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Faction Ski Ten5 or Line Sir Francis Bacon

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Hi guys,

For the past few years I've skied on Line Supernatural 100s unfortunately a rock in Val D'isere put them permanently out of action and so I'm in the market for a new ski.

I'm thinking about going for something slightly wider underfoot but still fully capable of being a fast charger.

I'm torn between Line Sir Francis Bacon as I am a massive fan of Line skis but Glisshop are selling FAction Ski Ten5s from last season cheap - https://www.glisshop.co.uk/alpine_ski/faction/ten5-105369.html.

Does anyone have any experience of the Ski Ten5s. Everything I've read seems positive and the value is definitely a but factor.

Cheers
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There a suspicion that Faction skis are not built of the best stuff. There's also a suspicion that Line skis aren't either. So take yer pick. wink
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My supernaturals lasted me a season of hard graft and probably a little mistreatment but I absolutely loved the skis.

If you were after something the 105-110 mm range what would you recommend?
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I like the idea of a ski that's called a Sir Francis Bacon

I'd buy it on those grounds.
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They're pretty different skis. Haven't tried the Bacons but the Ten5s definitely fit the charger bill. Felt fairly 'traditional' from what I remember - not a slarver or smearer.
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Concur with what @clarky999, said. I have a pair of Faction 9’s and they are very solid, relatively traditional shaped skis that go anywhere and feel very solid at speed. Suspect the ten5’s are very similar notwithstanding the additional width which would improve the off piste performance and detract slightly on piste.
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Bacons are not a fast charger. They are more of the playful poppy ilk.
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