« Number one, » « gold medal, » and « first place » all bring to mind the FactionCandide CT 1.0 Skis. Sporting a fresh topsheet, the latest CT 1.0 retains all the technology and performance you’ve become accustomed to. Prepared to rip rails on a daily basis, the 2.5mm edges dampen hits while providing excellent edge control. Speaking of dampening, the carbon reinforcement transfers impact throughout the entirety of the ski and provides a feeling of confidence at speed. Nimble at it’s core and built to push your boundaries, the micro-cap construction keeps the Faction CT 1.0 Skis chip-free. Arguably the best ski in the world named after the best skier in the world definitely says something, and this ski lives up to all the hype.
Rocker / Camber / Rocker – 320mm rocker in the tip, 3mm camber underfoot, and 310mm in the tail.
Stiff Flex – 7/10 – Designed to provide bite and stability in steep terrain and variable snow.
Symmetrical Shape – Designed to handle identically forward and switch.
Poplar/Beech Wood Core – Great hold on hard snow with a light and snappy feel.
Carbon Reinforcement Underfoot
Sandwich Construction – Used on most of Faction’s skis. A traditional manufacturing method that provides strength, durability, good grip, and edge hold. Rubber is used to dampen vibration and bond the base layers to the core.
Micro-Cap Protection – Continuing efforts to improve chip-resistance in their skis, Faction incorporated a ‘micro’ cap where the topsheet meets the sidewall on sandwich constructed skis.
Die-Cut PTEX 3000 Base – Used on most Faction Skis. Sintered PTEX 3000 base material is more porous and holds wax well.
2.5mm Edges – The 2.5mm edges are stronger than 1.8mm edges to withstand rail abuse.
Matte Textured Topsheet – Matte ICP8210 topsheets require no lacquering saving around 100gm/pair, and reduces the use of not-quite-environmentally friendly lacquer. It also shows through the natural structure of the underlying laminate layers.
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.