FOG, please help us understand what part of the explanation in the question sticky in the Gear Discussion forum isn't clear so we can make it more clear.
Due to the volume of questions he was getting and his availability, posting in his question thread is now another benefit of being an EpicSki Supporter. So, the question thread is in the Supporter Area. The question thread in the Gear Discussion Forum is an explanation of how to ask him questions, and is a closed thread. The Answer thread is available for everyone as a benefit for members of EpicSki.
Hopefully, this helps. Please let us know how to better explain it in the Discussion thread