Faction Heroine

2018

Women's All-Mountain
Faction
Price: £389.00
Overall:
Off piste long turns:
Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
On piste short turns:
Ease of use:
Ability Level Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced Upper Advanced
Sidecut 120-90-110
Turn radius 15m (168cm)
Lengths 154, 158, 162, 168
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Lightweight woodcore
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Cool image, light and easy
Weaknesses Struggles to hold an edge at higher speeds on hardpack

They say

Like a swiss army knife, the Heroine is a versatile tool ready for any adventure, whether taking hot laps on the piste, cruising through the park or getting pitted in the soft stuff.

We say

This is another incredibly light ski, which once again translates into truly effortless skiing, particularly at slower speeds. It can pivot and smear through the arc with zero effort and is one of the easiest skis we tried in this category. However, when turning the volume up and going for high speeds it felt a lot less secure with less edge hold and a loss of stability. In deeper snow the rocker works well and helps pivoting into turns. It looks cool, has the image and is good fun if you take it easy.

Tester Comments

Lynn Mill
Lightweight, rocker allows good pivot, short gentle turns are very easy. No real edge hold apart from under the foot
Bella Seel
Slow turns were ok, but felt shaky and wobbly at higher speeds