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¦ How we test
These three days of testing are specifically for this article and are dedicated to running specific tests and recording hard data on each sled. Each sled is also evaluated and tested all season long (typically eight months) for our long-term demo articles that come out in the fall. We remove as many variables as we can to be unbiased and even, down to exact foot placement on the running boards in some tests.
All the sleds were tested on the same days in the same snow conditions with the same rider, the exception being the hillclimb test where both AmSnow test riders, Kevin and Lonnie Thompson, took each sled through the course to give us an average of two different riders and times. We, like anyone else, were curious at what the outcomes would be.