Chapter 116

Faction Chapter 116

Brand
Faction
Model
Chapter 116
Category
Freeride
Weight
2150 gr
Waist
115 mm
Tested length
188 cm
Year
2015

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

5
5
4
4
6
Fri Flyt overall rating of Faction Chapter 116:

8 / 10

Flotation:
8 / 10
Turning capabilities:
8 / 10
Stability at speed:
7 / 10
Technical info:
Relatively light fibreglass sandwich, with flat camber, and rocker at both ends. The skis have a lot more sidecut than the 3.0, but the tips are narrowed in, so the width difference between the front ski and the waist is much smaller. They are relatively soft from the waist and forward. Another characteristic is the low, but very long rocker in the back ski.

On snow:
Faction´s Chapter 116 is smooth and easy to control and works fine to spin and skid around with on the mountain. It´s not the easiest in quick turns, and the edge grip could have been better. This might have something to do with the long rocker in the back. But the float and properties at speed are good, and it feels harmonious and well balanced. The construction is a notch heavier than the 3.0, also from Faction, but they have managed to keep the weight down on the Faction Chapter 116 as well. This is a good and reliable ski for you who want to focus on lines, cliffs and tricks, and not think too much about which pair to pick for the day.


Chapter 116

Technical data:

Measured length
188 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 55446
Brand
Faction
Model
Chapter 116
Produced
Polen
Available lengths
172, 180, 198
Contact length
86 cm
Rocker tail
60 cm
Rocker nose
42 cm
Side cut
122 cm
Taper tail
32 cm
Taper tip
34 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
10 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
9 cm
Max tail width
132 mm
Min waist width
115 mm
Max nose width
140 mm
Side cut radius
21.2 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
8 mm
Surface area (one ski)
2274 cm2
Weight
2150 gr
Relative weight
0.95 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
45 mm
Hight nose tip
67 mm
Angle tail tip
27°
Angle nose tip
33°

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.