sidewall lets you tear the groomers a new one, and that rocker in the tip and tail will keep you floating on those deeper stashes.
2019 Faction Dictator 1.0 Specs: