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Faction Skis - Candide 5.0 Ski

Faction Skis Candide 5.0 Ski

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$519.99 Original price:$948.95
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Item #FSK0031




Tech Specs

183cm, 190cm
152 / 122 / 140mm
Turn Radius:
[183cm] 25m
rocker / camber / rocker
balsa, flax, poplar
Phenol binding plate, fiberglass
Die-cut ptex 3000 (sintered)
Claimed Weight:
[183cm] 4lb 2oz
Recommended Use:
freeride/powder skiing, park & freestyle skiing
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

Candide 5.0 Ski

Freestyle skiing has now branched out from its mogul and park roots to expand across the whole mountain and even into the high alpine. When you find yourself wanting to ride big mountain and deep pow conditions with a freestyle vision then click into the Candide 5.0 ski. As the widest ski in the Candide line, this 122mm waisted ski loves deep powder, big cliffs, and giant exposed faces. To keep you feeling confident and creative in these intimidating situations the 5.0 boasts a stiff flex and surfy shape that keeps you on top of fresh snow. Once you feel confident enough the low swing weight and lightweight construction will encourage you to hit big cliffs, air wind drifts, and ride away clean from technical tricks.

  • Ride the same ski as the legend, for all-mountain freestyle freedom
  • 122mm waist boasts incredible float and off piste performance
  • Stiff flex is stable at high speeds and extremely responsive
  • Camber-rocker profile provides a mix of float and edge hold
  • 25m turn radius adds stability without limiting maneuverability
  • Poppy and responsive Hybrid core also sheds weight for added feel
  • Die-cut Ptex holds wax for impressive speed day in day out

Shred like Candide

    This is the Ski that Candide Thovex designed to ski everyday. At 122 under foot that might seem crazy and huge until you try it. The forgiving flex makes it a Chameleon that can handle the steepest and deepest, but also the afternoon skied-out mess. Channel your inner Candide and give it a go!

    Recommended Sizing Guide

    Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preferred style of skiing. For example, an expert skier in Vermont will ski a far different ski than an expert in British Columbia. So take a look at our chart and explanations and find your perfect fit. Your weight also plays a large factor in finding the right ski. If you are either under or over average weight for your height consider downsizing or upsizing, respectively.

    Men's / Unisex Alpine Skis
     Big-Mountain FreerideBackcountry JibAll-MountainPark & PipeAll-Mountain Carve
    Pro 180 - 200cm 180 - 190cm 180 - 190cm 175 - 185cm 175 - 185cm
    Expert 170 - 180cm 175 - 185cm 170 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 170 - 185cm
    Intermediate 160 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 160 - 180cm 160 - 175cm
    Entry Level N/A N/A 150 - 170cm 150 - 170cm 150 - 170cm


    Pro: Excels on any terrain, on any snow condition. Enjoys high speeds.

    Expert: Comfortable on any terrain and most snow conditions.

    Intermediate: Comfortable on Blue trails, exploring Black trails.

    Entry Level: Learning to ski Green and Blue trails.


    Big-Mountain Freeride: High speeds, deep powder, steep lines, straightlining, chutes, cliffs.

    Backcountry Jib: Backcountry kickers, hucking, twintips, deep powder.

    All-Mountain: From bumps to back bowls, groomers to glades; everything and anywhere on the mountain.

    Park & Pipe: De-tuned edges and buttery twin tips, occasionally pole-impaired.

    All-Mountain Carve: Stiff. High-speed corduroy cutter. For those blind to SLOW signs.