The 2019 Faction Dictator 1.0 is 85mm underfoot and the narrowest ski in their Dictator series, packing all the design and performance of a high-end freeride ski into a width that can carve up the pistes and firm snow conditions but still handle itself off the side of the piste too.
Full sidewall construction with a double titanal laminate give this ski a stiff flex, huge edge grip and a responsive ride quality. This makes it suited to experienced and aggressive skiers looking for a powerful ski that can handle high speeds on a variety of snow conditions. That's all built around a poplar & paulownia blend core, which works with the metal laminate to keep the ski damp and stable but surprisingly lightweight and easy to throw around in tight spaces.
Underfoot, a full 3mm of traditional camber running most of the ski adds even further to how well the Dictator 1.0 can hold an edge on any firm or even icy conditions. The tip of the ski has a heavily rockered profile that adds float and pivot in soft snow, eases turn initiation and gives the ski enough maneuverability to tackle moguls, trees and any other tight spaces you come across. Gentle rocker in the tail adds further maneuverability and pivot but still maintains the powerful, grippy turn exit's that you'd expect from a traditional flat-tail design.
The Dictator series also features Faction's proprietary dual sidecut radius & transition zones technologies. These use a combination of sidecut shapes which work with the areas of rocker and camber and allow the ski to easily take on a dynamic range of turn shapes, overall making it incredibly maneuverable but also more stable at high speeds.
If you're an advanced skier looking for a fast, stable, maneuverable ski that can carve up the piste like a race ski but still be versatile enough to handle almost any condition, the 2018 Faction Dictator 1.0 might be the ski for you!
Paulownia / Poplar Core - A great blend of qualities, this core is responsive, absorbs vibration and has a natural and consistent flex which can only be found in a real wood core
Dual Titanal Laminate - Full layer of the strong and lightweight aluminium alloy titanal gives outstanding torsional rigidity and edge hold for a super responsive feel
Fibreglass - Ensures long lasting pop and increases the compressional strength and durability of the wood core
Dual Radius Sidecut- This is a combination of a tight sidecut in front of the boot, and a larger sidecut behind, this enables the skier to make short carves, yet the ski is still stable and easy to control at high speeds
Transition Zones - The camber / rocker profile shapes are blended so that the skis are easy to turn and fluid to ski. It also makes the skis feel similar in all conditions so they stay predictable to use
Sidewall construction - Sidewalls are strong, durable and give great grip
Rubber in layup - Rubber separates the base and the core, this helps to filter out vibration making for a more comfortable, more responsive ride
Full Sandwich Construction - Layers of fibreglass above and below the core give a smooth consistent flex without adding noticeable weight
Designed For - 50% Piste & All-mountain / 50% Freeride