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Preview: 2015-2016 Faction Eleven

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.

 

 

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Faction Eleven – Tip Profile

 

 

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Faction Eleven – Tail Profile

 

 

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Faction Eleven – Bases

2 Comments

  1. Lorne March 11, 2015 Reply

    How are Faction’s true lengths measuring up these days? Particularly the flat tail models (Agent 90/Agent 100/Nine/Ten/etc), and the twintip models just out of interest.

  2. Keaga March 3, 2016 Reply

    I’m really interested in seeing a review of these, is there any chance of that happening?

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