2016/2017 Faction Supertonic ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s Powder Category.
Testers gave Faction’s Supertonic high scores for float, but were less impressed with its performance in the versatility and stability departments. “This ski feels light and airy—an easy powder ski without much excitement,” says Brown. This 107-mm-waisted women’s lightweight backcountry twin has a sandwich construction with a balsa wood core reinforced with woven strips of flax. Faction’s Transition Zone technology creates a shape that “blends” the sidecut with the rockered areas for better turn initiation, along with a dual radius sidecut that creates a tighter radius in front of the boot and a larger radius behind. “It’s not a traditional carver, but it can make slalom turns as well as big arcs in soft snow,” says Muecke.
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