I have two questions related to skiing forward, CoM over feet, whatever you want to call it. First one has to do with racers:
How are these not considered backseat? Or are they? If so, why is it okay? In my own skiing, I've felt the need to get into a similar position when going fast.
Second question is about ski design. Why are they designed to have the skinniest part of the ski and the foot/binding slightly behind from center? I'm sure there's a good reason, but if they were designed to be centered, would it be easier for people to have their weight in the correct spot?