Looking for a versatile new ski? Ski Club took Faction's Dictator and Prodigy models out for a spin
Faction are blazing a trail in ski design, there’s a reason so many of their sponsored female riders are reaching international podiums around the world. Mathilde Gremaud, Sarah Hoefflin and Kelly Sildaru … I see you! Over at Ski Club we wanted to see for ourselves what the 19/20 season Dictator and Prodigy models could offer so we put the skis to the test on one of our off piste Freshtracks holidays to Tignes and Val d’Isère . Here’s what Content Editor Sophie Mead and Operations Manager Holly Boucher thought of the industry-leading equipment.
The first thing that you should know is that the X range is that it's exactly the same as the main range, just with different topsheets. From my point of view, it was always going to be hard to beat the 18/19 Dictator 2.0X because it is an outstanding ski which changed my perception of what ski works for me. As the first directional ski I had tried, it showed just how much of a difference the shape of a ski can make to your technique and control.
Faction have clearly listened to feedback about it and thought, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! They took a winner and put bells on it for the new season, with the only change being an elliptical radius to make the ski easier to turn. They even kept the hot pink topsheet. Spicy!