being confused and questioning what your doing is normal, RP done a good job describing what most people think of when talking track condition vs tire condition. what track wants determines your tire simple enough? that's where the fun part begins for people like my self and other tire "gurus". I always have a old knife in my tool box, and I would take the tip of that knife and stick into the ground above the groove, top of groove, middle. and bottom. I want 4 reading with my knife to see if track varies from top to bottom. if screwdriver or knife doesn't go into ground its hard. if it does its soft. and the further you can push your knife the softer the track is.Is it bad that I’m still confused.