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Not to be confused with the old Chapter models from a few years ago, these new Chapter skis from Faction are essentially a lighter version of last seasons Faction Dictator series.

Level
Advanced
Terrain
Piste
Best for
Skiers looking for a versatile ski that is fun in all conditions
Price
£469
Season
2019/20
lengths
154,162,170,178,186
Bindings?
No
Playfulness
10
Energy
10
Value
10
Edge hold
9
Stability
9
Turn initiation
9
Overall Score
9
+
Really lively with great edge hold and lots of zip out of the turn
Handing them back to Faction

Faction do not list any piste skis on their website, so the Chapter 1.0 at 86mm wide is the closest you are going to get. Designed for slicing up the corduroy in the morning then powering through bumps in the afternoon, this is an energetic, versatile ski for all conditions.

The new Chapter 1.0 model has much the same specification as the Dictator 1.0, but uses a full Poplar core instead of the lighter paulownia/poplar mix. Instead of the two titanium sheets that the Dictator uses, the Chapter uses a fibreglass laminate. This makes them incredibly lightweight, however when you ski them there is not much difference in power between the two.

On-piste they feel really lively with lots of edge hold. The dual radius sidecut has a tighter radius in front of the binding for a quick pick-up, yet a longer radius at the back of the ski for skiing at speed. They have a 35cm rocker at the tapered tip and a slight rocker at the tail, which along with their width, make them versatile in softer conditions.

If you're just looking for a fun ski to blast around on-piste then the Faction Chapter 1.0 will not let you down, but add to that it's off-piste abilities and you have a great all round ski.

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