Faction Mana 3 Powder Ski 2022 – 2023 | Review

Why we chose the Faction Mana 3: Lightweight, surfy, stable 

Lengths (cm): 172, 178, 184 & 190
Sidecut (mm): 140 / 112 / 134 (184 cm)
Radius: 21m (184 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1,950g
Price: £649

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Faction is at the forefront of freestyle and freeride skis, of that there is no question. The brand offer so much choice, and genuinely have something for everyone.  If you want to get here, there, and everywhere, whether the conditions are heavenly or horrific, they’re a ski manufacturer that will certainly sort you out. 



Don’t do the mundane? You’ll be pleased to know that the Faction brand is anything but boring. These skis can get you out there, and help you to love life on the mountains. The Mana 3 is part of Faction’s new generation of lightweight twin-tip skis, and sits in the middle of the new Mana family.

The designers of the Mana are trying to blur the line between backcountry and all-mountain performance by creating a light, powerful and responsive ski. These skis have also been reinforced in specific areas to ensure weight is saved but strength isn’t compromised. The rubber stomp pads give you that airy floating-feel whilst the super strong edges increase that durability just a little bit more.

There is no getting away from the fact that The Mana 3 is a seriously well-thought-out ski and it shows. Strap these to your feet and you’ll not only get the first tracks but the last as well. What’s more, you’ll get them with little to no leg burn. Lightweight champions.

Faction Mana 3 Build

See the Mana as the dream vehicle for the dream day. Fitted with its own progressive twin-tip and flex, you’ll be able to easily and effortlessly float your way down the mountain; popping, slashing and pressing whatever you see. They are built around a sustainably-sourced Paulownia and Poplar core, and complemented by a carbon weave for easy and light handling. They are also considerately built with recycled materials and bio-based resin, so you can feel less guilty about the environment when buying and riding these.

Who Is The Faction Mana 3 For?

Faction has made three Manas for three pretty different days of skiing. These are the ones that were made to tackle any kind of 3D snow conditions around the resort. With a waist width of 112 mm and just a touch of camber, the Mana 3 hasn’t been designed for average days on the mountain. They have been designed to make stellar days even better, and they do it brilliantly. A ski aimed at a slightly more experienced skier, who wants to add another set to his collection for those playful days when the snow gods have delivered, they’re genuinely excellent. 

What Is The Faction Mana 3 Good At?

Powder: 9/10
Versatility: 8/10
Stability: 8/10


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