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    Was at Moonstone opening day and decent snow...

    Was at Moonstone opening day and decent snow considering the rain the night before and a bit during the day. Nice to get some turns in!
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    Moonstone has their guns blaring after getting...

    Moonstone has their guns blaring after getting some new snow overnight and 30-40cm more snow coming by Sunday night. Bet they will open before next weekend.
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    The Hustle line uses a lighter TrueBlend Free...

    The Hustle line uses a lighter TrueBlend Free Core and then carbon fibre in a similar area to where the titanal plate is in the Rustler models. Actually a bit stiffer flexing in the Hustle models but...
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    Haven’t heard available BO 108 lengths but hope...

    Haven’t heard available BO 108 lengths but hope they don’t just do 10cm gaps like their other skis.
    Glad Nordica did 180cm, 186cm and 191cm lengths on the Unlesshed 108.
    Can’t wait to compare...
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    Would love the same type of specs as well. Would...

    Would love the same type of specs as well. Would be my dream 21 Faction CT 2.5 that was never made.

    You can see rubber dampening tip, tail and underfoot in the construction pics and a very...
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    Will be interested to hear what you think of...

    Will be interested to hear what you think of those KC!
    Was pondering a set myself as I too love the low tapered designs. Waiting for the Black Ops 108 coming out in February to see what it’s like...
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    Saw these Anima 189cm on Kijiji for similar...

    Saw these Anima 189cm on Kijiji for similar price.

    https://www.kijiji.ca/v-ski/ottawa/black-crows-anima-115-skis-189-length/1638354750
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    21 CT 1.0 on the left and 22 Prodigy 1.0 on the...

    21 CT 1.0 on the left and 22 Prodigy 1.0 on the right. Notice the sidewall height differences.


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    Just for 22 they were the same ski and now they...

    Just for 22 they were the same ski and now they don’t even sell a Mana 1 this year, just the prodigy version. The big tell is the sidewall/core height stays thicker to the tips/tails on CT skis vs...
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    The 22 CT 1.0 and Prodigy 1.0 are both 88mm not...

    The 22 CT 1.0 and Prodigy 1.0 are both 88mm not 92mm.
    Faction’s specs stickers on the 21’s had the lighter weights of the 20’s so I’m not surprised you saw the wrong info.
    Only realized part way...
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    Saw this Canadian place that had the 22 CT 5.0...

    Saw this Canadian place that had the 22 CT 5.0 183cm in stock at 30% off. Would be similar weight to your old 19/20 CT 5.0 versions but with a 4mm narrower tip and shorter turn radius.
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    Haven’t skied them myself but I’m sure they would...

    Haven’t skied them myself but I’m sure they would have a similar feel to older Candide skis.

    As you mentioned Faction moved production plants to Fisher in 21 and then to the Amer...
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    SFB has a more symmetrical sidecut(tip width...

    SFB has a more symmetrical sidecut(tip width close to tail width) for easier switch skiing and a binding mount just 2cm back from Center. Like a wide, playful park ski for soft snow.

    S3 was...
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    The SFB are much lighter, much softer, has a more...

    The SFB are much lighter, much softer, has a more progressive mount point and a tighter turn radius.
    The M-Free 108 in the 182cm is still super surfy and fun even at lower speeds but a much more...
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    Saw it cheap here the other day and they have 22...

    Saw it cheap here the other day and they have 22 M-Free 108 stock in 172cm and 182cm.

    https://dougshoodriver.com/products/dynastar-m-free-108-ski-22
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    The 22 CT 1.0 is the same ski as the 22 or 23...

    The 22 CT 1.0 is the same ski as the 22 or 23 Prodigy 1.0. They dropped it from the 23 Mana line and just sell the Prodigy version now. 22 and 23 Factions are now made in the Amer...
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    Know they have always had a “stand by their...

    Know they have always had a “stand by their product” warranty coverage and that continues today

    Yes, they definitely over built the 21 versions so there would be no warranty claims! The 21 CT 1.0...
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    They are fantastic as “between storm” skis for...

