|I was just trying to show visually how a too far forward mount would cause someone to want to lean back all the time and result in thigh burn. I think picture on flat ground really shows that you have to be way back from vertical to be balanced on a forward mounted ski. Mounting back would make you need to learn forward and give you something to lean on like you said, so it will be good as long as you stay aggressive. If you mount back and then don't ski aggressive you end up really far back and not be able to control the long tops which can then really throw you.|
Since women's skis have become 'good', and longer skis are in vogue, they don't seem to be making as many unisex skis in short sizes which is a pain for someone small like me who prefers the unisex ski.
Also, could the forward mounting position be encouraging women to have a back seat position? This position also makes it more tiring over the long run and could contribute to a plateau in a woman's skiing improvement or desire or stamina.
I have no particular expertise in this matter beyond my own personal observation and opinion. and it may just be me. But i'd be curious to hear from other women or ski equipment wonks.