Description This is the all-rounder Candide would choose when the conditions are less than certain but are likely to include a mix of hard pack and soft snow and you don't want your choice of ski to slow you down. The Faction Candide 3.0X Skis do it all, from ripping large radius pow turns to navigating through thickly set forests. A great choice as a nimble big mountain ride or a power free touring rig, your choice.
Rocker Type 310 mm Tip Rocker / 2 mm Camber / 300 mm Tail Rocker
Flex Medium-Stiff Flex: 7 (1 = Soft, 10 = Stiff)
Shape Directional True Twin: This shape is inspired by symmetrical freestyle ski design, but tweaked for a freeride approach. A slightly skinnier tail width than tip width means this ski is faster and performs better on the downhill than a completely symmetrical ski. It features the same true, identical twin tip height as its symmetrical park brother for switch skiing and landings.
Core Lightweight Balsa/Pachaco Core: Balsa is a softwood with exceptional strength for its weight. Reinforce that with the lesser-known, unique Pachaco hardwood, as well as a small amount of Poplar, and you are left with a rare combination that ensures a lightweight yet solid ski setup that performs in all conditions.
Laminates Titanal Binding Plate: When you're on a day-long touring trip in the backcountry, you need to rely on your gear. Titanal reinforcement plates are laid up on top of the lightweight cores ensuring that your binding screws hold. This one-piece design fits alpine and touring bindings, adding trustworthy durability to these lightweight cores.
Sidewalls - Full Strength Sidewall: This construction places strips of protective material along the sides of each core, between the edge and the topsheet. Sidewalls provide the best possible edge hold and stability when the ski is engaged in a turn as well as protecting the wood core, edges and topsheet from impacts and outside damage. - Anti-Chip Micro Cap: A hybrid of a premium sandwich sidewall construction fused with a lightweight, durable cap construction. With micro-cap, the sandwich construction provides awesome edge hold and torsional stability while the ski's topsheet wraps around and meets the sidewall, protecting the fragile joint that can be prone to chipping.
Binding Compatibility A brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width is ideal.
Specs - Terrain: All Mountain, Big Mountain - Ability Level: Advanced/Experts - Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker - Turning Radius: Medium - Core/Laminates: Metal, Wood - Tail Type: Full Twin Tip - Warranty: 1 Year
169 cm Sizing - Tip Width: 135 mm - Waist Width: 108 mm - Tail Width: 130 mm - Turning Radius: 16 m - Individual Ski Weight: 1850 g