Too good to be true.
It's pretty surprising that Faction could make such a fat ski that weighs around four pounds per plank. The Prime achieves such a phenomenal weight with its hybrid wood core comprised of balsa with flax fibers that deliver a stiff flex (9/10 on Faction's flex scale). Just like any light ski, the Prime 4.0 has two carbon laminates to assure the proper stiffness required for charging without chattering. Faction was even able to add a titanal plate where you mount your bindings so they don't pop off after a few seasons. The ski's Microcap construction is similar to a durable sandwich construction with vertical sidewalls, except the edges dip down ever so slightly to increase durability.
- Freeride ski rides resort or backcountry with equal prowess
- Fat 118mm waist has a penchant for powder
- Rocker tip & tail navigate soft, deep snow with ease
- Camber underfoot holds an edge on the occasional icy section
- Multi-dimension sidecut allows a tight or wide turn radius
- Hybrid wood core keeps the ski around three pounds each
- Textreme carbon laminates ensure a moderate flex
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