Every January our team sits down to discuss how were are going to bring you, the consumer, the best information about the next years product. In years past we have done video reviews, reviews on each ski or snowboard we would be carrying, to reviews that highlighted select products, to last years brand focused reviews. These videos were great in relaying a message about how a ski or snowboard performed as well as showing the product in action. However in my opinion they were lacking one thing, multiple views from various types of skiers and snowboarders. So this year we bagged the videos and put together our own “Best of Porters 2012 Ski and Snowboard Test”. We chose a random group of female and male skiers and snowboarders. Handed them an assigned list of ski and or snowboards that they were required to test as well as report cards for each ski or snowboard and over two days we gathered information that we hope will help you in your decision making process. If not well then ask us some questions..we are here with answers. And if you feel that something was rated less then you would rate it or higher then you would rate it, then rate it yourself and see how your rating stacks up to ours. Welcome to 2012!
So how did we break down the ratings? First off for the skis it was based on the type of ski it was, groomer, all mountain or pow. Each ski was given a set of attributes and each attribute was given a rating scale of 1 to 5, 1 being poor, 5 being excellent. Each ski was also given an overall performance rating and that too was judged on a scale of 1-5. So each ski has a score out of 25. Now for the snowboards we were a bit more broad and each board was given the same attributes, weather it was a park or all mountain board, using the same rating scale as the skis and an overall score of 25. You will find each attribute listed with the ski or snowboard and the corresponding number that it was rated, below the attributes you will find the total score out of 25.