Before the cards get sent off, one of our employees takes all of our employees cards and puts them on a spread sheet for our internal use. We use this to decide on our buy for the next fall etc. We all like to compare notes as well. This is the email he sent to us with the spread sheets. I figured you might find it interesting and a bit humorous. I did.
Well, I finally finished entering all our ski test results into a spreadsheet. Click this link to access the spreadsheet, and feel free to add a comment if you see anything that's out of whack. I haven't done any in-depth analysis yet, but I did go ahead and pick out the top rated ski for each skier. The results are pretty clear...
Benelia - Rossignol Famous 10
Ty - Fischer Pro Mountain 86
Barb - Stockli Laser SX
Pete - Stockli Laser SX
Greg W - Head Kore 93
Paul - Head Kore 93
Winks - Head Kore 93
Mad Dog - Stockli Stormrider 88
Christian - Stockli Stormrider 83
Roger - Stockli Stormrider 83
Katrina - Stockli Stormrider 83
Florian - Dynastar Legend 96
Erle - Stockli Scale Beta
These results sort of reinforce my decision to not bother testing the Laser SX, Stormrider 83, and Stormrider 88, because honestly I could just grab a card and write all 10's on it for any of them. My favorite review comes from Mad Dog, when commenting on the Stockli Stormrider 88 in poetic, near-haiku form:
I know I'm going fast
Because I can hear the wind
Seriously, add a 5-syllable third line, Jeff, and you've got a ski review haiku (I think).
Mr. Whitehouse weighs in with a review of the Stockli Laser SL:
"YUM. SIMPLY YUMMY."
I couldn't agree more. Finally, my favorite negative review comes from Roger (someone forward this to him -- I don't have his email), when commenting on the Blizzard Bonafide:
"Skis like a 2x4"
I also agree! Hope everyone is doing well.