    They are fantastic as “between storm” skis for out West or daily driver in the East. Similar weight, flex to a current Brahma 82/88 but with even more dampening and much more playful. Like a wide GS...
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    Think the Peak 88 still uses the Ripstick 88 mold...

    Think the Peak 88 still uses the Ripstick 88 mold but the rest are supposed to be new molds. Wider ones still look pretty similar though.
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    That video was hilarious!!! Big talk for skis...

    That video was hilarious!!!
    Big talk for skis that are competing with Atomic Mavericks, Salomon Stance and Armada Declivity skis.
    They are a few hundred grams lighter than Enforcers or...
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    Straight from Titanal spec page “For ski...

    Straight from Titanal spec page
    “For ski industry shells, the material is only produced in an ultra high- strength T6 temper and in thicknesses of .3mm-1.2mm”

    Familiar with ski design and was...
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    Titanal is just one ingredient in the ski’s...

    Titanal is just one ingredient in the ski’s recipe, so it’s presence alone doesn’t guarantee a stiff, demanding ski. Metal is a fantastic material for increasing weight and dampening in a ski without...
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    Awesome skis, you’ll love them! So glad so many...

    Awesome skis, you’ll love them! So glad so many were able to grab these at such an insane deal. You got one of the last few pairs of 183cm.
    Most have been pretty good but check that the base is...
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    The Santa Ana and Enforcers used to both have 2...

    The Santa Ana and Enforcers used to both have 2 sheets of metal which was sometimes an issue for lighter women skiers. From 21 onwards, all SA widths now have just one tailored sheet of metal instead...
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    Enforcer 115 Free/Pro has always had 2 sheets of...

    Enforcer 115 Free/Pro has always had 2 sheets of metal and still does. In 2020, the carbon infused fibreglass and true tip(wood core instead of heavier plastic spacer in the tip to reduce swing...
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    Excellent firm snow grip and you can run these...

    Excellent firm snow grip and you can run these sharp tip to tail without issues as long as the bases are flat and the base bevel is consistent at 1 degree. I detune/smooth above the widest taper...
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    Just a heads up for people that bought any of...

    Just a heads up for people that bought any of these skis. Some must have gone through a big temperature change during original shipment or stored in a damp area as some have some mild surface rust...
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    https://glacierskishop.com/products/look-pivot-12-...

    https://glacierskishop.com/products/look-pivot-12-pro-gw-ski-bindings-2022

    Corbetts in $CAN so similar price.

    https://www.corbetts.com/2022-look-pivot-18-gw-ski-bindings/
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    Just looked and the 180cm Boni similar weight,...

    Just looked and the 180cm Boni similar weight, flex and turn radius to the 183cm. Maybe go -2cm so the 183cm feels a bit shorter if you’re used to some progressive mounts in the past. That’s where I...
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    Can you combine the labour day discount with the...

    Can you combine the labour day discount with the 15% off you get from joining the mailing list? They should be $222 or lower.
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    One ski quiver! The CT 1.0 will feel a little...

    One ski quiver!

    The CT 1.0 will feel a little shorter than a Brahma 88 with it’s slightly increased rocker and more centered mount point. The CT 2.0(102mm) would be closer to the Bonafide but...
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    [QUOTE=skinipenem;6681233]Labor day discount...

    [QUOTE=skinipenem;6681233]Labor day discount today.

    Will this ski do the following:
    Go fast damped. Carve an arc. Pop off small hits/bumps/nothingness. Ski switch well. All on east coast firm....
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    The 165cm is a little darker for some reason but...

    The 165cm is a little darker for some reason but it’s still the same construction. Just looks like the much lighter 0.5 CT.

    Corbetts has the green Attack2 13 95mm brake bindings from $150 CAN...
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    PSA-New 21 Faction CT 1.0 on sale for $222

    Anyone looking for a great one ski quiver, The-House.com has insane pricing on the Fisher plant built 21 Faction CT 1.0 right now. The 183cm CT 1.0 is 2200gr, 20m turn radius and Brahma 88 like edge...
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    Anyone looking for a great one ski quiver,...

