Administrators Horton Posted February 4, 2008 Administrators Share Posted February 4, 2008 Ski Test Retrospect: Part 1 The question as been asked: Why there is no numerical data in the 2008 ski tests? For the first two years, it was data driven. My original goal was to generate numbers that would help skiers choose a ski. The math was honest and data collection could not have been better intentioned. There were a number of times where the data said one thing and looking back I believe something else. Speed is a classic example of why the numerical data was a poor indicator. Skiers were asked to rank the skis biased on speed but speed in an impression that I now believe is far from accurate. If a ski is squirrelly off the ball it gives the impression that it is fast but if a ski is really smooth off the ball it gives the impression of not being fast. What about the F1? To me it feels very slow off the ball but it gets crazy wide at the next ball. In this case I am just not sure how this ski should be ranked in terms of speed. In 07 we ranked the MPD and Monza at the bottom of the pack in terms of speed. Looking back that can not be right. That is what the team said so it is what I reported. Support BallOfSpray by supporting the companies that support BallOfSpray California Ski Ranch ★ Connelly ★ Denali ★ Goode ★ KD Skis ★ MasterCraft ★ MasterLine ★ PerfSki ★ Radar ★ Reflex ★ S Lines ★ Stokes Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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