In the medical world there are also so called blind tests from independent sources
I know cause I've done those too !
Now the strange thing is that depending on the way the tests were conducted the outcome changed alot. You can have tests made by universities about the same product all over the world and some will say it's an excellent product and some not ...
The problem with testing something is that the test has to as close as possible to the reality. Kitesurfing has so many variables that it is almost impossible to test it correctly in a lab-environnement.
On another note I question Toby's independancy. Again in the medical world when you wanna sell a product, all you have to do is mention all the tests that have been done by independant sources that had a good outcome about the product you wanna sell, and FORGET THE OTHER TESTS.
Nice forum and if you wanna make money out of it, no problem with me I'll keep reading it but don't buy everything I read.