Thank you for your interest in the latest technology for sizing and evaluation of Nordic (Cross Country) Skis. The DS Flextester II is the latest technology and provides all the information that skiers at any level need to be sure they are getting the best performance from your skis.
Often skis off the shelf are not Flex Tested for sizing to your weight or checked "flexed" to be sure that both skis in the pair perform the same.
If they are sized to your weight it is most likely to the antiquated methods of putting the bases to each other and squeezing the balance points together by hand or having the skier stand on the skis on a flat surface and checking the distance the ski compresses under full weight on one ski and then half weight? These methods vary shop to shop and are hit or miss when it comes to performance and your satisfaction . They will not provide you with information or hard data that tells you about the skis you have just purchased. The Flextester II will.
Each of the ski manufacturers have there own rating for "soft" of "stiff" skis and they have weight charts to size the skis to the skier. Unfortunately the ratings are not standardized from manufacturer to manufacturer and the tolerance ranges are also inconsistent. This causes a problem when you are looking to buy a new pair of skis and want to be sure you are getting the best ski performance for your money or would like to match a pair of favorite skis to a new pair.
The Flex Tester II is the only machine that can measure these characteristics consistently and provide you with your own graphical output of the data from each ski.
If your favorite ski shop does not have a Ski Flex Tester II please contact us so we can direct you to a shop that has the latest in Nordic Ski sizing Technology the DS Flextester II.
When you pay $200.00 to $600.00 for skis alone it makes a lot of sense to seek out a shop with the Flex Tester II to be sure you are getting the performance out of your skis you are paying for.
So join several of the USA top athletes who have had their arsenal of
skis tested and evaluated before their qualifying races for the up
coming Olympics and be sure you are skiing on the skis that will give
you the best performance.