2024 FACTION DANCER 2 REVIEW | THE PEOPLE'S SKI TEST

2024 Faction Dancer 2 Video Review

Tech Details

Faction Dancer 2
Category:
All Mountain
Length Tested: 182
Lengths: 163, 171, 177, 182, 187
Dimensions: 127/96/117
Radius: 19m @ 182
MSRP: $949.99
More Info: factionskis.com

Test Notes

I can't stress just how much fun it was to sink the Faction Dancer 2’s edges in and get the most out of this ski. After skiing on plenty of moustache-shaped profiles over the years, it was a treat to get back on something with a stiff and flatter tail. The Dancer initiated easily, hooked up hard, and surged out of its turns both on and off piste, particularly in mid-angle terrain, where I could open it up and really flex the ski. There is a tiny bit of tail rocker, so if I needed to suddenly change my trajectory for some reason, I was just one stylish slash away from safety. Quick and light, it was a blast to carve on the groomed and bang through bumps, and incredibly stable, both at speed and in variable snow. I usually ski a bit like a rhino, but the aptly named Dancer encouraged a little more finesse than I'm prone to, which was a refreshing change of pace. —John Truden

Pros

  • Playful, snappy and lives up to its name.
  • Responsive and forgiving when needed.
  • Carves incredibly well on hard pack.

Cons

  • Leaves a bit to be desired in really deep powder.

What type of terrain is the Faction Dancer 2 best suited for?

Groomers, moguls and mid-angled glades.

What type of snow conditions is the Faction Dancer 2 best suited for?

Everything from hard pack to powder and ice, thanks to how easy it is to carve.

What type of skier is the Faction Dancer 2 best suited for?

An intermediate, advanced or expert skier who prefers a more traditional stance and loves to carve as much as they love to ski off piste.

John Truden

Age: 32 Height: 5’9” Weight: 180 lbs Occupation: Rope Access Technician & Ski Patroller Years Skiing: 28 Preferred Ski Length: 184cm Preferred Ski Width: 111mm Underfoot Preferred Terrain: Steep Trees & Spines Preferred Conditions: Soft & Consolidated

Disclaimer

This review was independently done and the views are that of the author.

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