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Faction Prodigy 2.0X Women’s All-Mountain Ski 2021 – 2022 | Review

The Faction prodigy 2.0X is an extremely playful women’s all-mountain ski

Why we chose the Faction Prodigy 2.0X: Playful, versatile, powerful

Lengths (cm): 159, 165, 171
Sidecut (mm): 127 / 98 / 119 (165 cm)
Radius: 14 m (165 cm)
Rocker Profile: Rocker-Camber-Rocker
Weight (per ski): 1,690g
Price: £470 / €499 / $599

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Faction’s Prodigy 2.0 made our Ski 100 cut in 2020 and its good news only for the ski since we’re including it again for 2021. This time around, we’re focusing on the 2.0X – the women’s equivalent all-mountain ski (although they’re in fact one and the same since both models feature identical constructions and only the top sheet and minimum/maximum lengths differ).

Faction make a bold claim by branding their Prodigy 2.0/X as the ‘ultimate all-mountain shred-tool’. If you’re looking for a progressive and playful do-it-all ski, it’s a pretty accurate statement. From the Prodigy 2.0/X’s energetic build and twinned shaping, to its solid baby pink topsheet, this ski’s goal is to make skiing as intuitive, expressive, and downright fun as possible.

Faction Prodigy 2.0X Build

Those who like their skis with a stout flex will enjoy the feedback generated by the 2.0X’s responsive but lightweight poplar core. Whilst the 2.0X’s core is sturdy, the softened tip and tails – what Faction calls ‘surf zones’ – give the ski more playful and intuitive characteristics. Whip them around bumps and trees or load up the tips/tails for butters over rollers – whichever takes your fancy.

“At 1,690g, it’s a very steerable ski”

As with all freestyle-friendly skis, the Prodigy 2.0X strikes the balance between lightweight and durable. At 1,690g, it’s a very steerable ski, whether snaking turns on groomers or setting spins off booters, whilst a sandwich sidewall construction with 2.5mm edges give the ski a good dose of protection from wear and tear.

Faction Prodigy 2.0X Shaping

The Prodigy 2.0X brings the park performance of the 1.0X with a good sprinkling of versatility thanks to its 10mm wider, all-mountain friendly, width. The 2.0X’s 98 mm waist is more than enough to keep you afloat during powder days, yet not so much that it becomes a nuisance when you’re putting these skis on edge or stomping spins in the park.

Gracing this shaping is some pretty standard rocker built into both the tips and tails, while 3 mm of camber underfoot helps you bite into those piste carves or booter takeoffs. The 2.0X’s short 14m radius allows you to turn the skis with minimal effort and casual style, making these skis accessible to all but beginners and sprightly enough to keep advanced skiers on their toes. Twin tip shaping ensures that weaving and pressing these skis around in any direction is a breeze.

Who Is The Faction Prodigy 2.0X For?

Whilst Faction’s Prodigy 1.0X grabs more headlines from medal-winning freestyle pros, we reckon the 2.0X’s versatility makes it the more impressive model. Freestylers looking for a wider park-specific ski than the 1.0X will find the 2.0X does exactly the trick.

But this ski also offers a whole lot more than park flair, in particular, for intermediate skiers. Designed to conquer most of the mountain with minimal handling effort thanks to its short 14m radius and softened tips/tails, the 2.0X is an exciting option for skiers in search of progression in multiple areas. Add on a pair of Marker Griffon 13 ID or Salomon STH2 13 bindings and you’ve got yourself a setup that’ll handle first lift powder frenzy just as smoothly as it handles cruising through the park.

What Is The Faction Prodigy 2.0X Good At?

Versatility: 9/10
Playfulness: 8/10
Hard Snow: 8/10

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