Faction Mana 3X 2024
The freestyle-inspired Mana 3X is the quiver-killer for those who crave a playful, surfy ride around the hill—from the frontside to the back. The lightweight sustainably harvested Poplar Core construction is complemented by generous rocker and a hint of camber, resulting in a ski that presses and pivots with nimble, catch-free confidence, without sacrificing edge hold and stability at speed. Backed by the finest, most durable Austrian construction, powered 100% by renewable energy.
- Dimensions: 140-112-134mm (@165cm)
- Radius: 17m (@165cm)
- Weight - 1740g (@178cm)
- Flex - 7 out of 1-10
- Profile - Tip & Tail Rocker, Traditional Camber
- Recommended Mount Point - Newschool
- Tip and tail rocker + traditional camber, for the perfect blend of high performance edge hold, easy turn initiation, and float in soft snow.
- Core - Poplar is a light-colored, medium-weight, durable softwood that flexes and pops nicely as well as having a whole load of vibration absorption capabilities. Used as the only wood in this core, it allows the ski to pop, butter and stomp like an all-mountain freestyle ski and also have enough torsional stability to grip impressively on the downhill.
- Between 8 and 12 strips of carbon, sandwiching either side of the ski’s woodcore, are laid unidirectionally, providing extra stability to the ski, without adding bulk to the build. Each carbon strip is woven into the fiberglass to provide strength and stiffness in the full length of the ski.
- A 600mm-long, 15mm-wide carbon/rubber reinforcement underfoot, above the edge, adds strength where it matters most to this performance oriented ski. In addition to protecting the wood core from heavy-duty impact on rails, the carbon and rubber inlay adds stability and vibration absorption under your boots, so that stomped landings feel better, both for you and your skis.
- Vertical Sidewall - A construction that places strips of protective material along the sides of each core, between the edge and the topsheet. Sidewalls provide the best possible edge hold and stability when the ski is engaged in a turn as well as protecting the woodcore, edges and topsheet from impact and outside damage.
- Micro-cap construction is a hybrid of a premium, sandwich sidewall construction fused with a lightweight, durable cap construction. With micro-cap, the sandwich construction provides awesome edge hold and torsional stability while the ski’s topsheet wraps around and meets the sidewall, protecting the fragile joint that can be prone to chipping.
- XL 2.5 mm edges, compared to 2 mm industry average, built to last
- Elliptical Sidecut is made up of a longer radius underfoot and shorter radii in the tip and tail of the ski. The long radius underfoot means you can pivot faster and easier, while a shorter radius in the tip and tail result in easier turn initiation. This sidecut allows for a wide variety of turn lengths, angles and mounting positions
- Faction is working with production partners to eliminate material waste. Now mix base, sidewall and topsheet material scraps back into the raw material used for production, reducing carbon emissions while ensuring the same level of quality & durability. As a fun fact, by integrating recycled materials into our ski bases, reduce the ecological impact of our bases by 75%.
- In an effort to reduce the impact of Factions supply chain, they strive to source materials from European companies that are based near their factories.
- The poplar, beech and ash cores are sourced from the forests that are growing near our European factories, eliminating the carbon cost of transporting raw materials across great distances. Our raw materials are FSC accredited. This means that the forests from which our wood is sourced are managed to support environmental and societal sustainability.
- This ski is produced in a cutting-edge facility that runs on electrical power that is 100% renewable. Additionally, its heating energy comes solely from biomass. The factory no longer uses oil, resulting in annual CO2 emissions reductions of a whopping 10 million kilograms.
- Two-year warranty, backed by Faction's global, around-the-clock customer care team
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