Faction Candide Thovex 5.0 Skis




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Item code: 360406

Want to ski like Candide, these skis will get you one step closer to your freeride dreams. The collaboration between Faction and Candide Thovex has been around for a few seasons, designed to bring a range of skis to people who demand the very best from their equipment. The CT range of skis are responsive, demanding and high performing across a range of terrain. These skis are hardcore enough for Candide Thovex himself, so you know they will be up for the challenge. The CT range uses the most reliable materials combined with modern shapes and camber profiles to suit all Freeski disciplines. This construction of this CT 5.0 ski has been updated for this winter season, featuring a new Air Poplar core that feels stable underfoot yet highly playful. This lightweight package lets you explore the whole mountain and at the end of the day your legs will still feel fresh. The updated shape includes narrower tips, making the skis easier to manoeuvre whilst allowing float over powder.

  • Terrain: Power Freeride
  • Shape: CT Signature Shape
  • Flex: CT Signature flex , 8/10
  • Profile: Flat Camber
  • Construction:
  • Core: Air Poplar
  • CFK Stomp Pad
  • Sidewall: Full Strength
  • Anti-Chip Micro-cap
  • Topsheet: Matte High Resistance
  • CT Mounting Point
  • Sidecut: Elliptical
  • Art By: Candide Thovex
CT Signature Shape: This multi-award-winning shape by Candide Thovex has been refined overtime, featuring a tapered tip and tail plus an elliptical radius sidecut this CT shape is great for carving and precise handling.

CT Signature flex, 8/10 flex: 8/10 flex is stiffer than most ski for maximum for response and performance, ideally suited to an intermediate skier. CT signature flex adds stiffness to the tip and tail to absorb vibrations, increase power and settle the ski. The centre of the ski is more flexible so you can load up power into the tips and pop

Flat Camber Profile: This flat profile underfoot makes it’s easy to pivot and slash in the snow, in addition the skis floats over powder and are easy to manoeuvre in the deeper snow

Air Poplar Core: Poplar wood is a mid-weight softwood that provides a balance of durability and flex. Milling on the underside of the wood reduces the weight of the ski and the volume by 15%. The milling pattern looks like wavelike air channels which run the length of the ski, reducing the weight by retaining stability

CFK Stomp Pad The centre of the ski is reinforced with a titanal and rubber stomp pad, strategically placed under the bindings as this is the highest impact zone. CFK stomp pads absorb vibrations for a smoother ride, increase durability and protect the core

Full Strength Sidewall: Multiple strips of protective material are sandwiched between the edges and topsheet, placed along either side of the core. This sidewall increases the stability and edge hold of the ski. The sidewall also protects the core, topsheet and edge during impact

Anti-Chip Micro-cap This hybrid construction blends classic sidewalls with Capwall construction. Micro-cap construction increases stability and edge hold, whilst the wrapped topsheet meets the edge to prevent chipping

Matte High Resistance Topsheet: This topsheet is made with highly durable material which has been sourced from a factory local to Faction to make the supply chain eco-friendlier. These topsheets have gone through a lot of testing to ensure they are hardwearing and can handle anything on the mountain

CT Mounting Point Candide Thovex mounts his skis in a specific position, at the narrowest spot on the ski making it naturally easier to pivot. This mounting point adds a freestyle funk to the ski packing pop in the tips whilst still being able to handle carving on the hardpack

Elliptical Sidecut:This sidecut is made up of a longer radius underfoot that helps you pivot faster and easier whilst a shorter radius in the tip and tail makes it easier to initiate turns. The Elliptical sidecut allows the ski to make a wide variety of turns lengths and angles

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