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Faction La Machine 4 Massive - 2024 Freetouring Ski
Faction La Machine 4 Massive - 2024 Freetouring Ski
Faction La Machine 4 Massive - 2024 Freetouring Ski
Faction La Machine 4 Massive - 2024 Freetouring Ski
Faction La Machine 4 Massive - 2024 Freetouring Ski
Faction La Machine 4 Massive - 2024 Freetouring Ski
139/117/131mm
Freeride

La Machine 4

$949.00

Length:
  • Handmade in Europe
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Free Shipping over $500
Faction La Machine 4 Massive - 2024 Freetouring Ski
Faction La Machine 4 Massive - 2024 Freetouring Ski
Faction La Machine 4 Massive - 2024 Freetouring Ski
Faction La Machine 4 Massive - 2024 Freetouring Ski
Faction La Machine 4 Massive - 2024 Freetouring Ski
Faction La Machine 4 Massive - 2024 Freetouring Ski

personality

terrain

All Mountain
piste
freeride
park & pipe
touring
powder
Mogul

ability

Advanced and expert

flex

Ski flex refers to the stiffness of a ski, and it plays a crucial role in how the ski performs. A stiffer ski will provide better stability at high speeds and on hard-packed snow, while a softer ski will be more forgiving and easier to turn, especially in powder or variable conditions.
6 6 out of 10

edge hold

Edge hold, refers to a ski's ability to maintain a strong grip on firm or icy snow while making turns. A high edge hold means the ski will bite into the snow effectively, allowing the skier to maintain control and carve precise turns. A lower edge hold will be favourable for those who prioritize playfulness, easy turns, or versatility in varied conditions. It all comes down to the skier's style and preferences.
8 out of 10

float

Float, refers to a ski's ability to stay on top of deep snow. Skis with high float will keep you near the surface of the snow, allowing you to glide smoothly and effortlessly in powder conditions and experience that wonderful sensation of floating on air.
10 out of 10

flair

It's that special sauce that makes people seem effortlessly cool or skilled at something. You know, the kind of style, talent, or flashy action that makes you say, "Wow, they've got it!" It's like the sprinkles on the cupcake of life – it adds that extra dash of pizzazz, intentionally or not.
8 out of 10

product features

rocker profile

25% rocker
60% camber
15% rocker

ski shape

Extended tip & tail rocker

We employ Extended Rocker, a reverse camber shape in the tip and tails, which along with waist width, is the most important element in providing float in fresh snow. Extended rocker also makes pivoting and turn initiation easier and means you have less chance of catching an edge.

Skis Size Guide

Find your size with our expert advice video:

As explained in our video guide above, choosing the right ski length depends on a mix of different factors. On a basic level, height, weight and ability should give you a good idea of what length of ski you should go for.

As a rule of thumb, start with a ski around nose to eyebrow level height.

If you are just starting out, or at an intermediate level, then we suggest that you take some length off. If you’re a more advanced/expert skier, then we suggest you should push your ski length towards your full height or even further. If you are heavier than the average weight for your size, feel free to add some ski length as well.

Ski Size Charts:

Skier Height (cm) Skier Height (Feet'Inches)
Suggested Ski Length 
130 4'3 115-125
135 4'5 120-135
140 4'7 130-140
145 4'9 135-145
150 4'11 140-150
155 5'1 145-160
160 5'3 150-165
165 5'5 155-170
170 5'7 160-175
175 5'9 165-180
180 5'11 170-185
185 6'1 175-190
190 6'3 180-195
200 6'7 185-204

 

Go towards the lower end of our suggested range if:

  • You’re a beginner or an intermediate looking to progress quickly.
  • You want to make even quicker, shorter turns more easily.
  • You will spend most of your time on hard snow.
  • You have a cool head and like to keep the revs down.
  • You’re so tall, none of our skis are long enough for you.

     

    Go towards the higher end of our suggested range if:

    • You ski pedal to the metal
    • You’re skiing fast and aggressively in off-piste conditions.
    • You weigh more than average for your height
    • You plan to do most of your skiing off-piste
    • You want to look like a FWT athlete in the lift line

     

    If you’re still unsure after reading this size guide, please get in touch with us on our live chat and we’ll be happy to find the right length for you! 

    technical specs

    ski size 171 179 185 191
    tip width (mm) 139 139 139 139
    waist width (mm) 117 117 117 117
    tail width (mm) 131 131 131 131
    radius (m) 18 20 22 23
    weight per ski (g) 1630 1680 1730 1790

    description

    The La Machine 4 touring ski is a 117mm-wide beauty to behold in the world of ultra-light touring and powder skiing. Its blend of lightness, generous rocker and progressive profile is ideal for skiers seeking a setup for extended backcountry adventures in soft and variable snow. its carbon-loaded constuction affords torsional rigidity that ensures stability and edge hold when conditions become hairy in areas far off the grid.

    Delivery & Returns

    We offer free shipping over $500 along with a 30-day return policy.

    For more information on shipping please refer to our Shipping & Duties page.

    For more information on returns please refer to our returns page.

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