FWT Athlete and UAIGM Guide Sam Anthamatten’s ski of choice, the Prime 4.0 doesn’t back down to the most challenging ascents or the gnarliest descents.

Developed in collaboration with the Faction ski shaper, Patrik Sannes, this ski has a progressive shape, equipped with a Multi Dimension sidecut, making it agile and effective in tight, technical zones, bags of fun in powder or chopped up snow and a total charger when ripping giant turns down big mountain faces. A Hybrid Core coupled with the ingenious use of TeXtreme Carbon give the ski ridiculous amounts of torsional stability and edge grip for its weight. At 118mm underfoot, with extended rocker in the tip and tail for extra float and slashability, the Prime 4.0 is the tool of escape for riders like Sam who are pushing the limits of steep skiing, taking their outdoor pursuits and styles of skiing to places and levels that didn’t seem possible. Now it’s your turn.  
  • Hybrid Core: Balsa/ Flax/ Poplar
  • Flex: 9/10
  • TeXtreme Carbon
  • Full Strength Sidewall construction
  • Multi-Dimension Sidecut
  • Anti-chip Micro-cap
  • Titanal binding plate
  • Gloss high resistence top sheet
  • Die-cut Ptex 3000
  • Progressive Flat Tail
  • Tip and Tail Rocker, Traditional Camber
Prime 4.0 18/19
Prime 4.0 18/19
Prime 4.0 18/19

Faction Prime 4.0 18/19

Item-No.: 71430809
Just 398,00 €
Msrp 1.049,00 €
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Product description

FWT Athlete and UAIGM Guide Sam Anthamatten’s ski of choice, the Prime 4.0 doesn’t back down to the most challenging ascents or the gnarliest descents.

Developed in collaboration with the Faction ski shaper, Patrik Sannes, this ski has a progressive shape, equipped with a Multi Dimension sidecut, making it agile and effective in tight, technical zones, bags of fun in powder or chopped up snow and a total charger when ripping giant turns down big mountain faces. A Hybrid Core coupled with the ingenious use of TeXtreme Carbon give the ski ridiculous amounts of torsional stability and edge grip for its weight. At 118mm underfoot, with extended rocker in the tip and tail for extra float and slashability, the Prime 4.0 is the tool of escape for riders like Sam who are pushing the limits of steep skiing, taking their outdoor pursuits and styles of skiing to places and levels that didn’t seem possible. Now it’s your turn.  
  • Hybrid Core: Balsa/ Flax/ Poplar
  • Flex: 9/10
  • TeXtreme Carbon
  • Full Strength Sidewall construction
  • Multi-Dimension Sidecut
  • Anti-chip Micro-cap
  • Titanal binding plate
  • Gloss high resistence top sheet
  • Die-cut Ptex 3000
  • Progressive Flat Tail
  • Tip and Tail Rocker, Traditional Camber

Details

Lenght (cm) Radius (m) Sidecut (mm) Weight/ pair 
178 23   -
185 26 140 - 118 - 132 3800g
194 29   -

Hybrid Core: Balsa, Flax, Poplar

Balsa is a sandy-coloured softwood with exceptional strength for its light weight. Reinforce the super lightweight Balsa with earthy-coloured, robust Flax fibre plus Poplar strips and you have a durable wood core that holds an edge like other skis twice its weight. During the drying process, cells of water in the Balsa wood are driven off, leaving behind a strong core with no excess weight.

 

Multi-Dimension Sidecut

Meticulously designed, the Multi-Dimension sidecut blends multiple arcs to create a sidecut geometry that changes along the length of the ski. This manoeuvrable shape consists of a shorter radius underfoot, keeping the ski nimble on those steep and narrow entries, and longer radii blended out to the tip and tail that ensure a stable and surfy feel when you’re flying out the bottom.

 

TeXtreme Carbon

Used in state of the art aeronautical engineering and deployed as a full layer of laminate in our skis, the spread-tow structure weaves at varying angles and axes, spreading stability and stiffness across the whole ski. The weave is made up of thin strips that are resistant to even the smallest cracks and fissures, so your skis defy expectations for longer - thinner, lighter and stronger than regular carbon.

 

Titanial Reinforcement

When you’re on a day-long touring trip in the backcountry, you need to be able to rely on your gear. Titanal reinforcement plates are laid up on top of our Hybrid cores ensuring that your binding screws hold like nothing else. This one-piece design fits alpine and touring bindings, adding trustworthy durability to these lightweight cores, so there’s nothing holding you back on your next backcountry adventure.

 

Progressive Flat Tail

Innovative design, which blends the turn stability and speed of a traditional flat tail shape with a generous amount of perfectly calculated tail rocker, engineered to reward pivots and slashes. Stable to ski at high speeds, playful and easy to initiate turns at lower speeds – this shape exceeds expectations.

Micro-Cap

Micro-cap construction is a hybrid of two construction techniques: 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.

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