The Ski Test Guys

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The Ski Test Guys

Our goal is to provide high quality test data on the gliding properties of ski waxes.  Combined we have over 40 years experience as mechanical engineers doing test development and data analysis in the field of Tribology (the study of friction, wear and lubrication).  When we are not working or skiing we like to use our engineering skills to measure the friction of skis on snow.

2019 race wax performance forecasts posted (paged linked to this text).


Test data showing the effect of dirt accumulation on ski bases now posted.


Plans for the 2018-2019 Season

For the 2018-2019 winter season we will be assessing the friction and durability of fluorinated waxes vs plain paraffin waxes. We are also measuring Water Contact Angle in addition to friction. 

Recent Updates

YouTube video of our testing and results