It’s our Collective responsibility to reduce our impact on the outdoor spaces we love. So we launched an ambitious project with Protect Our Winters...
It’s our Collective responsibility to reduce our impact on the outdoor spaces we love. So we launched an ambitious project with Protect Our Winters Switzerland to create a new forward-thinking ski: The Agent 4.0 POW Collab.
If you look closely at the composition of most skis you will find wood cores, glass or carbon fiber laminates, steel edges, ABS sidewalls, polypropylene bases and petroleum-based waxes. Molding all of these elements into premium skis requires large machinery, which in turn require a lot of energy to operate. Depending on where a ski is made, this energy may come from coal—the highest CO2-emitting source of energy.
In partnering with our friends at Protect Our Winters we aimed to develop a unique eco-conscious ski that is fully aligned with the non-profit’s climate recommendations as well as Faction’s need for high-end quality and performance. And so the Agent 4.0 POW Collab Ski was born.
Our bio-based resin—which binds the wood cores, laminates, edges and bases together—is composed of 30% natural materials. Traditional epoxy resins are petroleum based. We’re proud to be taking a significant step away from petrol.
Sustainably Sourced Core
It is important to us to avoid, and call attention to the unsustainable over-exploitation of forests. Between 2015—2017, global loss of tropical forests contributed around 4.8 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year—about 8-10% of annual human emissions of carbon dioxide. As such, we carefully screen and evaluate our suppliers based on their social and environmental impact.
This reduces the ecological impact of our bases by 75%. From source to snow and considering every step in between, the new The Agent 4.0 POW Collab. Ski has a -13% impact reduction on climate as compared to the previous, equivalent model, with the same—if not enhanced—performance on snow (analysis performed by the third party agency, AIR Coop.)
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, 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 (stay tuned for our mounting guide).
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
Titanal Binding Plate
When you’re on a day-long touring trip in the backcountry, you need to rely on your gear. Titanal reinforcement plates are laid up on top of our lightweight cores ensuring that your binding screws hold. This one-piece design fits alpine and touring bindings, adding trustworthy durability to these lightweight cores.
10% of Sales to POW
This will help finance the organization’s incredible work on climate action. As we’re gearing up for the next winter, so is POW. This year will be all about transport and mobility Did you know, the biggest Greenhouse Gas polluter related to skiing is the car journey to and from the mountain? In response, POW will launch a campaign to mobilize the Outdoor Community to reduce their mobility-related emissions when going skiing.
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SIZE GUIDE SKIS
Choosing the right ski length depends on a mix of different factors. On a basic level, height, weight and ability should give you a good idea of what length of ski you should go for.
As a rule of thumb, start with a ski around nose to eyebrow level height. If you are just starting out, or at an intermediate level, then we suggest that you take some length off. If you’re a more advanced/expert skier, then we suggest you should push your ski length towards your full height or even further. If you are heavier than the average weight for your size, feel free to add some ski length as well.
Go towards the shorter side of our range if you’re choosing a narrower ski and will spend most of your time on hard snow.
Go towards the longer side if you’re skiing fast and aggressively in off-piste conditions.
For a mix of the two, choose a ski somewhere in between.
If you’re still unsure after reading this size guide, please get in touch with us on our live chat and we’ll be happy to find the right length for you!
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Suggested Ski Length
Go towards the lower end of our suggested range if: You’re a beginner or an intermediate looking to progress quickly. You want to make even quicker, shorter turns more easily. You have a cool head and like to keep the revs down. You’re so tall, none of our skis are long enough for you.
Go towards the higher end of our suggested range if: You ski pedal to the metal You weigh more than average for your height You plan to do most of your skiing off-piste You want to look like a FWT athlete in the lift line