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
2018 Faction Prodigy 2.0 Description:
After a successful resdesign in 2017, Faction expanded the Prodigy line for 2018 offering four different waist widths. The Prodigy 2.0 is what the Prodigy ski was for 2017, sitting at 96mm underfoot, this ski takes on any terrain you can throw at it. With a dual radius sidecut, the radius can vary from 20-22 meters depending on where you pressure the ski. This can provide a more manageable turn radius depending on the terrain you are in. Microcap construction paired with the poplar-beech core makes this ski extremely nimble, everywhere from the park to the bumps and everywhere in between. If versatility is what you're after, get out on the Faction Prodigy 2.0 and see where these boards can take you.
2018 Faction Prodigy 2.0 Specs: