Candide 5.0 21/22
Candide 5.0 21/22
Candide 5.0 21/22
Candide 5.0 21/22
Candide 5.0 21/22
Candide 5.0 21/22

Faction Candide 5.0 21/22

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Product description

The fan-favorite CT 5.0 gets a big upgrade for 21|22.

Firstly, the ski now boasts Austria-made quality. Secondly, it’s benefiting from our Air Poplar tech; the stability and playfulness are just the same as always, but now in an even lighter package, ensuring your legs stay fresh until the very last puff of powder has been pillaged. Third, the shape is new, with slightly narrower tips and tails providing enhanced maneuverability without sacrificing float. Candide continues to refine his tool of choice, and this iteration is the best yet.

Candide Thovex’s signature skis are responsive, high per formance machines for those who demand the very best from their equipment, just like the legend himself. The Faction Collective have relentlessly mixed the most reliable materials with modern shapes and camber lines in order to create the per fect tools across all freeski disciplines. Beginning with the ultra-fat CT 5.0, the magic shape is retrofit ted for each sibling in a precise delta: the shape is reflected in the park-specific, reinforced CT 1.0; the recently redesigned, ultra-versatile, always-in-demand CT 2.0; and the lightweight, backcountr y-freestyle-inspired CT 3.0. Our fans want to shred like Candide — these are the skis he rips, s traight out of the box.
Artwork by Candide Thovex
  • Core: Lightweight Poplar Core
  • Flex 8/10
  • Flat camber
  • CT Signature Shape
  • CT Signature Flex
  • CT Mounting Point
  • Full Strength Sidewall
  • Anti-Chip Micro-Cap
  • Elliptic Radius Sidecut
  • Matt High Resistance Topsheet
  • Directional Twin Tip
  • Designed in Verbier, Switzerland
  • Handmade in Europe


Lenght (cm) Radius (m) Sidecut (mm) Weight/ pair 
183 22 148  -122 - 140 4100g
190 24 148  -122 - 140 4300 g

Lightweight Paulownia/ Poplar Core

Paulownia is a stable and lightweight hardwood and is combined with the softwood Poplar, to add flex and extra pop to the skis. The mix of these two woods results in a lightweight core with excellent responsiveness and rebound.



Directional True Twin

A considerably skinnier tail width than in the tip provides ultimate downhill performance for attacking the mountain. A twin tip in the tail encourages playfulness and freestyle attitude, meaning you can ride switch without problem.

Flat Camber

A flat camberline underfoot makes the ski easier to pivot and slash, as well as improving general float and manoeuvrability in fresh snow.

CT Signature Shape

The day Candide clicked into the original CT 5.0, it was love at first flight. A couple of seasons later, the CT 5.0’s shape has been refined to the point of perfection — a blend of new ideas and old truths. The award-winning ski’s iconic silhouette is now represented across the entire CT line. Moderately tapered tips and tails are complemented by an elliptical radius sidecut for efficient, precise handling and carving. A combination of generous rocker and modest camber results in a wonderfully playful character, injecting new energy into an otherwise routine day on the mountain. Candide designed the new CT range to be proportional as you descend from the deep-snow-loving 5.0 to the 1.0 daily driver. For the increasingly popular category of high-performance all-mountain skis with freestyle flair, a new benchmark has been set.

CT Signature Flex 

The living legend is never not tinkering, tweaking, learning, improving. Thovex is adamant that heavy rocker is best complemented by solid, stiffer tips and tails — to help settle the skis and power through variable snow. Additionally, the stiff tips absorb more vibration when skiers touch down after going airborne. Just add a touch more flex under foot and it allows the skis to load up and POP on request. Welcome to the Candide Thovex Signature Flex.

CT Mounting Point

As if the Candide Thovex Signature Flex and Shape weren’t enough, the best skier in the world has discovered a new, unique mounting point. The narrowest spot on the ski is the center of the radius, and it happens to be the most intuitive place from which to initiate pivoting of the funkfreaky- freestyle variety. Mounting here also works wonders for carving and popping of f the back and front of your skis.

Full Strength Sidewall

A construction that places strips of protective material along the sides of each core, between the edge and the topsheet. Sidewalls provide the best possible edge hold and stability when the ski is engaged in a turn as well as protecting the woodcore, edges and topsheet from impact and outside damage.

Anti-Chip Micro Cap

Micro-cap construction is a hybrid of a premium, sandwich sidewall construction fused with a lightweight, durable cap construction. With micro-cap, the sandwich construction provides awesome edge hold and torsional stability while the ski’s topsheet wraps around and meets the sidewall, protecting the fragile join that can be prone to chipping.


Elliptical Radius Sidecut

Elliptical Radius Sidecut is made up of a longer radius underfoot and shorter radii in the tip and tail of the ski. The long radius underfoot means you can pivot faster and easier, while a shorter radius in the tip and tail result in seamless turn initiation. This sidecut allows for a wide variety of turns lengths and angles.


Matt High Resistance Topsheet

Matt High Resistance Topsheet



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