Faction’s Dancer range consists of four models spanning a 86mm width (Dancer 1) up to a 116mm width (Dancer 4). The collection targets advanced and expert skiers looking for a versatile ski that can handle groomed slopes well but has that versatility to go beyond the marked runs.
While the Dancer 1 is the narrowest in the range, it’s also the most accessible in terms of ease of use and control. It’s a playful ski that loves to rip around in bumpy terrain and strong mogul skiers will enjoy the response and energy generated through every turn.
The full wood core is backed up by two very thin sheets of titanal, adding that power and control on hardpack but creating that zippy rebound that the Faction Dancer range seems to have in spades.
Faction say that the Dancer 1 is for skiers spending virtually 100% of their time on piste and in the moguls and while they make piste skiing so much fun and moguls a joy to rip through (caveat: unfortunately you still need to know how to ski moguls), we also enjoy them in the following conditions: spring snow, chopped up powder, steeps and yes, even powder because with a longer length and at 86mm under foot, they handle deeper snow pretty well too. Although it’s worth noting that the Dancer 2 or 3 would be a better bet for a season of deep snow (we can only pray).
One of the best attributes of the Dancer 1 is its ease of turn, edge control and fantastic grip with an ability to skid through the turn when needed too. This versatility is not something that every all mountain ski possesses – so for skiers that are looking to improve their technique on piste and in the bumps / variable terrain, they are a good choice.
But ramp them up and even the most proficient expert will get huge amounts of fun out of them. There’s no doubt they can dance to your tune, whatever that might be.