Faction Skis Candide 4.0 Ski - $899.00

The crew over at Faction Skis believes that skis are tools of escape and expression. We're inclined to agree, as was Candide Thovex when he worked with Faction to create his pro model, the Candide 4.0 Ski. This big-mountain stick is as unique as Candide. On the outside, it's rocker-flat-rocker camber profile and fat waist provide flotation and agility, and on the inside, the balsa wood core combines with flax fibers to create a powerful pop, snappy return, and speed-chatter-impervious chassis. With the attention to detail paid to this balance of materials and shape, it would have been a shame to use simple cap construction on a ski like this, so Faction opted for the strength and precise edge control provided by sidewall fabrication. This is Candide's tool-of-the-trade, and with X-Games medals, legendary Utah gaps, a movie, and countless big-mountain achievements to his name, it's a safe bet that he created one crusher of a rockered ride. - $899.00