Why we chose the Faction Dictator 2.0: Metal, energetic, damp
Lengths (cm): 155, 163, 171, 175, 179, 183 & 187
Sidecut (mm): 127 / 96 / 117 (179 cm)
Radius: 19m (179 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1,850g
Price: £550 / €629 / $679
Every ski brand needs a metal ski in their line up. The powerful and damp qualities metal provides has long been worshipped by ski builders around the world. Long have people tried to replicate these qualities with other materials, but nothing quite comes close to the power of metal.
In the case of Faction skis, this metal build comes in the form of the badass Dictator series. Featuring two beefy sheets of titanal underfoot, these skis offer a refreshing range for a ski company that’s renowned for churning out some of the finest freestyle skis on the planet.
We first got our hands on a pair of Dictators with the Dictator 3.0, and now we’re taking a look at the Dictator 2.0 – a zippy all-mountain ski that carries a narrow waist width to apply that power directly to the edge.
Faction Dictator 2.0 Build
As we’ve quite obviously pointed out in the introduction, the Faction Dictator 2.0 features two titanal sheets in its construction. These metal sheets sandwich the woodcore (more on that later), providing power and stability for high-speed trench laying. This metal layer remains stiff both torsionally and longitudinally, giving you stability and strong edge hold on groomed and cut up terrain.