Dictator Series

20|21 Collection

Imagine your classic freeride flat-tail rebooted into the 21st century — there you have the Dictator. Designed with poplar cores reinforced by two burly sheets of metal, the Dictator Series is built for fast, furious performance. Beyond the skis’ rock-steady stability and edge hold, a healthy dose of tip and tail rocker allows for Mach 10 crud-busting and enhanced float in soft-snow conditions. Additionally, our elliptical sidecut design allows for surprisingly nimble, no-hook handling. Perfect for that elusive couloir and for arcing turns on formidable mountain faces, the Dictator Series is for those who want to push themselves right to the brink of their limits. Say it once, and say it loud: “STAY METAL.”

Stay Metal

Stay Metal

The Dictator Series boasts Dual Span Titanal — that's two full-length sheets of metal per ski. The benefit for you is max power transmission; high-performance edge hold; rock-solid stability; and the ability to blast through variable snow conditions.

Values

Values

Skis in the Dictator Series feature unique pictograms that represent the core values of the Faction team: Sustainability, Freedom of Speech, Peace, Unity & Equality, Pioneering Women, and Women in Industry.

Dictator Series

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 easier turn initiation. This sidecut allows for a wide variety of turns lengths, angles and mounting positions.

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Dictator Series

Surf Zones

Surf Zone tech unites Rocker and Tip Taper design to ensure these two key features work in harmony. Rocker provides float and facilitates pivoting, while a Tapered Tip moves the widest part of the ski closer to the centre and removes unwanted hooking. Surf Zones promise a floaty, seamless ride in all conditions.

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Technical Specifications

Poplar Core

Poplar is a light-coloured, medium-weight, durable softwood that flexes and pops nicely as well as having a whole load of vibration absorption capabilities. Used as the only wood in this core, it allows the ski to pop, butter and stomp like a park ski and also have enough torsional stability to grip impressively on the downhill.

Dual Span Titanal

Titanal is one of the most sturdy metals out there. Its isotropic qualities are equally strong in all directions. This means that the ski loves being on an edge, blasts through bumps and feels stable even in changeable snow, making it the perfect chassis for a holy grail, hard-charging freeride ski.

XL 2.5mm Edges

7 fractions of a millimetre might not sound like much, but when it comes to edges, it adds up. The 2.5mm edges stack an extra 35% of height on top of our already super-durable standard 1.8mm edges. This extra steel gives the rider a pair of skis that are going to take more abuse and last longer.

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.

Poplar Core

Poplar is a light-coloured, medium-weight, durable softwood that flexes and pops nicely as well as having a whole load of vibration absorption capabilities. Used as the only wood in this core, it allows the ski to pop, butter and stomp like a park ski and also have enough torsional stability to grip impressively on the downhill.

Dual Span Titanal

Titanal is one of the most sturdy metals out there. Its isotropic qualities are equally strong in all directions. This means that the ski loves being on an edge, blasts through bumps and feels stable even in changeable snow, making it the perfect chassis for a holy grail, hard-charging freeride ski.

XL 2.5mm Edges

7 fractions of a millimetre might not sound like much, but when it comes to edges, it adds up. The 2.5mm edges stack an extra 35% of height on top of our already super-durable standard 1.8mm edges. This extra steel gives the rider a pair of skis that are going to take more abuse and last longer.

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.