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Whether you're looking to dial in those 540s, rip slush bumps, or seek out the natural hits littered around the mountain, the Faction Heroine Skis are your ticket to all-mountain mastery. Featuring a solid hybrid rocker outline, and a versatile 90mm waist, the Heroine is equally at home sessioning that frustrating double kink as it is queuing up the windlips up top. Tackle it all and come out smiling.
Rocker / Camber / Rocker – 10 mm of rocker over 200 mm in the tip, 2 mm of camber underfoot, 5 mm of rocker over 100 mm in the tail.
Medium-Stiff Flex – Stable at speed or on big landings, but still playful enough to butter and press.
Dual Radius Sidecut – Borrowed from world cup race skis, two different radii on the one ski -- a tighter radius forward of the boot center coupled with a 20% larger sidecut behind -- lets Faction increase the edge-to-edge responsiveness so you can carve short turns whilst retaining high speed stability and control through the tail of the ski.
Transition Zone Technology – Faction's "Blended Transition Zones" use complex curve geometries where both positive/negative sidecut and where rocker/camber meet to make turn initiation fluid yet the whole ski more stable and controllable in all conditions.
Poplar / Beech Core
Cap Construction – Unibody construction is slightly less expensive per ski, but complicated to setup. Still using wood cores the cap construction technique removes the sidewalls to save weight and materials. Rubber is used to dampen vibration and bond the base layers to the core.
Printed PTEX 4000 Base – Used on most of Faction skis. Sintered PTEX 4000 base material is more porous and holds wax better.
Gloss Topsheet – Thicker and harder than previous topsheets, ICP8210 has a natural high-gloss finish which avoids the need for lacquer and helps the ski look better for longer. Better for the workers in the factory and better for the environment. A small but highly impactful change.
Art by Kay Flockhart and Rosalind Monks
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.
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