Originally Posted by nolo
That is also a bandaid. Forward binding mount puts the sweet spot closer to the heel pivot point of backseat skiers, enabling them to continue skiing in the backseat.
That may be true, but whats wrong with that?
(knows a variety of fairly successful male and female racers with forward mounting points)
You mention a "taller stance" fixing the issue. A "taller stance" has its own set of disadvantages, and is therefore by your logic a bandaid as well.
I have a really hard time passing off something that can and does have positive effects for many skiers as an undesireable bandaid.
|K2 has a line of women specific skis and I was under the impression that both the alpine and teles had different mounting positions than the corresponding "men's" models.|
The joke is that "womens specific" means the line in the middle is printed a cm forward and the topsheet is blue or gray. Thankfully true in fewer cases now. Its still the absolute truth for low end "womens" skis.
Originally Posted by ssh
Following that, he also addresses this myth: "Women have a lower, more reward center of mass than men!" by saying that it's an oxymoron: the center of mass is the center.
All of this in the sidebar on page 18.
I have no idea where such a blatantly false idea would come from and subsequently make it into publication. Goes to show how clueless editors are.
It would be a very BAD THING if the center of mass of say, the 737 you just got on, were at the "center" of the airplane.
As you can see, the center of mass is only at the "center" in special cases, like a sphere or cube of uniform density. People aren't uniformly dense or particularly close to an equilateral geometric form.
You probably have to subscribe to PSIA groupthink to get such a crazy notion in your head.