|Ski testing with factory-matched identical test skis.|
Testing and introducing new structures is not a simple business. First of all, anything "new" needs to be very good and very versatile. It needs to be better than something that's already on the menu, which is a tall order, since the grind menu at Nordic Ultratune has very good, very verstatile grinds.
The on-snow part of ski testing is much less than half of the work. The test skis preparation takes more time than the on-snow testing, and the data entry and data analysis is a bit of time. Documentation, carefully, creates a record of testing and processes that is very important.
Good results depends on good data; I use factory matched test skis that are identically prepared in order to minimize the possibility of false results due to the influence of uncontrolled or unanticipated variables.
But the testing continues. It's one of the most fun parts of the job.