Faction Candide 4.0 2019
At 118mm underfoot, this is a lightweight, big-mountain backcountry ski made for the deep days that also feels responsive in the crud and harder conditions.
THE CT 4.0 IS THE ONE NIGHT STAND YOU’LL FALL IN LOVE WITH. AT 118MM UNDERFOOT, THIS IS A LIGHTWEIGHT, BIG-MOUNTAIN BACKCOUNTRY SKI MADE FOR THE DEEP DAYS. ITS GENEROUS ROCKER, TAILORED-TO-PERFECTION EARLY TAPER AND INNOVATIVE MULTI DIMENSION SIDECUT MEANS THAT IT FLOATS, DRIFTS AND SAILS THROUGH THE FLUFFY STUFF. ANTI-CHIP MICRO-CAP CONSTRUCTION AND A TITANAL BINDING PLATE UNDERFOOT PROMISES THAT THIS SKI CAN HANDLE TREE TAPS, DEEP LANDINGS AND GNARLY COMPETITION FACES WITH EASE. DESIGNED WITH CANDIDE FOR THE BLOWER DAYS, THE SLIGHT CAMBER UNDERFOOT, FULL STRENGTH SIDEWALL CONSTRUCTION AND THE UPDATED, LIGHTWEIGHT HYBRID CORE MEAN THAT THE CT 4.0 IS MORE VERSATILE THAN EVER AND FEELS SUPER RESPONSIVE IN THE CRUD AND HARDER CONDITIONS. SO GO AHEAD AND FALL IN LOVE, IT WON’T BE A ONE OFF.
A considerably skinnier tail width than in the tip provides ultimate downhill performance for attacking the mountain. A twin tip in the tail encourages playfulness and freestyle attitude, meaning you can ride switch without problem.
Anti-chip micro-cap and anti-scratch topsheet adds extra protection and a fresh look
We reinforce the super lightweight Balsa with robust Flax fibres plus Poplar strips crreating a durable wood core that holds an edge like other skis twice its weight.
This manoeuvrable shape consists of a shorter radius underfoot, keeping the ski nimble on those steep and narrow entries, and longer radii blended out to the tip and tail that ensure a stable and surfy feel when you’re flying out the bottom.
With micro-cap, the sandwich construction provides awesome edge hold and torsional stability while the ski’s topsheet wraps around and meets the sidewall, protecting the fragile join that can be prone to chipping.