Slightly heavier and marginally narrower than the Backland 107 W, Faction’s much-hyped new Agent 3.0X is another stonker of a freetouring ski that delivers similar levels of backcountry stoke.
“A joyful cruiser, this lilac beauty looks as good as it performs.” said Amy who took it for a spin in the Scottish chop the morning after a storm. “This ski dominated the McChop as if it were untouched pow! Ideal for strong skiers, it’s smooth through the turn but the progressive shape allows you to push hard and get more back. It felt most at home painting wide open freeride turns but was reactive to changes in terrain and could outmanoeuvre obstacles when needed. It leapt and bounded down the mountain, felt like zero gravity in the air and the extra width underfoot meant landings felt super stable. I’m dying to try it in deep deep pow as it’s just built for a face shot frenzy!”
At 1540g per ski, the Agent 3.0X is still light for its width, and while it may not be your go-to rapid touring option for multi-day trips, this ski is bang on point for big mountain powder quests when you’re looking for maximum whoopage on the descent. Plus you’ll look super stylin’ all the while.
It may not be your go-to rapid touring option for multi-day trips, but the Agent 3.0X is bang on point for big mountain powder quests when you’re looking for maximum whoopage on the descent.
- Faction Agent 3.0X
- 164, 172
- 18m @ 172
- Weight per ski
- 140g @ 172