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Faction Skis Candide 3.0 Ski

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    The VIP of the Candide series.

    From buttering lips to dropping cliffs, the Faction Skis Candide 3.0 Ski is the VIP of its series. The tip and tail rocker make turning a breeze and help you ride through less-than-perfect snow conditions, and low camber underfoot gives you stability and edge hold in more packed conditions.

    To keep things light and lively, Faction built the Candide 3.0 with a balsa wood core that's reinforced with flax fibers for extra strength and pop. Biaxial and triaxial fiberglass laminates give the ski tons of edge hold and torsional stability, while an updated micro-cap construction provides increased durability. The Candide features an updated titanal binding plate to ensure you won't pull out a heelpiece at an inopportune time, and it's finished with a sintered P-Tex 4000 base, making it burly enough to make the entire mountain your playground.

    • A strong and playful freeride ski for all-mountain riding
    • Versatile 108mm waist craves soft snow and handles hardpack
    • Rockered tip and tail with low camber underfoot
    • Balsa/flax core is lightweight, strong, and torsionally stiff
    • Sandwich construction with micro-cap topsheet for extra durability
    • Faction Skis is an independent company specializing in progressive skis
    • Item #FSK000U

    Tech Specs

    176 cm, 182 cm, 186 cm, 192 cm, 204 cm
    136 / 108 / 131 mm
    Turn Radius
    20 m
    rockered tip & tail, camber underfoot
    balsa/flax wood
    P-Tex 4000 (sintered)
    Claimed Weight
    [182 cm] 8 lb 2.5 oz
    Recommended Use
    freeride, all mountain
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

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    As Good As the Skier They Rep

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Candide Thovex. The man, the myth, the proven legend. While his complicatedly strung together POV videos make us ponder what is possible in life, he also has commissioned one of the better freeride ski lines out there. The 3.0 sports a 108mm waist width in the 186 length so it is geared towards a higher snowfall daily driver and backcountry booter ski and I'll be damned if it doesn't do more than that.

    The Candide 3.0 combines a close to symmetrical rocker profile with a low 20s sidecut radius and balsa/flax wood core with a titanal binding plate. What does all this tech jargon mean? Well, it blends a poppy and playful ride with a solid underfoot feel. That isn't marketing fluff, that is actually what it does and does better than most skis out there, which is great as this is what most one-ski quivers are looking to accomplish.

    Is it on the more playful than chargy side? Oh yeah, this is Candide's ski after all. I also am a race based skier so I did need to mount further back and after that needed to put a 7 degree duct tape strip on top of the AFD to get things right as I had too much tip initiation at first. After getting dialed, this ski is one of the more versatile freeride skis out there with how damp it is while staying light and poppy.

    One of the best out there.

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    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is an impressive all round ski for people who live around deep winters. Plenty of float and can still handle groomers. Lets be honest, they were designed by Candide.

    I love these skis!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love these skis! They have great float in powder and a nice combination of flex with the underfoot camber really gives the ski some great pop. Also when ripping carves down some groomers these things can get edge to edge surprisingly fast for a 108 waist ski.

    If I was to pick one ski to use every day this would be the one for sure. Master of all trades, jack of none.

    Would these be good for alpine touring? Just starting out - not expecting trips over a couple of hours. looking for a ski i can ride on pow days and enjoy but still not struggle with the weight of them on the way up

    Hi Andrew, You should be good to tour on these bad boys, they are a great pair of boards. Really fun and surfy, playful but can charge when you lay them on edge. There are definitely skis that are lighter out there, touring specific skis, that would be easier on the way up, but these are fairly lightweight and should be a lot of fun on the way down. If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to me directly and I'll take care of you. - Matthew Pizza - Expert Gearhead