Faction Prime 4.0 Skis
The Faction Prime 4.0 skis are designed to conquer technical ascents and descents without compromise. The Prime 4.0 skis are nimble enough to tour up 1,500 meters, but rugged enough for a FWT athlete and UIAGM guide like Sam Anthamatten to rip down the Matterhorn.
Built with a lightweight hybrid balsa flax core, and layers of TeXtreme carbon along the length of the ski, the Prime 4.0 is exceptionally lightweight for its level of performance. The burly, proprietary weave of TeXtreme carbon, coupled with the skis progressive shape, gives stability, torsional rigidity and edge hold thats second to none for quick maneuverability in steep, technical couloirs, and for opening it up at high speeds.
A 118mm waist and extended rocker in the tip and tail provide excellent float and power through crud and debris.
Notched tails are ideal attaching climbing skins.
Backed by Faction's 2 year warranty.
LENGTHS: 178, 185, 194cm
RADIUS: 26m @ 185cm
WEIGHT: 1900G @ 185cm
FLEX: 9 out of 10
HYBRID BALSA/FLAX/POPLAR CORE
Reinforce the lightweight, super strong Balsa with layers of robust flax fibers and Poplar strips creates a durable wood core that holds an edge like other skis twice its weight.
EXTENDED TIP/TAIL ROCKER
A reverse camber shape in the tip and tails, which along with waist width, is the most important element in providing float in fresh snow. Extended rocker also makes pivoting and turn initiation easier and means you have less chance of catching an edge.
Deployed as a layer of laminate in our skis, a spread-tow structure weaves at varying angles and axis, spreading stability and stiffness across the whole width and length of the ski.
PROGRESSIVE FLAT TAIL
Stable to ski at high speeds, playful and easy to initiate turns at lower speeds – this shape exceeds expectations.
A shorter radius underfoot keeps the ski nimble on the steep and narrow, and a longer radii blended to the tips and tails ensure a stable and feel when you’re flying out the bottom.