The TSA lab used a special device ‘Das Lineare Tribometer’ to measure the friction of the skin gliding on snow. The DLT is a 23 meter long machine with a snow surface that can be temperature controlled and a ski with friction gauges that glide along the surface. The TSA evaluated six race skins on glide, weight, and water absorption. They also measured the friction created by each skin on the snow surface in three temperature conditions (-2 C, -5 C, -20 C).
The CollTex and Pomoca skins scored the best on overall weight and water absorption.
- CollTex appears to maintain the best glide in very cold conditions (-20 C).
- Pomoca Race 2.0 glides best in moderate and warm conditions (-5 C and -2 C).
- Pomoca Race Pro Climb has high grip with moderate glide and light weight.
Montages magazine selected the Pomoca Race 2.0 as the ideal compromise.