The Mana 2 Skis from Faction is an all-mountain twin tip designed to power through everything the mountain has to offer you whilst maintaining that playful Faction feel. Although not specifically a men's ski as it is the same construction and shape as the Mana 2X, the 2 comes in bigger sizes and a different colour way.
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Poplar Core - Poplar, a light, durable softwood, provides flex, pop, and vibration absorption. It enables all-mountain freestyle skiing, combining pop and have enough torsional stability for a solid downhill grip.
Full Carbon Weave - Between 8-12 carbon strips sandwiched on either side of the woodcore enhance ski stability without extra bulk. Woven into fiberglass for full-length strength and stiffness.
Carbon and rubber stomp pad - A 600mm-long, 15mm-wide carbon/rubber reinforcement underfoot, above the edge. In addition to protecting the wood core from heavy-duty impact on rails, the carbon and rubber inlay adds stability and vibration absorption under your boots.
Recycled Materials - We are working with our production partners to eliminate material waste. We now mix base, sidewall and topsheet material scraps back into the raw material used for production, reducing carbon emissions while ensuring the same level of quality & durability.
Locally sourced materials - In an effort to reduce the impact of our supply chain, we strive to source materials from European companies that are based near our factories.
Sustainable wood core - Our poplar, beech and ash cores are sourced from the forests that are growing near our European factories, eliminating the carbon cost of transporting raw materials across great distances.
XL 2.5mm Edges - The 2.5mm edges stack an extra 25% of height on top of our already super-durable standard 2.0mm 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 and edges.
Eliptical sidecut - Elliptical 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, the shorter radius result in easier turn initiation.
Boat flex - "Boat flex" combines a stiffer tip and tail to help settle the skis at speed, with a softer mid section, for big-time pop on request.
Mana progressive twin - The slightly skinnier tail + wider tip = superior downhill performance vs. a symmetrical twin. Tip & tail height are identical, however, for optimal switch skiing. Generous rocker + modest camber = wonderfully playful character. And moderate taper + Elliptical Sidecut = precise handling and carving