Faction Candide 3.0 Skis

Oct 21, 2013
Outside Magazine
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BEST FOR: Aggressive riders.

THE TEST: Freeskiing film star Candide Thovex’s signature skis just work—everywhere. Thanks to the 3.0’s balsaflex core, it’s light enough to push uphill all day. Flat camber underfoot and big-mountain dimensions make for a stable platform with virtually no speed limit, but pronounced tip and tail rocker mean the 3.0 can manage virtually any turn shape. 142/112/132; 8.2 lbs.

THE VERDICT: Fast and furious.


POWER: 4.5

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