Faction Prodigy (2013/2014) ReviewAugust 30, 2013
- Round turns
- Consistent and predictable turn shape
- Easy edge to edge
- Skis shorter than its length
- Long turns
- Does not perform well on hard snow
The Prodigy is lots of fun in the powder and skiing off-piste, but suffers at high speeds and hitting the hardpack.
A ski for lift-served skiers who want to ski all conditions and terrain, including groomed, moguls packed powder and fresh snow.
Faction’s Prodigy makes a nice round turn, and is consistently quick edge to edge, particularly in soft snow conditions and searching for powder off-piste. Compared to the other all-mountain skis here, powder was certainly the Prodigy’s strong suit, as was having a predictable, reassuring swingweight.
Spend much time on the groomed on this ski, though, and you may find yourself in a hurry to get on the chair and get back to the softer snow up top. Stability suffered, and long hard arcs were all but unattainable. The ski definitely skis shorter than its length. Count this as a West Coast to Pacific Northwest all-mountain ski that would get overmatched by harder snow anywhere else.