Originally Posted by White_shine
Looks like the right arm, sholder and hips are all back. Where are the parallel angles and if you look at the skis you can see they are also not parallel.
I don't know if "back" is the correct term for what is going on here. If you notice, her outside leg is nearly straight. Simple biomechanics tell us that if that leg is straight, it is really hard (although not impossible) for the hips and shoulders to be "back" although in a turn that has elements of rotational counter (which this turn has). Due to the counter, there could be an illusion of the hips and shoulders being back. The right hand looks as if it is leading the turn because of her back ground in slalom racing. She is instinctively keeping her hand there for a cross-block. Interestingly, this particular racer does not appear to use punch guards on her poles, which would force her hand slightly more inside to protect it from the gate, thus increasing the look of shoulder lead even more.
Going back to your comment on "parallel angles" - would you be interested in explaining your thoughts on this a bit more? I'm curious what [if anything] you would change in this particular frame, as well as what your idea of a well balanced turn would be. This might be a good exercize as you prepare for testing for your L2 this season.
BTW, when you are talking about left and right in this picture are you referring to the viewer's
left and right or her
left and right?