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Faction Prodigy 2.0X ski test

Buyer's Guide, Ski Test // November 1, 2020 // By

SKI TEST 2021

FACTION PRODIGY 2.0X * FREERIDE * WOMEN

BEST FOR: Lettin’ ‘er loose in wide-open terrain

Faction Prodigy 2.0X

This “freestyle all-mountain” ski wasn’t as playful and surfy or hard-charging as some Official Test Skis in this category. But it filled the sweet, middle ground in between with a lot of fun, riding on edge one minute and floating through powder the next. Faction gave the Prodigy a poplar wood core for light weight and a lively character. For a twintip ski, it had a surprisingly stiff tail. That was handy for carving on groomers and stomping landings, but demanded a little more attention in steeps and tight terrain. “It didn’t feel particularly responsive in the trees,” reported Robin Humphreys. Strong intermediates and up, with a taste for speed, will find the Prodigy a competent companion for pushing their limits.

LENGTHS:                   159, 165, 171

DIMENSIONS:            127/98/119 @ 165

RADIUS:                      14 @ 165

OTHER MODELS:      0.5X, 1.0X, 3.0X

SUGGESTED RETAIL: $699

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Faction Prodigy 2.0X ski test

Buyer's Guide, Ski Test // // By


SKI TEST 2021

FACTION PRODIGY 2.0X * FREERIDE * WOMEN

BEST FOR: Lettin’ ‘er loose in wide-open terrain

Faction Prodigy 2.0X

This “freestyle all-mountain” ski wasn’t as playful and surfy or hard-charging as some Official Test Skis in this category. But it filled the sweet, middle ground in between with a lot of fun, riding on edge one minute and floating through powder the next. Faction gave the Prodigy a poplar wood core for light weight and a lively character. For a twintip ski, it had a surprisingly stiff tail. That was handy for carving on groomers and stomping landings, but demanded a little more attention in steeps and tight terrain. “It didn’t feel particularly responsive in the trees,” reported Robin Humphreys. Strong intermediates and up, with a taste for speed, will find the Prodigy a competent companion for pushing their limits.

LENGTHS:                   159, 165, 171

DIMENSIONS:            127/98/119 @ 165

RADIUS:                      14 @ 165

OTHER MODELS:      0.5X, 1.0X, 3.0X

SUGGESTED RETAIL: $699

from Buyer’s Guide 2021

all test reports

from the archives

Tags: , , ,

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