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
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.