First Chair: Faction’s Henrik Lampert Talks About the New Dancer Ski Series

In this new PSIA-AASI First Chair Podcast host George Thomas catches up with Henrik Lampert from PSIA-AASI Official Supplier Faction Skis.


Henrik says the new Faction Skis professional instructors will want to check out in particular are the Dancer 1 and award-winning Dancer 2 and 2X skis.

“For professional instructors, I really do like to emphasize the stability, performance, and versatility of our Dancer Series,” Henrik said. “These are beautiful frontside all-mountain skis with freeride and freeski inspiration. They are built with full poplar cores and two razor thin sheets of titanal for incredible handling in any condition and any terrain.”

Henrik added the Dancer 1 and 2 skis are the brand’s top recommendation for instructors to ride and teach on with customers who want to ride the trees, carve the groomers, and “dance” through moguls..

The unisex Dancer 1 and 2 feature the same construction as the Dancer 1X and 2X women’s specific skis, with the only difference being the available lengths and colorways. Because of what the brand says is a perfect match between snow pros and the Dancer Series, Faction is offering a very special member-specific pricing on the skis, which members can unlock at

Henrik said over the past five years the brand invested heavily in technology and design to ensure a higher level of performance and durability in all their products, which has provided the opportunity to evolve from Faction’s “fat twin” heritage to a full line of all-mountain performance skis.

“As evidence to the overall performance of the series, we’ve had a number-one category ranking from Freeskier magazine four years running, each time for a flat tail design,” he added.

Recent recognition for the Dancer Series includes:

  • Dancer 2: Tester’s Choice, Skieur magazine
  • Dancer 2X: Editor’s Picks & #1 Ranking, Freeskier magazine
  • Dancer 3: Editor’s Picks & #1 Ranking (carryover 22/23), Freeskier magazine

Specifications for the Dancer Series are:

  • Dancer 1 (120-86-110mm) available in 162, 170, 178, 186cm
  • Dancer 1X (120-86-110mm) available in 154, 162, 170cm
  • Dancer 2 (127-96-117mm) available in 163, 171, 177, 182, 187cm
  • Dancer 2X (127-96-117mm) available in 155, 163, 171, 177cm

Dancer 3/3X (134-106-124) and Dancer 4 (141-116-131) are also available.