Candide 2.0

Faction Candide 2.0

Brand
Faction
Model
Candide 2.0
Category
Freeride
Weight
1830 gr
Waist
102 mm
Tested length
184 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
4
4
4
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of Faction Candide 2.0:

7 / 10

Flotation:
8 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
Candide Thovex is still the only man on the planet with four different promo models (Kye and Hoji have three). This year´s 2.0 edition has a lot of sidecut and no taper. It is a ski with low camber and rocker at both ends. The poplar and carbon fibre construction gives low specific weight. Symmetrical measurements, despite the short setback. Consistent soft flex, especially in the tip.

On snow:
Candide 2.0 is a very light and playful ski with a soft tip. It performed best at skiing switch in this test, if that is what you are looking for. The ski turns well and it is easy to maneuver, but it is unstable at speed, especially for the bigger riders. Candide is arguably the best freestyle skier in the world, but let´s not forget that he is tiny. For riders of normal size, this ski tends to get a little shaky. It is best suited for light skiers with jibbing experience. It can also work as a ski touring option.


Candide 2.0

Technical data:

Measured length
184 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 44443
Brand
Faction
Model
Candide 2.0
Produced
Slovenia
Available lengths
166,172,178
Contact length
108 cm
Rocker tail
33 cm
Rocker nose
43 cm
Side cut
140 cm
Taper tail
22 cm
Taper tip
22 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
7 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
7 cm
Max tail width
133 mm
Min waist width
102 mm
Max nose width
133 mm
Side cut radius
17.30 mR
Surface area (one ski)
2090 cm2
Weight
1830 gr
Relative weight
0.87 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
60 mm
Hight nose tip
78 mm
Angle tail tip
34°
Angle nose tip
33°
Height of camber
2 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.