The Faction Dictator 3.0 facilitates shift-on-the-fly edge engagement with speedy reflexes when pressured suddenly and a more moderated response when shifting gently side to side. The ski's gradual sidecut isn’t overbearing in any one dimension, letting the skier dictate turn shape with edge angle.

Lightweight enough to feel narrower than it measures, the Titanal inside gives it the grip required to motor through small, irregular bumps. While experts are always better positioned to appreciate a ski’s finer points, there’s no reason an intermediate wouldn’t benefit from the Dictator 3.0 as his/her off-trail coach. “For a wide ski, it feels almost invisible underfoot,” wrote Bob Gleason. “A great tool for terrible snow.”

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