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Faction Skis feature TeXtreme spread tow fabrics

Each Prime 4.0 ski from Faction Skis weighs just 1740g and is optimized for high-performance, technical skiing.
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Switzerland-based Faction Skis worked with world-renowned freeride skier and mountaineer Sam Anthamatten to create a new Prime Series ski collection reinforced with Oxeon’s (Boras, Sweden) TeXtreme spread tow woven carbon fiber fabric technology.

Each Prime 4.0 ski weighs only 1740g each and uses a hybrid balsa/flax core and three layers of TeXtreme fabric. This is said to allow the Prime Series to conquer technical ascents and descents without concession. The Prime 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0 models round out the new all-mountain touring series.

“We’re so proud of these skis, where you can feel that we didn’t make any compromises. The Prime Series skis are light, stable, nimble and yet powerful. It’s a ski that can perform in all conditions. We teamed up with TeXtreme to optimize our skis so that they would be exactly as we wanted them to be — a high-tech, almost impossibly perfect, balanced ski.” says Patrik Sannes, product engineer at Faction Collective.

Sannes continues: “We use TeXtreme in a bias orientation to achieve extreme torsional stiffness. By using TeXtreme as layers within our ski’s laminate, we place TeXtreme at varying angles and axes, thereby spreading stability and stiffness across the whole width and length of the ski.”