Candide 3.0

Faction Candide 3.0

Brand
Faction
Model
Candide 3.0
Category
Freeride
Weight
1880 gr
Waist
108 mm
Tested length
186 cm
Year
2016

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
4
3
4
4
Fri Flyt overall rating of Faction Candide 3.0:

7 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
7 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
Candide 3.0 is a slightly different construction. The core contains balsa, and the ski is reinforced with carbon and flax fibre composite. This gives a light construction. The flex is soft, especially below the binding. The tail is big and the sidecut is long. Rocker in both ends. The short setback gives little width difference between the back and front ski. The bindings are mounted quite far behind the middle point, which makes it understeer when initiating the turn.

On snow:
The test team is divided about this ski. We agree that it likes it rough and fast, at the same time as it´s playful, a cross between a jibber and a big mountain ski. We also agree that it was somewhat shaky in long turns on hard and uneven surfaces. Perhaps it has something to do with the soft and flat waist? But where some of us felt that this ski had no limits, others experienced a lack of stability under their feet.


Candide 3.0

Technical data:

Measured length
186 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 44344
Brand
Faction
Model
Candide 3.0
Produced
Polen
Available lengths
176,182,186,192,204
Contact length
107 cm
Rocker tail
34 cm
Rocker nose
45 cm
Side cut
146 cm
Taper tail
19 cm
Taper tip
21 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
3 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
7 cm
Max tail width
130 mm
Min waist width
108 mm
Max nose width
135 mm
Side cut radius
23.10 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
5 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2160 cm2
Weight
1880 gr
Relative weight
0.87 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
77 mm
Hight nose tip
83 mm
Angle tail tip
39°
Angle nose tip
36°

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.