Where you get recommendations in a short video in a State I Analysis, a Stage II Analysis gets you a more detailed written report based on the following process.
When I’m tuning someone’s ski in person, I’ll watch a few passes then make adjustments on the swim grid without measuring anything. I don’t really care what the actual measurements are, I just change things to get the behavior I’m looking for. The only actual measuring I’ll do is back at the dock so the client has a record of where things worked best.
A Stage II Analysis works pretty much the same way. You send me a link to your HD video in your cloud or on YouTube, then I review it as if riding in your boat. I’ll study your ski’s behavior and write you a description of what I see and how you can improve your setup—not with setup numbers, but with simple instructions that don’t require any special tools or training.
An example might be that I’ll recommend that you:
- move your bindings forward 1/4″
- turn the FL screw 1/3 turn clockwise,
- turn the FD screw 1/4 turn counter-clockwise, and
- turn the DFT screw 1/2 turn clockwise.
This simplified analysis achieves virtually the same results as the more expensive Stage III – Detailed Setup Analysis, but without all the time-intensive number crunching and record keeping. The Stage II – Simplified Setup Analysis is everything most skiers need to fully fine-tune their ski’s performance.