Faction Ten5

2017

Men's Freeride
Faction
Price: £439.00 (ski only)
Overall:
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Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Advanced Upper Advanced Lower Expert Upper Expert
Sidecut 131-105-116
Turn radius 22.5m (182cm)
Lengths 174, 178 (2,000g), 182, 186, 192
Construction Sidewall
Titanal wood core
Tip and tail rocker
Strengths Strong, stable and beefy
Weaknesses Not suited to less confident skiers

They say

The poplar and ash core makes this a hard charging ski through the toughest of conditions, whilst the dual radius sidecut and tapered tip and tail make it easy and quick to turn.

We say

The Faction immediately feels like a strong, solid freeride ski which is aimed at confident riders. Through powder and cruddy conditions it totally blasts, feeling completely in charge and capable of taking on high speeds. On the groomers it gives out high levels of edge grip and is good fun for laying out some big, fast arcs. It’s quite a heavy ski, and will not suit more timid skiers but strong skiers will love it.

Tester Comments

Mark Jones
Felt pretty strong, solid through the powder, felt like I could trust it 
Derek Chandler
Great ski for strong skiers. It’s heavy so needs some input but is a load of fun