joh4474180 wrote a review of Faction Skis Candide 1.0 Poplar Ski on August 8, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Despite my boss's list of skis to demo, about 7 per each demo day, I picked up this one (which wasn't on his list) and spent most of the day on it ripping it up all over! It's playful, poppy, responsive, and light. A nice departure from the super-fats that are so popular now, the 1.0 reminds the skier how much fun early season or mediocre on-piste snow can be with the right tool. Thovex has built a ski that oozes creative style and original lines from quick 360s off a cat track to mogul rippin to jib-stylz. Really solid ski for every non-powder day.
ps, remember when super-fats didn't exist? This ski is still fun in the deeps with the right skier technique.