Thursday, January 16, 2014
Nordic Ultratune, a cross-country ski dealer and service center located in Winthrop, WA, has been using the Mark-10 Model ES30 manual test stand and the Model MG200 force gauge to offer customers specialized tuning and configuration services. By using the force measurement products, Ultratune is able to conduct a flex analysis, which measures camber length and height with pressure applied approximately at the ball of the foot. The results can help Nordic Ultratune identify the characteristics of the skis and how well they are matched. Additionally, the test can apply pressure at approximately the mid-foot to help determine the best type of wax: power, warm hardwax, or klister.
The force measurement products also help Nordic Ultratune conduct a skate ski flex analysis which measures camber length and height with pressure again applied 8 cm behind the balance point that approximates pressure at the ball of the foot. The results allow the company to see the flex characteristics of the skis, how well they are matched, and can be used to characterize a pair of skis a customer already owns if they wish to match with another pair. It can also help identify skis that are too soft or too stiff.
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