Tired of having to distract the guys into letting you "borrow" their freeride skis every storm day? They'll only believe the "free beer over there!" trick so many times before they catch on, so before they do, ditch your deceptions for the Faction Supertonic Ski. This full-on freeride machine will have the guys wondering why they're even further behind you on the best lines than before.
Faction made the Supertonic for hard-charging ladies. It's got a balsa and flax core that blends poppy responsiveness on playful pillow lines with dampness for stability on stubborn, days-old chop. Looks don't say much of value about a ski, but when your planks ski like these do, a stellar topsheet is the extra few inches on top of the storm day. Your turns won't be the only thing earning you nods of approval when you're ripping around the resort on the Supertonic, and Faction's decision to use a gloss lacquer means those pretty topsheets will stay that way for more than just a few off-piste turns.
Faction uses its Tech Rocker to give you springy camber underfoot countered by rockered tips and tails that'll surf their way through soft stuff and power through sludge without getting hung up. At 107 underfoot, the Supertonic can handle chop and chunder as comfortably as mid-deep storm days, and for smaller ladies, even the really deep goods. Faction's P-Tex 4000 bases will keep your crew choking on your roostertail while you race them down the mountain to the real-life beer stash.
- Enjoy an off-piste sampling in this versatile freeride ski
- 107mm waist floats on storm days while staying nimble
- Camber underfoot provides energy and playfulness
- Rockered tips and tails slash and float through crud
- Balsa and flax core blends lightness and stability
- Q & A
Power and play in one package.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've skied this in crud, powder, and on trail. Despite its width, it performs well even on groomers. What most impressed me, however, is how great it handled when there was a couple of inches of new powder on week old packed crap—didn't toss me around, was easy to control, and pretty much just let me enjoy the heck out of that fresh snow without constantly worrying about what was underneath. This more than anything made me decide to purchase this ski.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I got these for my girlfriend and she loves them. They have a great profile which makes it very versatile.