22|23 Ski Test Awards

By 28th October 2022.

Faction ski awards 2022

OUR 22|23 COLLECTION WINS 36 MEDIA AWARDS

The results are in and we’re proud to announce that our 22|23 collection has earned a total of 36 awards (and counting) in the media ski tests, spanning every ski series in our collection. We’re especially pleased to see our new Dancer, Mana, and La Machine series take top awards in their respective categories. Read on for the full scoop of awards and the standout skis as picked by the experts.

Navigate to each ski series using the links below.


DANCER SERIES

DANCER 2

DANCER 2

"A strong, energetic, precise all-mountain ski. A ski with a rare blend of agility and support. It really rewards an aggressive-yet-dynamic style. Very impressive in terms of turn initiation and edge hold." Blister Gear Review

DANCER 2X

DANCER 2X

DANCER 3

DANCER 3

"Really shines under the feet of dynamic skiers who can leverage its strong flex pattern and low swing weight to attack the fall line while also seeking out drops and gaps." Blister Gear Review

DANCER 3X

DANCER 3X

"Like a dancer, this ski is strong and able to charge through the roughest conditions, but nimble and controlled when gracefully maneuvering through technical terrain." Forecast Magazine


PRODIGY SERIES

PRODIGY 1, 1X, 2, 2X

PRODIGY 3

"One of the more playful skis at the test. Really poppy, very enjoyable to ski. Stiff underfoot, softer tips and tails, super playful in the pow. Lots of butters to be had. Carves well on groomers. Impressed by how well it holds an edge." Newschoolers


AGENT SERIES

AGENT 1

AGENT 2X

AGENT 3

"The Agent 3 will partner best with directional skiers who want to apply their aggressive resort skiing to a backcountry setting." Blister Gear Review

AGENT 3X


MANA SERIES

MANA 2

Mana 2

"The Faction Mana 2 quickly became a tester favorite due in large part to its incredible stability compared to its featherweight feel." Freeskier Magazine

MANA 2X

Mana 2X

MANA 3

Mana 3

"I had to double-check that it was actually 112mm because it skied with the ease of something much narrower. The support and technical demands of a directional ski are there, but accompanied by the light, playful and poppy characters that you would expect from a freestyle-focused ski." Forecast Magazine

MANA 3X

Mana 3X

"Bold enough to walk the line between all-mountain and backcountry, the Faction Mana 3X floats, pops, slashes and carves literally all over the mountain… It’s an intuitive ski that is equally playful and aggressive" Freeskier Magazine


LA MACHINE SERIES

LA MACHINE 2 MINI

La Machine Mini

LA MACHINE 3 MEGA

La Machine Mega

"The Mega is impressively light for its size, but like its wider sibling [The Max 5], it's also impressively predictable in otherwise unpredictable backcountry conditions." Blister Gear Review

LA MACHINE 5 MAX

La Machine Max