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Faction La Machine 4 Massive Skis 2025

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There was plenty of call for a freetouring option a bit wider than the popular Mega, and not so much for the uber-fat Max, so Faction decided the Faction La Machine 4 Massive Skis would fill a worthy niche just between them. With a "massive" footprint but weighing in at only 1730 grams in the 185, this ski will enable you to destroy powder stashes far from the beaten track, and leave you with enough energy to really enjoy it. Full Paulownia core, extensive use of carbon fiber, and tons of tip and tail rocker with only the tiniest bit of camber mean you can have your cake and play with it, too.

Product Details

Rocker Type

Directional Rocker


Flex Rating6 (1 = Soft, 10 = Stiff)

Mustache FlexThis flex works best for most skiers. Enjoy stability in front of and behind the binding area to provide solid edge hold. Then, we transition to smooth, progressive flex in the tips and tails to easily absorb all the different bumps and snow debris on the mountain. This flex allows for an easier turn initiation and finish.


Elliptical SidecutElliptical 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 turn lengths, angles and mounting positions.


Tip Height67mm

Tail Height34mm


Lightweight Sustainable Paulownia Wood Core


Full Carbon WeaveBetween 8 and 12 strips of carbon, sandwiching either side of the ski’s woodcore, are laid unidirectionally, providing extra stability to the ski, without adding weight to the build. Each carbon strip is woven into the fiberglass to provide strength and stiffness in the full length of the ski.

Phenol Binding Reinforcement Plate


Microcap Full Strength SidewallMicro-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 joint that can be prone to chipping.

Additional Features

Bio-Based Resin

1% For the Planet

Locally Sourced Materials

Recycled Materials

Made in Austria

Binding Compatibility

Drill Bit4.1 x 9mm

We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.


  • Terrain: Big Mountain, Powder, Alpine Touring More 
    Big Mountain Powder Alpine Touring
  • Skis: No Bindings
  • Ability Level: Advanced-Expert More 
  • Rocker Type: Rocker/Camber/Rocker More 
  • Turning Radius: Medium More 
  • Core/Laminates: Carbon, Wood
  • Tail Type: Partial Twin Tip More 
    Partial Twin Tip
  • Warranty: 2 Years
Size (cm) 171 179 185 191
Tip Width (mm) 139 139 139 139
Waist Width (mm) 117 117 117 117
Tail Width (mm) 131 131 131 131
Turning Radius (m) 18 20 22 23
Indiv. Ski Weight (g) 1730

Other Notes

Faction products can only be shipped within the United States and Canada



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