Originally Posted by BushwackerinPA
You can most diffently angulate while in a wide stance, but the majority of people in a wide stance have it because its a cause of their lateral balance being to far inside at some point in the turn some of the time.
In a roundabout way there can be some truth to that. But then, it's also a chicken/egg thing. People will go to a stance wider than optimal when they don't trust their lateral balance skills. It's kind of like having a training wheel. The inside foot is kept under the hips, so it's always there as a backup to fall on in case of a lateral balance loss.
Then again, sometimes a wider stance is just a byproduct of individual body type and alignment. Everyones functional stance width will vary a little. Few, though, will resemble the stance in my photo above. It's just an angulation, flexion/extension, and edge angle drill.
BTW but whats up with the speed suits and no helmet thing?
I want to wear the dorkiest, most un funcitional piece of clothing I can aka speed suit. The speed suit's one purpose is to go fast in a race course, except I am not actually racing and I am not wearing a helmet.
There, fixed it for ya!
I used those pants in all the Building Blocks DVDs, to clearly show important body lines in my demos.
I wore a coat because we were out there filming, day in and day out, all day long, and only wearing a suit is bloody cold!
I don't wear a helmet because I'm an old fart, and set in my ways. Do as I say, not as I do. When I race Downhill, I do dust off and use one.