1.0 Candide Thovex
Test winner

Faction 1.0 Candide Thovex

Brand
Faction
Model
1.0 Candide Thovex
Category
Park
Weight
1870 gr
Waist
89.4 mm
Tested length
176 cm
Year
2015

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
5
5
5
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Faction 1.0 Candide Thovex:

9 / 10

Jumps:
9 / 10
Rails:
9 / 10
Playfulness:
10 / 10
Switch:
8 / 10
Technical info:
This is the park model in the French icon Candide Thovex´ signature series. It is a little wider than the standard park ski, and almost symmetrical, with a one centimeter setback. There is rocker both in front and behind. The most striking feature is the powerful camber just before the rocker transitions. You can see “pockets” when you squeeze the skis together. The skis don´t have much camber at the waist.

On snow:
The test team raves about Candides´ new park model. Despite the short test length, generous rocker and the taper, it is stable on all elements. The best part is still the playfulness and the response, and our test riders agree that this is the best ski. We recommend the 1.0 Candide Thovex to those who like want to explore all aspects of ski park life. It suits all park skiers who want to play and have fun.


1.0 Candide Thovex

Technical data:

Measured length
177 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 55554
Brand
Faction
Model
1.0 Candide Thovex
Produced
Polen
Available lengths
164, 170, 182
Contact length
116 cm
Rocker tail
28 cm
Rocker nose
33 cm
Side cut
134 cm
Taper tail
19 cm
Taper tip
24 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
1 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
3 cm
Max tail width
120.1 mm
Min waist width
89.4 mm
Max nose width
120.7 mm
Side cut radius
16.9 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
0.6 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1790 cm2
Weight
1870 gr
Relative weight
1.04 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
62 mm
Hight nose tip
68 mm
Angle tail tip
38°
Angle nose tip
33°
Height of camber
7 mm

This sequence of numbers indicates stiffness. Each number corresponds to a part of the ski, from tail to tip. 5 equals the average
for this part and length of the ski. Lower values indicate softer skis, higher values stiffer.