Candide 4.0

Faction Candide 4.0

Brand
Faction
Model
Candide 4.0
Category
Freeride
Weight
1910 gr
Waist
118 mm
Tested length
182 cm
Year
2017

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
4
4
4
6
Fri Flyt overall rating of Faction Candide 4.0:

9 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
9 / 10
Stability at speed:
8 / 10
Technical info:
We have got used to light constructions from Faction, and Candide 4.0 is no exception. The chamber is unusual: There is a lot towards the rocker areas, combined with a flat chamber in the waist. The sidecut is also more abrupt towards the tips. A short setback and a long radius in the middle gives little width difference between the front and back ski. It has a relatively soft flex curve, which is stiffer in the tips.

On snow:
This is a favourite among those who seek playfulness and stability at speed. It feels longer than the test length. Maybe it´s because it has less rocker than many of the other models in the test? The edge grip is good. This ski delivers in the turns, in the air and in powder - a true allrounder. Several of our test skiers held this as their favourite. A good choice.


Candide 4.0

Technical data:

Measured length
182 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 54446
Brand
Faction
Model
Candide 4.0
Produced
Slovenia
Available lengths
176,188,194
Contact length
123 cm
Rocker tail
26 cm
Rocker nose
33 cm
Side cut
130 cm
Taper tail
24 cm
Taper tip
28 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
7 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
6 cm
Max tail width
134 mm
Min waist width
118 mm
Max nose width
140 mm
Side cut radius
24.90 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
6 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2237 cm2
Weight
1910 gr
Relative weight
0.85 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
52 mm
Hight nose tip
57 mm
Angle tail tip
31°
Angle nose tip
32°

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.