Dictator 2.0x Ski
Faction's Women's Dictator 2.0x Ski craves high speeds, firm snow, and the steepest runs you can find, but its lighter weight and versatile shape means it won't be out of place off-piste or in the backcountry, either. Its 95-millimeter waist and underfoot camber is nimble and reliable on hardpack, and a rockered tip and tail mean you won't be left high and dry when an unexpected storm delivers a few inches of fresh.
Faction gave the Dictator 2.0x a lightweight paulownia and poplar wood core for a poppy, responsive feel, but also added two layers if Titanal which is responsible for the ski's stiff, damp, aggressive personality. Sidewall construction adds quick power transfer from edge to edge a reliable edge hold when you find yourself on blue ice, and Faction finished these fast sticks with a skin clip at the tail for the days when you get amped to get into the backcountry.
- Hard-charging ski for the days in between storms
- 95mm waist performs on hardpack and in variable conditions
- Rockered tip and tail won't leave you high and dry in softer snow
- Underfoot camber aggressively grips firm snow
- Lightweight wood core is fun and responsive
- Two layers of Titanal provide a damp, stiff feel
- Sidewall construction for impressive power transfer and edge hold
- Integrated skin clip and lighter weight can handle backcountry tours
I've Always Wanted Faction Skis
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I've always wanted Faction Skis and I finally committed during the end of winter sale. I used them once, spring skiing, and it was an amazing day. They're light and smooth and I cannot wait to get them in powder next season!
Recommended Sizing Guide
Your ski size is largely determined by both your skiing ability and your preffered style of skiing. For example, an expert skier on 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.
|Big-Mountain Freeride||Backcountry Jib||All-Mountain||Park & Pipe||All-Mountain Carve|
|Pro||172cm +||172cm +||172cm +||168cm +||172cm +|
|Expert||165cm +||165cm +||165cm +||168cm +||165cm +|
|Intermediate||160 - 170cm||160 - 170cm||160 - 170cm||160 - 170cm||160 - 170cm|
|Entry Level||N/A||N/A||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm||150 - 170cm|
SKILL LEVEL EXPLANATIONS
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.
SKIING STYLE EXPLANATIONS
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.