    Anyone looking for a great one ski quiver, The-House.com has insane pricing on the Fisher plant built 21 Faction CT 1.0 right now. The 183cm CT 1.0 is 2200gr, 20m turn radius and Brahma 88 like edge...
  36. PSA- 2021 Faction CT 1.0 Perfect OSQ $339.99 The-House.com

    Just saw that The-House.com finally reduced it's Skis.com stock of the heavy, Fisher ski plant built 21 Candide 1.0 skis online. Listed at $399.99 with another 15% off when you get a coupon code from...
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    Blister posted the measured specs of the...

    Blister posted the measured specs of the MPro-108. Not quite as big a drop in weight as I was initially hearing although the turn radius drops to 22m. Notice they increased tip/tail splay and mount...
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    SkiEssentials released a video on the new Nordica...

    SkiEssentials released a video on the new Nordica Unleashed tonight.

    https://youtu.be/5Rxl7l6uO-k

    New Fisher Ranger line yesterday too.

    https://youtu.be/ppJjHfDEwLU
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    Always trust your gut if something feels off in a...

    Always trust your gut if something feels off in a ski so I don’t doubt there are tuning issues on the new skis. Base is not flat by the sounds of it and the base bevels might not be uniform tip to...
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    An edge high ski like that will be harder to...

    An edge high ski like that will be harder to pivot, slower edge to edge and feel heavier. Lots of people on a ski like that would “detune the tips and tails” sacrificing edge grip but if you flatten...
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    Sticky: My 2 pairs of 21 CT 2.0 were edge high and felt...

    My 2 pairs of 21 CT 2.0 were edge high and felt slow edge to edge and heavy. After a stone grind and sharp tip to tail tune they are amazing skis! A more fun and playful Bonafide 97.
    Mount -3cm...
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    For some smaller skiers under 160lbs or so...

    For some smaller skiers under 160lbs or so wanting a fantastic ski for a great deal, Sierra.com has some 2021 Candide 3.0 and 3.0x(same ski-different top sheets only) in the 169cm(3.0 and 3.0x) and...
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    Amazing deals on the Fisher plant built 2021...

    Amazing deals on the Fisher plant built 2021 Faction Candide 3.0x(x just different top sheet and base Color) in the 178cm and 169cm sizes.
    One of the best all around skis in the 105-112mm range and...
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    Few more people who purchased the 21 CT 1.0 have...

    Few more people who purchased the 21 CT 1.0 have been out on them now with most skiing the 183cm at the -3cm “traditional mount”. Still available on Skis.com on deals.

    “Tested my new CT 1.0 183cm...
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    Sacredride.ca has a pair listed at full retail...

    Sacredride.ca has a pair listed at full retail $899 but I’m sure they will sell sell for less with the 22 out now. Think they said around $700 when I inquired a month or two ago. I’ve paid under $550...
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    The CT 3.0 is a very versatile ski that does very...

    The CT 3.0 is a very versatile ski that does very well carving on soft groomers, charging through crud and good float for it’s width provided you mount behind the more forward Candide/Freestyle mount...
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    Might be another chance at Enforcer 115 deals as...

    Might be another chance at Enforcer 115 deals as I saw that Gearhub.ca has a couple pairs of the 21 Enforcer 115 on for $488.88 CAN right now.
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  48. You live in London too? Live here but always ski...

    You live in London too? Live here but always ski MSLM and Blue with trips out West every year. Always thought it was funny to have a 5 by 5 at MSLM and 5 by 7 at Blue before Ikon and it was still...
  49. Rain, warm weather this weekend and next week and...

    Rain, warm weather this weekend and next week and you can see coverage issues on Blue Mountain web cams already. Don’t think I’ll be going there till the new year unless we get some storms soon....
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    Faction definitely had manufacturing issues...

    Faction definitely had manufacturing issues before they moved production to the Sporten plant in 2018.
    Then in 21 they moved production to the Fisher plant and quality/fit and finish are insanely...
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