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:

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

Location: Red Mountain Resort in Rossland, B.C.

About This Tester:

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

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