SkiTalk's 2022 Ski Reviews Are Up And How The Testing Shook Out

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I am thrilled that despite the challenges of COVID you are continuing to offer the same high-quality equipment reviews. I cannot wait to roll up my sleeves and dig into them. Thank you!
 

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If crisis is part danger, part opportunity (as I tend to feel), this necessary change in how you went about testing skis may have allowed for a better testing experience. A product rep shows up with skis that are in better shape because they haven't been skied all day by too many other people, and better tuned. You then get to test skis more likely to be prepped as they should, rather than writing off a ski due a poor tune. And maybe connect better with industry insiders than at a traditional industry show.

I wonder how much of the process of ski reviewing/previewing can incorporate some of this moving forward, rather than depend on a few large industry testing show and events.
 
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If crisis is part danger, part opportunity (as I tend to feel), this necessary change in how you went about testing skis may have allowed for a better testing experience. A product rep shows up with skis that are in better shape because they haven't been skied all day by too many other people, and better tuned. You then get to test skis more likely to be prepped as they should, rather than writing off a ski due a poor tune. And maybe connect better with industry insiders than at a traditional industry show.

I wonder how much of the process of ski reviewing/previewing can incorporate some of this moving forward, rather than depend on a few large industry testing show and events.
David, great question. I think this will be some of the new norm coming from last season. From our perspecitve and talking to the product managers, this new way of testing will be a part of the new norm. IMHO, in many ways it is one of the big positives to come from last years season.
 

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You could call me a creature of habit, but I can't find the new 2022 reviews that you announced are now up on the site. I followed my habit(s) of going to the gear review forum and then expected to see a click for 2022 reviews. I maybe clueless, but where are the reviews? or how do you get to them?
 
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Or the Ski Selector on the title bar at the top of the page.
 

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Thanks, I think I am good. If I click on a year, and nothing else, I get all the ski reviews for just that year, correct? and I can further refine by clicking other choices if I want. Its a "Versatile" ski selector, not a narrow focused one. Great.
 
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