Prime 2

Faction Prime 2

Brand
Faction
Model
Prime 2
Category
Touring
Weight
1580 gr
Waist
88 mm
Tested length
178 cm
Year
2018

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SFI (Ski Flex Index) 

4
4
4
3
3
Fri Flyt overall rating of Faction Prime 2:

8 / 10

Hard snow:
8 / 10
Soft snow:
8 / 10
Up:
7 / 10
Technical info:
The most expensive ski in this test has been developed in collaboration with the big mountain skier Sam Anthamatten from Zermatt. The Prime series is new from Faction, and Prime 2 is the second widest model. Expensive materials have been added to this construction, which has a long rocker transition and a long turning radius compared to the other skis in the test. Even, but relatively soft flex, especially towards the tip. Faction has used expensive carbon fibre, but it isn´t a particularly light ski.

On snow:
The steel edge on our test model had not been properly tuned and was a little too high. Nevertheless, the test team enjoyed this exclusive ski. Prime is stable at high speed and feels solid and good in difficult conditions. It requires aggressive skiing and works well for traditional big mountain adventures. It is a little difficult to maneuver down narrower lines and at lower speed. Faction Prime 2 is a good (and expensive) choice for ambitious freeriders whose principal objective is to charge down the mountain sides.


Prime 2

Technical data:

Measured length
178 cm
Flex (relative stiffness)
SFI 44433
Brand
Faction
Model
Prime 2
Produced
Czech Republic
Available lengths
166, 172, 184
Contact length
96 cm
Rocker tail
36 cm
Rocker nose
46 cm
Side cut
126 cm
Taper tail
25 cm
Taper tip
27 cm
Setback (true center to narrowest point)
9 cm
Tested mounting point (true center to boot center)
9 cm
Max tail width
113 mm
Min waist width
88 mm
Max nose width
125 mm
Side cut radius
22 mR
Width difference nose vs. tail
12 mm
Surface area (one ski)
1776 cm2
Weight
1580 gr
Relative weight
0.89 gr/cm2
Hight tail tip
17 mm
Hight nose tip
63 mm
Angle tail tip
10°
Angle nose tip
34°
Height of camber
3 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.