Originally Posted by markojp
Originally Posted by LiquidFeet
Does it really need to be "fixed?" Might it be a men's thing to not
arch the back, and when women skiers do it, they are asked to ski more like a man? I know this is heresy, but might there be some truth to it?
I dont think so at all.
Julia's a fine skier, but if you want to base your skiing on exceptions
, I don't know if this will serve you well
. Julia's also a speed event specialist these days. No disrespect to you
or Julia, but you'd be better off
looking at Mikaela.... that includes all the men here on epicski.
Mark, respectfully, I am not basing my skiing on exceptions. Why would you say that?
I started this thread in order to gather together the thoughts of people posting on this forum, most all of whom have much more experience skiing and teaching than I do. Since you are referencing me and my skiing expectations (including all the men only as an afterthought), I'll take this opportunity to say that I trust the collective wisdom that says getting rid of the arched back is better than keeping it. I have some "personal" experience with this.
The post by 4ster referencing Julia's arch in that still image prompted me to play devil's advocate, to see if anyone with any experience thinks along these lines. In good discussions, diverging thoughts are welcome.