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36cm 12cm 35cm 128mm 106mm 121mm 22.00mR 30° 63mm 25mm 16° 26cm 186cm 115cm 45cm

Faction Chapter 106

Brand
Faction
Model
Chapter 106
Category
Freeride
Weight
1970 gr
Waist
106 mm
Tested length
186 cm
Year
2016

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
4
4
5
5
Fri Flyt overall rating of Faction Chapter 106:

8 / 10

Flotation:
7 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
8 / 10
Technical info:
Here we have a classic fiberglass sandwich. Faction has made a more free-ride oriented ski than the 3.0. The long setback gives a more advancing sidecut. Otherwise, it is easy to compare this model with the Extrem Opinion. Medium stiffness, with a little softer waist and back ski.

On snow:
This ski is among our favorites. It is built for speed, at the same time as it is playful. “I wanted to jump and go fast”, one of our test riders commented. Faction has hit close to bull´s eye with this traditional freeride ski. The only minus is that it´s a little tricky to maneuver in and out of the turns. However, this is a playful and powerful ski on and off the groomed slopes, which performs better than the other Faction model in this test.


Chapter 106

Technical data:

Measured length
186 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 54455
Brand
Faction
Model
Chapter 106
Produced
Polen
Available lengths
172,178,182,186
Contact length
115 cm
Rocker tail
26 cm
Rocker nose
45 cm
Side cut
115 cm
Taper tail
35 cm
Taper tip
36 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
12 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
7 cm
Max tail width
121 mm
Min waist width
106 mm
Max nose width
128 mm
Side cut radius
22.00 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
7 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2070 cm2
Weight
1970 gr
Relative weight
0.95 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
25 mm
Hight nose tip
63 mm
Angle tail tip
16°
Angle nose tip
30°

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.