THE PEOPLE’S SKI TEST – FACTION MANA 3


FACTION MANA 3
Category: Freeride
Length Tested: 184
Lengths: 172, 178, 184, 190
Dimensions: 140/112/134
Radius: 21m @ 184
MSRP: $999
More Info: factionskis.com

The all-new Faction Mana 3 is the perfect compromise between the directional versus double rocker dilemma. I had to double-check that it was actually 112 millimetres underfoot, 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. I would highly recommend the Mana to off-piste-loving advanced skiers who are looking for something incredibly versatile, as the ski’s playful behaviour allowed for a touch of forgiveness when skiing fast, and was willing and able to make the quick decisions that come along with it. —SEAN ENNIS

About This Reviewer:

Sean Ennis
Age: 25
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 150 lbs
Occupation: Tree Planter
Preferred Ski: 108-118mm Underfoot / 184-186cm Length

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