Faction Skis Dictator 4.0 Ski
- 180, 186, 192cm
- 139 / 115 / 127
- Turn Radius:
- [186cm] 24m
- rocker / camber / rocker
- poplar, paulownia
- 2mm steel
- partial twin
- Claimed Weight:
- [185cm] 4lb 10oz
- Recommended Use:
- all-mountain skiing, freeride/powder skiing
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 2 years
Why We Like The Dictator 4.0 Ski
If the biggest peaks and most heart-pounding lines are all part of your everyday playground, then the Faction Dictator 4.0 Ski might be the ski for you. This big mountain charger was designed to take on the steepest backcountry powder lines, and with you at the helm, you can bet it'll live up to its potential and then some. The 115mm waist gives you tons of control and maneuverability in the deep snow, and thanks to the rockered tip you'll be surfing down solitary peaks and pillowy tree lines with ease. Camber underfoot is paired with two full-length titanal laminates to ensure ultra-stable edge hold on fifty-degree faces while flying down at warp-speed. We really appreciate that the flat-tail is slightly rockered to balance maneuverability with an abundance of stomping power, catered to Faction’s big-mountain athletes, backcountry guides, and mountain employees around the world.
- Big mountain ski is suited for advanced skiers who prefer the steeps
- 115mm waist floats yet remains nimble for blasting powder at speed
- Long turn radius caters to long sweeping turns down the fall line
- Tip and tail rocker tracks through crud and maneuvers in tight trees
- Dual titanal laminates offer unmatched stability at eye-watering speeds
- Flat freeride tail holds an edge on steep faces with variable conditions
- Full sandwich construction and 2mm steel edges offer bomber durability
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.
|Big-Mountain Freeride||Backcountry Jib||All-Mountain||Park & Pipe||All-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|
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.