Ski: 2015-2016 Faction Eleven
Available Lengths: 180, 186, 192 cm
Stated Dual-Radius Sidecut (meters): 20/25; 24/29; 28/33
Stated Dimensions (mm): 138-115-124
Stated Weight per ski (180cm): 2200 grams
Core Construction: Poplar, Ash, and fiberglass
The Faction Eleven is a new ski that replaces the Faction Thirteen. It’s effectively a modified Thirteen, Faction’s burly, big-mountain ski.
The Eleven is a touch wider than the Thirteen (115mm underfoot vs. 112mm), it has a touch of camber underfoot (2mms, as opposed to 0 for the Thirteen), and there has been a bit of a reduction in the amount of tip rocker, which seems to us like a smart move — the Thirteen has a very deep rocker line and a huge amount of tip splay.
But the Eleven carries over the Thirteen’s Poplar / Ash core, a combination that often yields a pretty smooth, damp ride.
Finally, while the Thirteen had a fat, flat, square-off tail (stated dimensions of the Thirteen: 135-112-132mm), the Eleven has a more tapered shape: 138-115-124mm.