Not to be a contrarian - or anything - but it works just the opposite for me, unfortunatately: Like my father, I always have walked with my knees bent and pointed out, my feet wide apart, my toes pointed out duck-like, and coming down hard on my heels, where a lot of my weight is resting even when I'm standing still. In fact, a few weeks ago, I got on one of those standing pads at a ski shop, where the pad is connected to a computer and the screen shows the weight distribution pattern. Sho' nuff, there was most of my weight - on my heels, damit! This may be the reason why I always fell on my butt while roller blading and why I managed to destroy the bones in my left wrist when the blades slipped out front like a watermelon seed under pressure, when feet flew up and the rest of me went the othe way - DOWN - FAST.[Limp wrist? I wish! After surgery, the thing is stiff as a board!] It also may explain the very mediocre level to which I've been able to take my skiing prowess. The guy in the ski shop said that one way partially to remedy the problem was to put heel lifts INSIDE my boots - this is NOT delta under the boot or binding, it is INSIDE the boot. I may try that this year and see what happens. I do know that skiing in the back seat on my T-Power shorty slaloms means instant, painful results. Skiing on the shorties has, at least to some extent, forced me to improve my centering. However, the easier skis for me are the K2 Mod 7/8's, which not only ski longer than the T-Powers, but they also are wider and more flexible, which for me has been much more forgiving of for/aft weight distribution. This weight distribution problem may be at the root of my skiing frustrations, and I would appreciate input from anyone with experience or even just ideas on the subject.
<FONT COLOR="#800080" SIZE="1">[ December 02, 2001 07:21 AM: Message edited 1 time, by oboe ]</font>