Skis Faction Agent 3.0 2022

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About Faction Agent 3.0 2022 skis

For those seeking the ultimate strength to light-weight ratio, look no further than the Faction Skis Agent 3.0. Our excitement regarding this all-new ski cannot be overstated. The Agent 3.0 truly has it all: a lightweight Karuba Wood Core backed by a Full Carbon Weave, progressive shape, balanced flex and perfectly engineered rocker. Easy on the uphill, and equally capable in the deepest snow, the day-after-the-storm chop, springtime corn or mid-winter hardpack, the Agent 3.0 is being hailed as one of the hottest, most versatile skis of the year — equally adept as a downhill-oriented touring model, or a rewarding all-mountain ski. Designed & tested at Faction's home in Verbier, Switzerland, handmade in Austria at the finest manufacturing facilities in the world. Built to last.

You'll love this ski if: You want to charge with a lightweight ski; You want a "tourable" ski that puts a huge emphasis on the downhill experience; You think light weight is important but durability and stability is better; You want a modern tip that will help you rise above the snow and easily initiate the turn; You prefer a modern shape with a stiffer tail that supports a strong finish to the turn; You want a ski that floats in all conditions; You want one ski to do it all: long tours, short tours, inbounds, your one ski to travel with.

FEATURES

Elliptical Sidecut
Made up of a longer radius underfoot and shorter radii in the tip and tail of the ski. The long radius underfoot means you can pivot faster and easier, while a shorter radius in the tip and tail results in seamless turn initiation. This sidecut allows for a wide variety of turn lengths and angles.

Freeride Flat Tail
Traditional flat tail design is built for speed, ultimate edge grip and control throughout charging turns. Brought into the modern day with a slight tail rocker, this shape is easier than ever to slash your turn into a slarve and won't hook up in fresh conditions.

Surf Zones
Unites rocker and tip taper ensuring these two key features work in harmony. Rocker provides float and facilitates pivoting, while a tapered tip moves the widest part of the ski closer to the center and removes unwanted hooking. Surf Zones promise a floaty, seamless ride in all conditions.

Lightweight Karuba Core
Karuba is an extremely lightweight wood core with good strength properties. Despite being little known, Karuba provides excellent flex and vibration absorption capabilities without adding weight, making it an ideal wood core for a touring ski that performs just as well on the uphill as on the downhill.

Full Carbon Weave
Between 8 and 12 strips of Carbon, sandwiching either side of the ski’s woodcore, are laid unidirectionally, providing extra stability to the ski, without adding weight to the build. Each carbon strip is woven into the fibre glass to provide strength and stiffness in the full length of the ski.

Titanal Binding Plate
When you're on a day-long touring trip in the backcountry, you need to rely on your gear. Titanal reinforcement plates are laid up on top of the lightweight cores ensuring that your binding screws hold. This one-piece design fits alpine and touring bindings, adding trustworthy durability to these lightweight cores.

Full Strength Sidewall
This construction places strips of protective material along the sides of each core, between the edge and the topsheet. Sidewalls provide the best possible edge hold and stability when the ski is engaged in a turn as well as protecting the wood core, edges and topsheet from impacts and outside damage.

Anti-Chip Tip & Tail Cap
Full strength sidewall underfoot, with the topsheet wrapping around the ski so that it meets the edge in the tip and tail. This provides strong protection from impact, boosting the ski's durability, as well as reducing the overall weight of the ski for freestyle or touring needs.

XL 2.5mm Edges
Extra edge thickness gives the skier a pair of skis that absorb shock and impact much better than skis with standard edges. The result is a ski with a much higher life expectancy.

SPECS

Size (cm) 164 172 180
Tip Width (mm) 134 134 134
Waist Width (mm) 106 106 106
Tail Width (mm) 124 124 124
Turning Radius (m) 16 18 21
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1580 1680 1740

 

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