It seems to me that Art's terminology is consistent with other people in the racing community. They talk about a transition which is the time when the body crosses the skis. In that infinity move, if you take a period of time around the neutral point then you'll see the body moving diagonally across the skis. Diagonal movement means the body was behind the skis at the beginning of transition and in front of the skis at the end of transition. If you define a transition period independent of the turn, then the skier will be aft at the end of the turn and fore at the beginning of the turn which matches language of other racers. So, the OP is in the back in some of those clips, but he's supposed to be. In my opinion, he's getting forward at the right time, it just looks a little strange because the transition is so drawn out, and he can't start the turn too early given the turning radius of the skis and the shape of the course. In other words, someone might expect him already to be forward directly between the turns, but that would start the turn too early for that course.
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1/30/16 at 7:02pm