Well, you know you are getting bored with school when you have nothing better to do than partner up with a professor to do some research into skiing. Last semester I took a course with a professor that teaches physiology, and one of his favourite activities is to jump in the water, wrestle with sea critters (otters, seals, horseshoe crabs, you name it) and stick accelerometers on them. Sounds kinda funny, but he swears it is all for science. Anyway, as ski season began, I thought about the forces generated at boot during race turns. After some beer and discussion, he has agreed to loaning a handful of fancy accelerometers to me for the rest of the season so we can track not only forces generated at boot and helmet, but also analyze which turns (left/right) and what type of turns (stivot, carve, etc) need refining. The boot mounts will be drilled to the shell to ensure rigidity between boot and sensor.
I'll be updating as things go along, should be mounting them this Thursday at the shop.