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Faction's Prodigy series is aimed at the freeride skier with a freestyle pedigree, with the 3.0's sitting just right of the middle in the 'let's ski powder' section. We review them during our 2018 on snow test.
faction prodigy 1
Level
Advanced
Best for
Freeride skiers who like to jib
Price
£549
Season
2018/19
lengths
172,178,182,186
Bindings?
No
Float
8
Versatility
8
Playfulness
9
Energy
8
Value
7
Stability
8
Overall Score
8
+
Versatile, fun, playful nature that's easy to handle
Possibly a jack of all trades master of none.

Faction Skis have garnered a great reputation over the years with the Snow Magazine test team, and the Prodigy 3.0's have successfully upheld that reputation in 2018. At 104mm under foot they sit firmly in the freeride category, but they also have a versatility that belies their width.

First off, they are super easy going on groomed slopes and turn with a flick of the toes yet allow the edges to set quickly and grip even on hard pack. They feel fun and playful over all kinds of terrain but when in the pow, they come into their own. Responsive, floaty and easy to handle with plenty in the tank to keep an expert level skier happy.

They also happen to make the ideal entry level freeride ski, with the twin tips making them suitable for the odd park foray and that freeride, off-piste jibbing we all want to master.

Overall the Prodigy 3.0's are good freeride skis that have the versatility for all mountain use. They look great and are accessible to a wide range of ability levels and the lasting impression is of skis that we've thoroughly enjoyed spending time with.

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