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Faction Candide Thovex 2.0 (CT 2.0), the mid-width skis in the CT range, but are they middle of the road in terms of performance? Check out our review from our 2017 ski test.
Level
Advanced
Terrain
All Mountain
Best for
The person who is looking for one ski but spends most of their time off-piste
Price
£519
Season
2017/18
lengths
166, 172, 178, 184
Bindings?
No
Float
9
Playfulness
9
Value
7
Edge hold
7
Stability
7
Turn initiation
9
Overall Score
8
+
Light and fun. Easy to ride with decent top end performance.
Not the prettiest ski. Squirly at speeds.

At first glance the CT 2.0 at 102mm underfoot had us pondering about why they are categorised as 'all-mountain' skis. Our question was duly answered once we stared to slide, in a way that only a ski that Candide Thovex would put his name to, could.
The CT 2.0 are pure all-mountain skis - in the sense that they do everything so well. But let's be clear, they are not GS piste machines and would quite literally suck through the gates - although you'd actually still manage fine enough. They're wide skis designed to float in deep snow, yet remain very light and highly versatile. Easy and fun to turn in all terrain, they responded to everything you throw at them and build confidence the more you ride them.
On groomed slopes, considering the fact they are a wide twin tip shape, they performed very well, though occasionally a little squirly at higher speeds - only to be expected for this type of ski design.
In powder they perform like a dream - easy, poppy and light to maneuver. The perfect balance of rocker and camber to provide stability in the fresh powder or even heavy crud, yet with the ability to change direction in a flash. Even in the moguls they seem to float through like they're on air - providing of course, you stay in control.

Whilst perhaps not the prettiest of skis out there (although beauty is in the eye of the beholder), the team based in Swiss freeride capital, Verbier, along with Mr. Thovex himself, have made an outstandingly fun ski which we're sure will be seen on a hill near you 'one of those days'.

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