Once upon a time there was just one Prodigy, with its place in Faction's Foundation series alongside Somas, Idioms and Chapters.
Roll on the 2017-18 season and the Prodigy now has its own range, with 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and... you've guessed it... 4.0 versions!
The 2.0s are closest to last season's forerunner, with their 96mm waist and four lengths between 168-184cm remaining. Their versatility in most snow conditions sits the 2.0s firmly in the all mountain category.
The poplar/beech core and tough sidewall construction remains, while Faction says it offers a two-year guarantee on the Prodigies.
Although their strongest suit is not on-piste, the 2.0s are perfectly happy gripping hardpack in long, arcing turns back down to base.
If you're happy to stumble across a park or other air-inducing obstacles on the way down then feel free to give them a pop and a spin, as the twin tips encourage that very aspiration.
But the 2.0s are happiest in choppy or softer snow, offering stability with floatation helped by the generous rocker.
The 2.0s are rugged, undemanding, do-it-all skis that can be ridden most places by most people.