[Editor’s Note: In the interest of getting you information sooner on some of the products we’re reviewing, we’re posting here some of our measured specs and manufacturer details, and will update in the future. Take a look, and let us know in the Comments Section below what questions you’d like us to answer.]
What Faction says about the Mana 3
“Performance, precision, playfulness. The 112-mm-waisted Mana 3 effortlessly balances these elements, making it the freestyle-inspired quiver-killer for your all mountain and backside needs. The sustainably harvested poplar core construction 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 Mana 3 comes with our unique Rubber/ Carbon stomp pad to give you the superior toughness you need for skiing hard in all conditions. Backed by the finest, most durable Austrian construction, powered 100% by renewable energy.”
Here’s how we’d characterize the flex pattern of the Mana 3:
In Front of Toe Piece: 8-10
Behind the Heel Piece: 10-8.5
The Mana 3 is pretty stiff for an all-mountain freestyle ski throughout, and the back half of this ski is surprisingly stiffer than the front half.
We have received both the Mana 3 and Mana 2 and have been spending time on them this spring, so keep an eye out for updates, and let us know of any questions you have about this ski in particular, the Mana 3.