Frontside Skis

Faction Dictator 1.0 (2020)

Men's 2020 Frontside Ski Review

Brand: Faction

Model: Dictator 1.0


Overall Rating: 3.37


Specs

Tip / Waist / Tail (mm)

120/86/110

Lengths (cm)

154, 162, 170, 178, 186

Radius (m)

19

Flotation

2.71 / 5

Quickness / Maneuverability

4 / 5

Playfulness

3.93 / 5

Forgiveness

3.57 / 5

Hard Snow Performance

3 / 5

Crud Performance

2.86 / 5

Balance of Skills

3.5 / 5

Gender

Male

Level

Intermediate


Faction Dictator 1.0 2020
The very blue Faction Dictator 1.0 for 2020.Photo courtesy of Faction

Faction’s freeride-oriented Dictator line is directional, monochromatic, and a boatload of fun for freestyle oriented skiers. The narrowest of the family, the Dictator 1.0 was the testers’ favorite from the brand this year, garnering high marks in playfulness and quickness in the tight trees of Taos. But the 1.0 really shined brightest in the moguls, thanks to a forgiving shovel and a snappy paulownia and poplar wood core. 

STRENGTHS: Quickness, Playfulness

WEAKNESS: Flotation