Faction Super Tonic

2017

Women's Freeride
Faction
Price: £459.00 (ski only)
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste:
Steeps:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert
Sidecut 142-107-131
Turn radius 16m (164cm)
Lengths 158, 164, 174 (1,750g), 182
Construction Cap
Lightweight wood core
Tip and tail rocker
Strengths Playful, light and floaty in the powder
Weaknesses Less stability and edge hold at higher speeds

They say

The updated Supertonic is 107mm underfoot with generous sidecut and a smooth rocker profile making it easy to carve on piste and aiding float in the soft snow.

We say

This is another ski that has a really light, playful character and would immediately give any skier confidence to explore the backcountry and make some turns. It’s very light, exceptionally easy to pivot, and as a consequence always no effort to adjust turn shape. In deeper conditions that lightweight and wide platform help it get on up to the surface very quickly. At higher speeds and on harder snowpack it felt more out of its depth and struggled to give the edge grip and stability required at higher speeds.

Tester Comments

Bella Seel
Bouncy and playful off the piste. Super fun and easy on the steeps 
Lynn Mill
Quick to pivot, turn and initiate in deep snow. Felt less safe and secure at higher speeds