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Powder dominance is a birth rite.
With a heart of solid wood and a body with solidly fat dimensions, the Faction Royale Ski was born to rule over fresh powder dumps. Extra-long rocker in the tip and tail with flat camber underfoot allows you to float, surf, and butter the soft stuff in any direction that suits your fancy. Despite the Royale's highborn status, anti-chipping sidewalls and hardened edges allow the ski to stand up and take a beating as well as any.
- Backcountry Freestyle Rocker features a long rocker in the tip and tail with a flat camber underfoot for a playful and surfy feel in the powder
- Half-Nelson wood core provides the stability for fast, big-mountain lines
- Durable sandwich construction allows the ski to stand up to abuse day in and day out while maintaining consistent flex
- 120mm underfoot with 150mm in the tip provides the necessary float for the most epic of powder days
- Anti-chipping sidewalls stand up to a beating and increase the lifespan of the ski
- Rockwell hardened steel edges are made from a single piece of steel that wraps the entire ski
- P-tex 4000 die-cut base is durable and quick on the hill
Share your thoughts
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Have the 184 Royales out West (Whitewater/Castle) and absolutely love them. Fairly solid in all conditions and can hold in all. No chatter through hard traverses or in crud, and they plow through amazingly well. Very playful and fun. Coming from a race background, these skis held well compared to other fat skis (Obsethed) and were stable. So much fun!
good but not great
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I was excited to try the Royale after reading great reviews about this ski from Powder mag. and other sources. after putting some time on these in varies conditions from Ice to powder I came away dissapointed. In powder they float and surf good, very fun. The downfall is when the crud starts to setup and get hard they get tossed around pretty bad. On anything soft they carve and hold an edge very well, but on anything hard they get real skeetchy fast and will not hold an edge at all, in comparison both the line Ep pro which is a noodle and the k2 hellbent are much better skis on the groomers and anything hard. But i must say they are very stable at speed, i found no speed limit with them. good skis but there are a lot better out there.