The Faction Prodigy 4.0 has been built to be playful when jibbing yet solid when charging lines and stomping huge airs, the 112mm waist, shape and construction of the Prodigy 4.0 provide float and a surfy feel in the pow, always ensuring that you can slash that wind lip or butter that stamped-out take off with ease.
One of the more directional shapes in the Faction lineup, the Prodigy 4.0 features a slightly set back mount point to maximise forwards stability and a firm to medium flex that combines with full sidewall construction and camber underfoot to create a ski that feels reliable and burly, with plenty of edge hold depsite its increased width and focus on backcountry and off piste skiing.
There's definitely still an element of playfulness ton this ski though- plenty of tip rocker with a moderate semi-twin tail rocker provides float and allows the ski to be broken loose and to slash in soft snow, as well as easing turn initiation for a nimble feel. The tip also features a tapered shape, where the widest point of the tip is pushed back towards the binding, lowering swing weight to improve the ski's ability to pivot, and also lowering the drag effects caused by powder snow to help the ski feel surfy and smooth on those deep days.
All of these features are wrapped around a poplar woodcore that's snappy and durable, and ultimately makes the 2021 Faction Prodigy 4.0 a dependable and versatile option for any and all playful Backcountry skiers who prioritise soft snow performance but need a ski that they can rely on in all conditions.
Directional Twin -A skinnier tail width than in the tip provides downhill performance. A twin tip in the tail encourages playfulness and freestyle attitude, meaning you can ride switch without problem.
Poplar Core - A light-coloured, medium-weight, durable softwood that flexes and pops nicely as well as having a whole load of vibration absorption capabilities
Full Strength Sidewalls - Sidewalls are stable, strong and give great grip
Elliptical Radius Sidecut -Longer radius underfoot and shorter radii in the tip and tail allows for a variety of turn lengths
Die-Cut PTEX 3000 - This sintered base material is fast and is more porous than other materials so holds wax better
Anti-Chip Micro-Cap - The topsheet is slightly rolled over the topsheet to protect this area which is otherwise sensitive to damage
XL 2.5 mm Edges - Extra thick edges provide extra durability for riders who jib and hit rails
Surf Zones - The rocker has been designed alongside the taper to give a smooth and surfy ride in all conditions