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Faction Candide Thovex Series Deep Dive

Candide Thovex’s Signature skis are responsive, high performance machines for those who demand the very best from their equipment, just like the legend himself. Thovex and Faction's engineers have relentlessly mixed the most reliable materials with modern shapes and camber lines in order to create the perfect tools across all freeski disciplines. Beginning with the ultra-fat CT 5.0, the magic shape is retrofitted for each sibling in a precise delta (proportional): the shape is reflected in the new, park-specific, reinforced CT 1.0; the redesigned, ultra-versatile, always-in-demand CT 2.0; and the lightweight, backcountry-freestyle-inspired CT 3.0. Moderately tapered tips and tails are complemented by an elliptical radius sidecut for efficient, precise handling and carving. A combination of generous rocker and modest camber results in a wonderfully playful character, injecting new energy into an otherwise routine day on the mountain. Our fans want to shred like Candide — these are the skis he rips, straight out of the box.


React instantly to every obstacle, just like Candide.


Strong tip & tail (landings, carving). Soft underfoot (pop, press).


Big rocker + mellow camber + taper = Ideal blend of carving & smearing.

1.0 / 2.0

Hit every feature on the mountain, including the park. Performance carving. Snappy turns. Ski switch.

3.0 / 5.0

One ski for all conditions, all terrain + pow. Wide yet light. Surf, float.


For women who rip. Same construction as main, unisex range just different lengths and artwork.


90% of skis now crafted by Austrian production partners. Soon to be 100%.