Product details: Faction La Machine Mini 23/24 Skis
The Faction La Machine 2 Mini takes you to the next level in the La Machine universe. A whopping 99 mm under the ski boot ensures fun in the terrain. The Faction La Machine series convinces with low weight together with soft flex and a generous rocker. This creates turnability and great floatation.
Faction La Machine Mini is a carbon-loaded touring ski that’s as light as a feather, with a unique and progressive shape that’s designed specifically for skiing off piste. It's softer and 200 grams lighter than the popular Agent skis, keeping your legs fresh even on the longest of touring missions.
Its ultra-rockered shape caters to playful skiers who enjoy swishing and smearing through everything from squeaky-dry snow in the morning, to sun-baked potatoes in the afternoon.
In addition to its top-notch, durable Austrian quality construction, the Faction La Machine 3 Mini Ski stands out for its sustainable characteristics. The La Machine Mini also features a sustainable wood core that is sourced from Europe and is FSC certified, and it is made from recycled components as well as bio-based resin. Faction sources materials from European companies close to its factories to keep the supply chain short. In addition, Faction donates 1 % of all proceeds from the Agents, La Machine and Dancer series to the non-profit organization 1% for the planet.
• Sustainable Wood Core
• 1 % for the Planet
• Bio-Based Resin
• Recycled Materials
• Lightweight Paulownia Core
• Full Carbon Layers
• Elliptical Sidecut
• Full Strength Sidewall
• Anti-Chip Micro-Cap
• Phenol Binding Plate
• Scratch Resistant Glossy Topsheet
• Extended Tip- Tail Rocker
Tail (mm): 380
Tip (mm): 230
Between 8 and 12 unidirectional carbon strips enclose both sides of the wood core, giving the ski additional stability without increasing its weight. Each carbon strip is woven into the fibreglass for added stability and stiffness throughout the ski.
Poplar is a light-coloured, medium-weight, durable softwood with good flex and pop and excellent vibration dampening. Because only a single wood is used here, the ski jumps, butters and and stomps like a classic park ski. At the same time, it has enough torsional stability for impressive grip on the descents.
Please note: Insert desired mounting point in the comment field (during order process).
Recommended mounting points (acc. to manufacturer)
A mounting point further back on the ski promotes stability, float, and carving performance. This is generally preferred by those with a traditional technique, who ski in a forward stance or with lots of pressure on the front of their boots through the whole turn.
The Classic line offers optimal carving ability. Choose this position if you like to heavily pressure the front of your ski boots and ski shovels through your turns. Mounting at the Classic mark will optimize float in deep snow, giving you the most tip length of any of our three recommended positions.
Best for: those skiing with a traditional stance, ex-racers, big-mountain chargers.
PROGRESSIVE (equivalent to mounting point "Allround Standard" when requested in order process)
Progressive is the Faction recommended mount position for the Prodigy, Dancer, La Machine, and Agent lines. Progressive is the most versatile position on the ski, and provides the perfect balance of carving performance and manoeuvrability. This is the position Faction recommend, if you’re unsure where you want to put your bindings, or if you’re simply looking for the most all-around solution.
Best for: all-rounders, those drawing on both freeride and freestyle inspiration in their skiing.
The Newschool position is for those who ski with a playful, freestyle-influenced style, wanting to maximize pivot ability and potential for butters, tricks, and spins. Skiers preferring New School will likely have a more ‘centred’ and neutral stance, with less pressure on the shins through turns. Newschool is the Faction recommended mount point for the Mana series.
Best for: Freestylers, those who ski with a centred stance, those wanting to maximize manoeuvrability