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    Not the same as the existing Dual Strap from them...

    Not the same as the existing Dual Strap from them as this now uses elastic like the Booster and can even regulate the amount of give on them before they resist. Think I’ll replace my booster with...
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    Atomic Professional line has new boots, liners...

    Atomic Professional line has new boots, liners and a dual strap for next year. Injected liners and Dual Strap available on their own next season. Think it was $80 US for the strap. One part of the...
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    The Wildcat with it’s longer radius is even more...

    The Wildcat with it’s longer radius is even more willing to go straight at high speeds but the 2021 3.0(even the 184cm version) very stable at high speeds.

    The 2021 CT 3.0 is more compatible to...
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    It has been announced that Faction is once again...

    It has been announced that Faction is once again moving it’s production facility for the 2022 model year from Fisher to Amer Sports. While it is another very good manufacturing plant, the builds on...
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    Corbetts.com has the 12 on for $600 CAN/$480 US...

    Corbetts.com has the 12 on for $600 CAN/$480 US right now. Great deal!
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    Honestly, I wasn’t overly impressed with previous...

    Honestly, I wasn’t overly impressed with previous models of Factions either as I always thought they were too light and too soft for my liking. Unless you knew about the change of production to the...
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    I’m 6’2”/175 and noticed a definite difference...

    I’m 6’2”/175 and noticed a definite difference between the 182cm and 192cm MFree 108 sizes. The 182cm was super surfy and playful with the 192cm being more planted. The 192cm was still easy to ski...
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    Saw Evo.com has some CT 2.0 and 3.0 on sale right...

    Saw Evo.com has some CT 2.0 and 3.0 on sale right now.
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    The 2.0 and 1.0 are the same construction with...

    The 2.0 and 1.0 are the same construction with similar sidecuts but the 1.0 has a bit less rocker and taper to be more hard snow focused. I don’t think it was too much of a gamble to order them as...
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    Saw this review from a Calgary shop. It’s kinda...

    Saw this review from a Calgary shop. It’s kinda been funny watching their reviews of Faction skis they sell but have never skied till now as the older guys have been “we should be recommending these...
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    Went up the lift with a guy with last years...

    Went up the lift with a guy with last years Candide 2.0 when I was skiing my 2021 Candide 2.0 and we teased each other with “nice skis” as soon as we noticed after sitting down. Took a pic as they...
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    Very similar feel to the 192cm MFree 108 even in...

    Very similar feel to the 192cm MFree 108 even in the 184cm length on the 3.0 in it’s feel. So not as loose feeling as the 182cm MFree 108. I’m 6’2”/175 and was pondering the 192cm MFree 108 but would...
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    Lots of nightmare stories of older Factions...

    Lots of nightmare stories of older Factions breaking online but they always seemed to replace them without issue as they have a “no questions asked” 2 year replacement warranty on their skis. Always...
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    Lots of great info shared on this site but...

    Lots of great info shared on this site but haven’t seen much on here about he Faction line this year which are definitely sleepers. Should have made a short and sweet post about the Factions vs some...
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    You guys make it sound like I brought up ON3P on...

    You guys make it sound like I brought up ON3P on the Dynastar thread or something.....lol
    With all this talk of broken Rustler 11s and some people wanting more playful Bonafide 97s, I thought the...
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    2021 Candide 2.0 and 3.0 quick reviews

    Just wanted to post a PSA on a slept on series that has gone through a major reform this year and takes a lot of the great qualities of skis mentioned in the Dynastar, Enforcer and Blizzard threads....
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    Both weights could be right as they must have...

    Both weights could be right as they must have made some type of change in construction/process/part supplier etc between early 2019 versions and early 2020 ones for the weight difference and you...
  18. Thread: Bent Chet 120

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    According to Evo ski weight chart, the Bent 120...

    According to Evo ski weight chart, the Bent 120 went from around 1725gr in the 184cm in 2019 to the 1830gr range in the 2020 and 2021 versions.
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    Agree that the 3D radius is a game changer on...

    Agree that the 3D radius is a game changer on this/other Volkl skis with it as the ski becomes way more versatile. When you put it mildly on edge, you can do super long GS or even run it flat without...
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    Looks like you’re around 8.5 on the DIN if you’re...

    Looks like you’re around 8.5 on the DIN if you’re under 50 years old at Type 3 or 10 DIN at Type 3+ so a slight adjustment if so. Here’s how to test forward pressure and Toe Height. Remember to test...
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    As others have mentioned DIN, Forward Pressure...

    As others have mentioned DIN, Forward Pressure and AFD/Toe height will all effect pre-releases. Might be something as simple as redoing your AFD/toe height because of wear effected things.

    Here’s...
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    Some places don’t even have the stone to finish...

    Some places don’t even have the stone to finish on so that was my bigger concern. Most places will check the edges to remove issues that could damage the stone or as you said sandpaper first if major...
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    Think you are seeing “base burn” in your first...

    Think you are seeing “base burn” in your first question which is caused by cold/artificial snow which can be more abrasive on the wax. Shows up more on the edges and solved by using a colder...
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    Find that burrs, nicks, cuts etc on edges can...

    Find that burrs, nicks, cuts etc on edges can also make a big difference in glide speed when you might think the bases or wax are the issue.

    Had a friend who was just getting into ski tuning and...
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    Had the Slicer Factory and Menace 98 and was...

    Had the Slicer Factory and Menace 98 and was hoping for a heavier MFree 99 with longer turning radius than it has.

    Got the 2021 Candide 2.0 on a whim to kinda take the place of the Menace 98 and...
  26. I’ve got 95 brakes on 102 and 103mm skis without...

