Designed in collaboration with Eileen GU and Paris based Parade Studio. The Big Cats which roam all the continents yet are rarely seen embody strength and fluidity of movement. We placed the Cats in a mirrored composition to match the twin tip skis that c Read more.
Designed in collaboration with Eileen GU and Paris based Parade Studio. The Big Cats which roam all the continents yet are rarely seen embody strength and fluidity of movement. We placed the Cats in a mirrored composition to match the twin tip skis that can be skied in any direction.
Equally at home on the piste, in the park, or on the podiums, the Faction Prodigy 1 Gu Skis are Eileen Gu's tools of choice for freestyle success. They're light, powerful and precise, and while they have a characteristic freestyle personality, they make a superb daily driver too. The 88mm waisted directional twin shape and rock solid Poplar core give this ski the edge on firm snow – both in and out of the park.
Recommended Binding: ATOMIC STRIVE 12 GW Black/Purple L90
Moustache Flex – This flex works best for most skiers. Enjoy stability in front of, and behind the binding area to provide solid edge hold. Then, we transition to smooth, progressive flex in the tips and tails to easily absorb all the different bumps and snow debris the mountain throws at you. This flex allows for an easier turn initiation and finish.
Flex Rating – 6 (1 = Soft, 10 = Stiff)
Elliptical Sidecut – 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 turn lengths, angles and mounting positions.
Tip Height – 64mm
Tail Height – 50mm
Sustainable Poplar Wood Core – Poplar is a light-colored, medium-weight, durable softwood that flexes and pops nicely as well as having a whole load of vibration absorption capabilities. Used as the only wood in this core, it allows the ski to pop, butter and stomp like an all-mountain freestyle ski and also have enough torsional stability to grip impressively on the downhill.
Microcap Full Strength Sidewall – Micro-cap construction is a hybrid of a premium, sandwich sidewall construction fused with a lightweight, durable cap construction. With micro-cap, the sandwich construction provides awesome edge hold and torsional stability while the ski’s topsheet wraps around and meets the sidewall, protecting the fragile joint that can be prone to chipping.
XL 2.5mm Edges – Fractions of a millimeter might not sound like much, but when it comes to edges, it adds up. The 2.5mm edges stack an extra 25% of height on top of our already super-durable standard 2.0mm edges. This extra steel gives the rider a pair of skis that are going to take more abuse and last longer.
We recommend a brake width equal to or at most 15 mm wider than the ski waist width.