The Candide Thovex signature ski collection is all about ultra-focused performance. Every ski is a responsive, high-performance machine for those who demand the best from their equipment, just like Candide.
A 118 mm waist makes the Faction Candide 4.0 a lightweight, big-mountain backcountry ski for the deep powder days. Its generous rocker, tailored-to-perfection shape and the strong construction mean that it floats, drifts and sails through the fluffy stuff. This ski can handle deep landings and gnarly competition faces with ease.
An all-mountain freestyle/powder ski for advanced to expert level riders. Shape, design, profile and construction have been designed to deliver the best performance in powder. At the same time, it is playful enough for freestyle riding in the backcountry, no matter if you drop cliffs, jump kickers or land switch in powder.
This ski comes with a directional twin shape, the nose is a few millimetres wider than the tail with a central binding position. Thus, the ski offers the same riding characteristics forward and switch. However, due to the slightly wider nose, you get a bit more float in the soft snow.
This Ski comes with a classic camber under the binding and an even rocker in nose and tail. This profile is perfect for any terrain. Precision and pop for park and groomers, good float in deep snow. The rocker in the nose and tail also creates a catch-free, loose feeling.
The stiff flex provides stability at high speeds and insane amounts of control while offering you the power and flexibility you need to stomp big moves.
The lightweight Balsa/Pachaco core combines soft Balsa wood with Poplar and gets reinforced with unique Pachaco hardwood. This rare combination ensures a lightweight yet solid ski setup that performs great in all conditions. The Micro-cap construction is a hybrid of a premium, sandwich sidewall construction and a durable cap construction. This protects fragile areas of the ski that can be prone to chipping.
Faction started out as a fun project for a group of shred happy ski bums in Verbier one winter. The group wanted to create skis that were affordable, could last 100+ days, survive without servicing and could be stowed away over summer and shine just as brightly once winter rolled around. Doing just that, they have seen great success over the last 12 years. They are united in their love for the mountains and the tools that allow them, us and you to escape there.