Winter 2021-22 marks the final season of collaboration between Faction Skis and Candide Thovex, with both parties moving on amicably to new adventures in the spring.
“On behalf of everyone at The Faction Collective, I would like to thank Candide for the incredible impact he has brought to the Faction Skis brand. Candide’s genius undoubtedly helped put Faction on the map and for that we will forever be grateful. After 10 years working together to develop award-winning skis, both parties feel we have achieved what we set out to do. Now, with exciting new adventures to explore, we head on our different paths with great memories and respect. We wish Candide nothing but the best on his journey ahead. One thing we’re sure of, the future is bright for both Candide and Faction, and that’s a pretty good sign that our relationship has been a success. Candide, thank you!”
– Faction CEO and Co-Founder, Alex Hoye
The 2021-22 CT Signature Series is therefore confirmed as the final collection of Candide Thovex Pro Model skis by Faction, available at Faction retail partner stores across the globe and online at factionskis.com.
“Candide’s vision for a freeski collection helped guide our philosophy for this series, with the final collection being undoubtedly our most exciting and high-quality range to date. As a mark of respect for the role Candide has played in the development of the brand, we will retire the CT 5.0 ski model on which he made so much history, assigning this special ski to its rightful place in freeski lore.”
– Alex Hoye
Thovex said that he feels it’s time for a fresh start. He wrote in an Instagram post about the end of his partnership with Faction:
These will be my last skis with @factionskis
After 10 years of partnership, I feel it is time for a fresh start.
I started to work with Faction in its early days and I’m happy to see how much they have grown.
Thank you Faction for all the good times.
Thank you Alex, Tony, Beanie, Josh, Daniel, Tim and everybody at Faction that has worked with me over the years.
I wish them all a bright future.
After a decade of collaboration punctuated with countless ski awards, limited-edition product releases, and industry innovation, Faction Skis has released a timeline of the partnership on its website. Ski fans are encouraged to scroll through and recall Faction and Candide’s most memorable moments of the past 10 years. The timeline is available at www.factionskis.com.
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