Faction Dancer 3 Freeride Skis 2022 – 2023 | Review

Prepare to boogie your way all across the mountains with this Faction ski

Why we chose the Faction Dancer 3: Powerful, stable, green creds

Lengths (cm):  172, 178, 183, 188
Sidecut (mm): 134 / 106 / 124  (183 cm)
Radius: 21m (183 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker – Camber – Rocker
Weight (per ski): 2,100g
Price: £629

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If you buy a Faction ski, you can go to bed knowing you have made the right decision. Why? Well, because they are one of the coolest brands in skiing and leaders in serving up high-performance freeride and freestyle skis. Not only this, but they are pretty green too; making their skis from locally-sourced and recycled materials. They also like to implement a sustainable wood core in their gear.

The factory where they are produced is run on 100% renewable energy, with 1% of what is on the price tag going towards planet saving initiatives. In a sport where the climate is so important, this should be the norm and it’s good to see brands starting to align with this way of thinking.

The Dancer 3 is designed to maintain its rhythm through all kinds of terrain and conditions. Wide and floaty enough for you to pirouette through powder, strong enough to break dance through the crud and nimble enough to two-step the hard pack; there really is a lot to like about it.

Designed for skiers who tend to tackle bigger lines, the Dancer 3 comes with a sidecut radius of 21 metres. This longer turn radius ensures the skis remain stable at speed during longer, GS-like, turns. The high speed limit goes hand in hand with the burly build, leaving you with an extremely powerful pair of skis. While we’re on the subject of build, let’s take a quick look at that.

Faction has used a lightweight, sustainably-sourced, poplar wood core for a powerful and damp ride. Two sheets of titanal sandwich this core. Running for the full length of the ski, it’s a setup that provides the product with strength and stability. To add further strength to the ski, the Faction engineers also chucked on some extra large 2.5mm edges and chunky full sidewalls down the whole perimeter of the ski.

They say that a good song can change a person’s mood. With that in mind, you’ll be glad to hear that the Dancer 3 is pretty much your favourite Spotify playlist on every single run. It’s the perfect partner to accompany you as you dance your way down the snowy slopes. What’s more, if you are looking for a fast tempo this ski will maintain the rhythm. Honestly, you’ll never get bored of ripping this around your resort (or anywhere else for that matter).

What Is The Faction Dancer 3 Good At?

Power: 9/10
Versatility: 8/10
Stability: 8/10

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