    I’ve got 95 brakes on 102 and 103mm skis without bending and 110 brakes on my 118 skis without touching them. Tiny bit of bending maybe(or even trimming the plastic a hair) and you’ll be fine.
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    Yes, should have said “most” race skis are black...

    Yes, should have said “most” race skis are black as you can still have very dense, fast bases that aren’t carbon infused. Allows companies to have logos or graphics when they aren’t black and often...
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    As many of you have said, ON3P uses pretty high...

    As many of you have said, ON3P uses pretty high density Crown 4001 bases that are thicker than anyone else so they can take decent hits before going all the way through. The 4001 number is actually a...
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    Some measurements from earlier in the thread....

    Some measurements from earlier in the thread. 182cm version measured on Blister.
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    The 189cm Kore 99 tape measures almost exactly...

    The 189cm Kore 99 tape measures almost exactly the same as the 192cm MFree 108 and the MFree has deeper rocker lines with more splay, a more forward mounting point and it’s not quite as stiff in the...
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    As @mr_pretzel mentioned, the core was switched...

    As @mr_pretzel mentioned, the core was switched to a heavier, damper one and all the Faction skis manufacturing has been moved to the Fisher ski plant which improved greatly improved consistency. I...
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    Remember you having Candide skis before. I’m...

    Remember you having Candide skis before. I’m going to use my Candide 2.0 in afternoon crud in the East and will bring them out with the Moment Wildcats for trips out West. Candide grips better than...
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    You were one of the many that made me wonder...

    You were one of the many that made me wonder “what changes they made” and “do they ski any different” when I saw your new orange pair! I’m sure the heavier bindings will also affect their feel too....
  34. Another London, Ontario skier who makes the 3hr...

    Another London, Ontario skier who makes the 3hr drives to Blue Mountain and the 3.5hr one to Moonstone for about 30 plus days a year in addition to yearly trips out West.


    Boler Mountain is 95...
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    The new Enforcers claimed “lighter swing weight”...

    The new Enforcers claimed “lighter swing weight” with their new True Tips and lots of reviews assumed they weighed lighter before actually measuring them. They are more playful and lively than before...
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    With all these postings of 2021 Rustler 11...

    With all these postings of 2021 Rustler 11 postings, I wondered if anyone else has noticed that the weight of them has gone up about 70-100gram or so for the 2021 versions according to EVO and...
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    Was at Blue today too and was amazing for there!...

    Was at Blue today too and was amazing for there! Lines weren’t bad at all and glades were above the knee in lots of sections. My 118mm Moment Wildcats loved it! Bit more snow scheduled Thursday...
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    Another cause for pre-releases on Marker and...

    Another cause for pre-releases on Marker and Tyrolia bindings is a low AFD on the toe allowing for too much slack.

    What you have to do to test the height is to put a business card under the ski...
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    Thanks for posting the MFree 99 info. Lighter and...

    Thanks for posting the MFree 99 info. Lighter and tighter turning radius than I was hoping for so I’ll probably just go for the “slightly too long” 192cm MFree 108 on Spring deals instead! Lol
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    Looks like the MFree 99 would be very similar to...

    Looks like the MFree 99 would be very similar to the 108 in taper/rocker and construction with similar dimensions to the MPro 99. A hair more sidecut though(17m in the 179cm-maybe around 19m in the...
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    As others have said check for base flatness and...

    As others have said check for base flatness and if looks okay, check base bevel is uniform at 1 degree along the whole ski(under that and they will feel catchy) and then make sure the edges are...
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    That’s the opposite problem with the 108 with...

    That’s the opposite problem with the 108 with nothing between 182cm and 192cm but I might just go a bit forward on the 192cm being 175lbs and liking moguls.

    Curious the weight on the MFree 99 if...
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    Learned from someone who demoed the MFree 99 that...

    Learned from someone who demoed the MFree 99 that it will come in 171cm, 179cm and 185cm. Dimensions are 128/99/120.

    Would love to know radius(guessing 20ish m) and weight(guessing 2050 grams?)...
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    Posted on the 2022 gear thread about the new...

    Posted on the 2022 gear thread about the new MFree 99 ski that was shown on a Skitalk Facebook stream.They look like a narrower MFree 108 in shape/rocker with a blue base and similar top sheet. Not...
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    Phil from SkiTalk.com Facebook streamed a video...

    Phil from SkiTalk.com Facebook streamed a video at a demo day today and was showing the new Dynastar MFree99. Looks just like a narrower MFree 108 with a blue base instead of yellow. Similar tip/tail...
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    Correct. Too much(heel too high) or too little...

    Correct. Too much(heel too high) or too little forward lean from the different boot/binding combos may this.

    Can try this test when she’s in her boots on flat ground and then re-test when she...
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    This! The base flatness and edge bevel would be...

    This! The base flatness and edge bevel would be the first thing to check as a base high ski feels VERY unstable. Feels like skiing on marbles if it’s bad enough.

    Tell the shop you think they...
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    ON3P, Moment and some other Indy brands should...

    ON3P, Moment and some other Indy brands should come from a factory with 1/1 degree base/side edge tunes and detuned from the contact points up. Most major manufacturers go with 1/2 or 1/3 edges with...
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    Corbetts.com has new green Attack2 13 with 110...

    Corbetts.com has new green Attack2 13 with 110 brakes for $149.99 CAN/$120 US with free shipping. Might have other colors too.
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    Had a pair of 2015 PB&Js along with 2018 Bibbys...

    Had a pair of 2015 PB&Js along with 2018 Bibbys that were swapped for 2021 118mm Wildcats due to updates they did this year on them which the Wildcat 101 also received.

    The PB&Js in 2015 were...
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