The winner of our Gear Giveaway this week will get the skis that Candide Thovex spends most of his time on: the 183 cm Faction Candide 5.0.
For more on the ski and Candide’s work with Faction to design it, I’d highly recommend listening to episode 115 of our GEAR:30 podcast (it’s super interesting). But long story short, the CT 5.0 is a reverse-camber, 122mm-wide, playful ski that combines a strong flex pattern with a surprisingly low weight. We found it to be a blast in any sort of soft snow, with a blend of stability and quickness that came as little surprise, when you watch how Candide skis.
(Winners will be chosen at random and announced next Friday in our Blister Newsletter. Must be 18 or older. This particular giveaway is limited to the U.S. & Canada.)
By entering, you’ll receive our bi-weekly Blister newsletter, where we’ll (a) announce each week the winner of our previous Gear Giveaway, (b) provide a roundup of the news and our highest-profile reviews of the past few days, and (c) offer sneak peeks of the products we’re currently reviewing. It’s good times for sure, so don’t miss out. You’ll also be kept up to date on what’s new at Faction.