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Faction La Machine Mega Ski

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It may come as no surprise, but there aren’t many groomers in the backcountry. While this sentence appears to be silly at first glance, many manufacturers seem to design their backcountry skis to excel in the front country, not the backcountry. Combating this silly trend is Faction, who with the La Machine Mega, has created a ski made to excel off-piste, not on it. The Mega is a soft snow-oriented beast that is happy whether you find yourself in steep and deep trees, fast runouts, or billy-goating through rocks to get to the entrance of your favorite chute. This off-piste shrewdness can be attributed to the zero camber and healthy rocker profile of the Mega, which encourages slashing, slarving, and effortlessly pivoting between obstacles. With the environmental crisis that we are facing, Faction, with their use of biobased resigns, sustainable wood cores, and durable construction, is doing as much as possible to mitigate their impact. For a soft-snow ski that has an emphasis on maneuverability and fun, you’d be best to grab the La Machine Mega.

  • Biobased resin is kinder for the environment than traditional resin.
  • Faction recycles scrap base, sidewall, and top sheet material.
  • Made with 100% renewable energy.
  • Austrian construction is built with an emphasis on durability, increasing the useable lifespan of the ski.
  • Full Carbon Layers help keep things light on the up.
Specifications
Lengths (cm) 172, 178, 184
Weight
convert to ounces
1480g [172]
1530g [178]
1610g [184]
Weight (pair) 2960g [172]
3060g [178]
3220g [184]
Dimensions   132-109-126 [All sizes]
Turn Radius   19m [172]
20m [178]
21m [184]
Skin Fix   Round tip and tail
Specs Verified No
Design
Profile   400 tip rocker, 0 camber, 230 tail rocker [172]
410 tip rocker, 0 camber, 240 tail rocker [178]
420 tip rocker, 0 camber, 250 tail rocker [184]
Shape   Elliptical sidecut
Construction   Full strength sidewall, carbon layers, mustache flex
Core   Paulownia wood core
Skimo Co Says
Usage Powder laps
Notes Mustache flex gives support just in front and behind the binding area with progressively softer towards tip and tail
Bottom Line Smearing and slashing powder eater
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Questions & Reviews

9/18/2022
Question from Travis
 
How would this compare to a DPS Pagoda Tour 106 in terms of stiffness. Is it softer? My Pagoda Tours like to lock into longer turns, will these ski release faster? How do you think the rocker profile will ski on a supportable crust or harder snow? The full sidewall is encouraging, thinking the flat camber might still work, but not deliver as much energy as something with camber. Kinda intrigued to be honest. Especially as I know how picky you are about what “fat” skis you sell.
9/19/2022
Answer from Cole P
 
Hey Travis, the Mega is pretty close in stiffness compared to the Pagoda 106 and has pretty close turning radiuses so they will want to ski similar turns. Since the Megas have a bit more tail rocker they will release easier than the Pagodas. Being they are a flat ski they won't have the energy some cambered skis can bring, but we never thought the Pagoda 106 had that energy either since it's so damp. During testing, we enjoyed them so much that we had to bring them on.
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8/24/2022
Question from Anthony O
 
Do you guys have any photos of a side view to see the rocker profile? I'm curious if these are more true banana like a 4frnt renegade, or more like a v werks katana or 4frnt Raven which are more flat without super extreme rockers even though the rocker does extend quite far.
8/26/2022
Answer from Teddy Young
 
Hey Anthony! Unfortunately, there are not any side view images available, and we haven't actually received these skis yet to get an idea of the profile. Hopefully we'll be getting these in October!
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