2022-2023 Faction Mana 3

Ski: 2022-2023 Faction Mana 3, 184 cm

Available Lengths: 172, 178, 184, 190 cm

Blister’s Measured Tip-to-Tail Length (straight-tape pull): 182.1 cm

Stated Weight Per Ski: 1990 grams

Blister’s Measured Weight per Ski: 2052 & 2081 grams

Stated Dimensions: 140-112-134 mm

Blister’s Measured Dimensions: 139.4-111.5-133.4 mm

Stated Sidecut Radius (184 cm): 21 meters

Measured Tip & Tail Splay (ski decambered): 66 mm / 59 mm

Measured Traditional Camber Underfoot: 5 mm

Core Materials: poplar + carbon / rubber edge reinforcement layers + fiberglass laminate

Base: sintered

Factory Recommended Mount Point:

  • “Newschool” line: -2.55 cm from center; 88.5 cm from tail
  • “Progressive” line: -4.05 cm from center; 87 cm from tail
  • “Classic” line: -5.55 cm from center; 85.5 cm from tail
Luke Koppa reviews the Faction Mana 3 for Blister
Faction Mana 3 - 22/23 Top Sheet
Review Navigation:  Specs //  First Look //  Rocker Pics

[Editor’s Note: In the interest of getting you information sooner on some of the products we’re reviewing, we’re posting here some of our measured specs and manufacturer details, and will update in the future. Take a look, and let us know in the Comments Section below what questions you’d like us to answer.]

What Faction says about the Mana 3

“Performance, precision, playfulness. The 112-mm-waisted Mana 3 effortlessly balances these elements, making it the freestyle-inspired quiver-killer for your all mountain and backside needs. The sustainably harvested poplar core construction is complemented by generous rocker and a hint of camber, resulting in a ski that presses and pivots with catch-free confidence, without sacrificing edge hold and stability at speed. The Mana 3 comes with our unique Rubber/ Carbon stomp pad to give you the superior toughness you need for skiing hard in all conditions. Backed by the finest, most durable Austrian construction, powered 100% by renewable energy.”

Flex Pattern

Here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the Mana 3:

Tips: 7
Shovels: 7.5-8
In Front of Toe Piece: 8-10
Underfoot: 10
Behind the Heel Piece: 10-8.5
Tails: 8

The Mana 3 is pretty stiff for an all-mountain freestyle ski throughout, and the back half of this ski is surprisingly stiffer than the front half.

Stay Tuned…

We have received both the Mana 3 and Mana 2 and have been spending time on them this spring, so keep an eye out for updates, and let us know of any questions you have about this ski in particular, the Mana 3.

2022-2023 Faction Mana 3, BLISTER
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