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Designed by Candide, this freestyle all-mountain twin tip ski is for intermediate riders and is fun to ride and progress in all conditions, whether that's whipping around a first 360 or overtaking you down the bump line. The mid flex Faction 2021 CT 0.5 is stacked with the same materials and construction as Faction's adult skis, for all those junior riders that are looking more and more like little Candide's every day.
You'll love this ski if: You like to hit every feature that you can find (the mountain is your playground); You want a ski that is fun and easy to progress; You want a ski that is easy to turn in all conditions; You want a modern freestyle shape in a junior model.
- SKIS ONLY
- Bindings and poles sold separately
Candide Thovex’s Signature skis are responsive, high performance machines for those who demand the very best from their equipment, just like the legend himself. Thovex and Faction's engineers have relentlessly mixed the most reliable materials with modern shapes and camber lines in order to create the perfect tools across all freeski disciplines. Beginning with the ultra-fat CT 5.0, the magic shape is retrofitted for each sibling in a precise delta (proportional): the shape is reflected in the new, park-specific, reinforced CT 1.0; the redesigned, ultra-versatile, always-in-demand CT 2.0; and the lightweight, backcountry-freestyle-inspired CT 3.0. Moderately tapered tips and tails are complemented by an elliptical radius sidecut for efficient, precise handling and carving. A combination of generous rocker and modest camber results in a wonderfully playful character, injecting new energy into an otherwise routine day on the mountain. Our fans want to shred like Candide — these are the skis he rips, straight out of the box.
React instantly to every obstacle, just like Candide.
Strong tip & tail (landings, carving). Soft underfoot (pop, press).
Big rocker + mellow camber + taper = Ideal blend of carving & smearing.
1.0 / 2.0
Hit every feature on the mountain, including the park. Performance carving. Snappy turns. Ski switch.
3.0 / 5.0
One ski for all conditions, all terrain + pow. Wide yet light. Surf, float.
For women who rip. Same construction as main, unisex range just different lengths and artwork.
BUILT TO LAST
90% of skis now crafted by Austrian production partners. Soon to be 100%.
Faction employs a full-time Quality and Sustainability Manager, a former Volvo engineer by the name of Sara, who proudly works to minimize Faction's impact in its supply chain and its manufacturing.
In the past year, Faction's large-scale efforts & massive investment to shift its manufacturing into new world-class facilities is without question the most aggressive and sweeping manufacturing shift seen across the industry — resulting in unmatched quality assurance.
The Faction Collective is composed of 400+ individual investors from around the world. Faction is proud to be an independent company, by skiers, for skiers — with offices and teams in all corners of the globe.
Faction's world-class ski engineers are among the most sought-after in the industry — their unique expertise culminates in skis that boast best-in-class strength to weight ratio, as well as superior durability.
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We understand that not every purchase works out, which is why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. New, unused gear in original packaging and hangtags can be returned at any time within 30 days of purchase for a refund to your original method of payment or for an exchange. If the original method of payment is unavailable, we will issue your refund in the form of store credit.
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Visit our New Return Portal
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