The Candide 2. 0 Ski from Faction is Candide's weapon of choice when it comes to all mountain riding, so you can be sure that it can handle his signature blend of big lines, bigger tricks, and high speed. Tip and tail rocker make turning a breeze and help you ride through less than perfect snow conditions without a hitch, and low camber underfoot throws down a solid amount of edge hold and pop without making the ski feel hooky or twitchy when you find yourself in some deeper snow. The poplar and ash core is light and seriously energetic, helping you turn small hits into floaty boosts, and Faction reinforced it with carbon fiber to prevent blowouts during hard stomps and rail sessions. It also laid down triaxial fiberglass to keep the Candide strong and torsionally stiff, but made sure that the ski's natural middle of the road flex wasn't affected, so you can butter and press as easily as you can rally. The ski's sandwich construction is lightweight yet strong, with a design that supplies plenty of edging power for maching into icy takeoffs, and the sintered base keeps things speedy so you can be confident that you'll clear whatever gap you're lining up.