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Faction Mana 3 Skis · 2024 · 178 cm

$849.00

Ski length (cm)
172 cm
178 cm
184 cm
190 cm
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Henry Kvietok, Ski Expert
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The Faction Mana 3 is a relatively lightweight yet stiff ski. It comes in right around 2000g at the 184 length, which puts it on the slightly lighter side (but by no means lightest) of its freestyle/all mountain-wide class. With a carbon weave and a rubber stomp pad, this ski surprised me with how stiff it felt. It felt completely comfortable making long and fast turns and straight-lining in variable conditions.

Given its stout flex profile, it does require more work than other freestyle-oriented skis to bend it and engage in a carve. Also, it's lack of sidecut gives it a natural propensity towards straight-lining versus turning. However, what it lacks in this department, it makes up for by providing a strong backbone for high-speed descents in variable snow. These skis like to go straight and fast. And, at 112 underfoot, these skis have the width to float in some serious powder.

Overall, advanced to expert level skiers (and athletic or heavier intermediate level skiers) with styles that combine freestyle/freeride (hitting jumps, cliffs, and throwing tricks) with aggressive charging will get along best with this ski.

Ideal for
  • Stable at high speeds
  • Surprisingly lightweight given the stout flex profile
  • Skis switch well and favors a freestyle stance
Not ideal for
  • Not ideal for slow speed turns - feels most engaged at faster speeds
  • Lightweight, but not the lightest in its class
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Mana 3 is the freestyle-inspired quiver-killer for your all-mountain and backside needs. The sustainably harvested Poplar Core is complemented by generous rocker and a hint of camber, resulting in a ski that presses and pivots with catch-free confidence, without sacrificing edge hold and stability at speed. The Rubber/Carbon stomp pad provides superior toughness for skiing hard in all conditions.

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4.98 average rating

Ski length (cm)178 cm
Age GroupAdult
GenderMen's
Includes bindingsNo
Model year2024
Ski typeFreeride, Freestyle, All Mountain
Skill levelIntermediate, Advanced, Expert
Rocker profileRocker/Camber/Rocker
Tail profileTwin tip
Tail width (mm)134
Tip width (mm)140
Turning radius (m)20
Waist width (mm)112
TerrainAll mountain, Park
Core/LaminatesCarbon, Wood

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Henry Kvietok tested this product
The Faction Mana 3 is a relatively lightweight yet stiff ski. It comes in right around 2000g at the 184 length, which puts it on the slightly lighter side (but by no means lightest) of its freestyle/all mountain-wide class. With a carbon weave and a rubber stomp pad, this ski surprised me with how stiff it felt. It felt completely... Read more
Ideal for
  • Stable at high speeds
  • Surprisingly lightweight given the stout flex profile
  • Skis switch well and favors a freestyle stance
Not ideal for
  • Not ideal for slow speed turns - feels most engaged at faster speeds
  • Lightweight, but not the lightest in its class
Reviewed by:
Henry Kvietok
Ski Expert

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Originally posted at factionskis.com on Feb 19, 2024
I adore the manas, been riding them every day they are so much fun! Powder, slush... they come with me to every fun adventure day, I'm soooooo happy with them
Enrik
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Originally posted at factionskis.com on Feb 19, 2024
I don't think I've seen better looking skies.... they are amazing, the floatability... omg in love
Johanna
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