How we test: For the second straight year, our testers are utilizing our custom microsite to streamline the scoring/rating process (paper test-forms are so played). Each tester creates an account. Once logged in—and after having taken a run on one particular pair of skis—testers are able to browse the brands via dropdown menu. After selecting a manufacturer, they can highlight one of that brand’s skis in another dropdown. Next, they’re able to specify length of ski and rate the product (on a scale of 1-5) in categories including versatility, carving, playfulness, stability, float/powder and overall stoke. Additionally, testers can fill out specific comments about each ski. As the testers submit their forms, we’re able to monitor which skis are being tested often and which may need some extra lovin’. This allows us to ensure each ski receives an adequate amount of reviews, thereby providing an accurate test result. By the end of the week, we've amassed thousands of scores and reviews; that data later serves as the basis for our ski reviews and the selection of our Editor’s Picks in the 2015 Buyer’s Guide. Photo by @chrisdthompson. #FreeskierFest @AspenSnowmass
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  • freeskiermagazineHow we test: For the second straight year, our testers are utilizing our custom microsite to streamline the scoring/rating process (paper test-forms are so played). Each tester creates an account. Once logged in—and after having taken a run on one particular pair of skis—testers are able to browse the brands via dropdown menu. After selecting a manufacturer, they can highlight one of that brand’s skis in another dropdown. Next, they’re able to specify length of ski and rate the product (on a scale of 1-5) in categories including versatility, carving, playfulness, stability, float/powder and overall stoke. Additionally, testers can fill out specific comments about each ski. As the testers submit their forms, we’re able to monitor which skis are being tested often and which may need some extra lovin’. This allows us to ensure each ski receives an adequate amount of reviews, thereby providing an accurate test result. By the end of the week, we've amassed thousands of scores and reviews; that data later serves as the basis for our ski reviews and the selection of our Editor’s Picks in the 2015 Buyer’s Guide. Photo by @chrisdthompson. #FreeskierFest @AspenSnowmass

  • freeskiermagazineP.s. If you're looking to have the 2015 Buyer's Guide delivered straight to your mailbox, a few weeks before it hits newsstands, subscribe to Freeskier magazine via freeskier.com/subscribe.
  • pirchekYou made rocket science out of this guys
  • katiecassetta@collie_i hi Collie
  • collie_iHi @kcasset
  • surfaceskis#TechNerdSkiers
  • lostinthestrass@freeskiermagazine well your app doesn't work so I don't believe you
  • freeskiermagazine@drstrass we're in the process of removing our app from the App Store. Focusing our time and energy on improving our mobile site for the time being. The app may come back eventually, but for the moment it's nixed.
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