Faction Prodigy 1.0

2018

Men's All-Mountain
Faction
Price: £389.00 (ski only)
Overall:
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Off piste short turns:
On piste long turns:
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Ease of use:
Ability Level Lower Intermediate Upper Intermediate Lower Advanced
Sidecut 120-90-110
Turn radius 19m (176cm)
Lengths 168, 172, 176 (1,685g), 182
Construction Cap & sidewall combo
Lightweight woodcore
Tip & tail rocker
Strengths Character, brand image, playful in the pow
Weaknesses Not strong or complex enough to deal with high speeds in mixed conditions

They say

Always ready to send it. The Prodigy 1.0 is a park ski that can adapt to all types of riders. Because of its reactive wood core, the Prodigy can let you adapt quickly in all conditions.

We say

The Prodigy felt quite different to most of the other skis in this group. It has an easy going nature that feels really happy cruising around in all conditions. In deep, off piste conditions it skis well, being fun, floaty and easy to use. The wide, 120mm shovel really helps in this respect, allowing for quick flotation and helping to guide the ski into the turn. On piste, the construction didn’t feel powerful enough to deal with high speeds or big edge angles, with a loss in stability and edge grip, but they are easy enough to use at slower speeds.

Tester Comments

Al Morgan
This ski did not feel great, although it needed a lot of work from a good technician
John Taylor
Easy going and fun in variable off piste conditions