My original post didn't mean to entice technical discourse. It was to entertain. Having said that, let the technical discourse continue with salida's permission to hijack.
I agree with Powdr. A telemark stance while turning in the telemark position (lead ski and trailing ski) "fans" the skiers weight over a greater area than the alpine skier. Therefore, less skier induced weighting is applied as compared to our fixed heel bretheran. But I do admit I can really bend that sucka when I'm close to boot out. I'm getting ansy writing this. It's torture.
I agree with T-Rod too. Alpinos have become more flexible. However, I find that that it is only more noticeable in the initiation phase of the flex. I haven't ridden a pair of alpine boards or alpine bindings in 6 years. So I speculate.
In the end, I have to admit that I can only go so far in this discussion before I plead ignorance. I can only say that my fav pair of boards to date are a beat up pair of K2 World Piste 174cm. I captain these skis everwhere with my fully dressed 190+ lbs. of mass. I am about 175 lbs neked. Sorry ...no pics.
Also, if I spend too much time talking about telemark skiing, then I am certain to spontaneously combust from desire to get out on a snow laden slope and turn, turn, turn. But I will try to continue for the interest of science ...or at least comraderie.
I would prefer to discuss over a beer on on the chair lift. Both on the same day would be even better. Please entertain this as an offer to get together and ski some bumps with me.
Back to work.