|Factory matched test skis.|
The test skis are factory matched skis that are treated identically except for the grinds. Same wax, same flex, same camber. It is the only way to compare grinds effectively - you have to remove all the variable but one, it's that simple.
Meanwhile, I opened a box from Madshus this morning and out popped a brand new pair of the 2015 Nanosonic skate boots in my size. I'll be testing them in the coming days and let you know what I think. You can see they're a different color (these are an update to the $424 Nano boot, and not the $$$ RedLine SuperNano boot), and a fit test tells me that they've got a little roomier toe-box than the current production Nano skater. They've got the Xcelerator sole, too, which has a lower heel and a little different flex feel... ...but let's wait until I get them on snow for a more thorough discussion, okay?