At the last part of a turn it can easily happen that the position gets a bit aft, and in racing it can actually be desired because it can be faster (think Bode). The problem is how to get out of this position. There are basically two things you can do:
- pull the feet back
- push the feet forward
At first this may seem a bit strange, how can two opposing moves be used to accomplish the same thing?
Pulling the feet back will move the engagement point behind of the force vector from the body and will thus result in a balanced position.
By pushing the feet forward using the knee joint the stiffness of the boot in the backwards direction will result in pressure on the tail of the ski, and this will rotate the body forward and eventually result in a more forward position.
What is your analysis of these approaches, when is one used, and when is the other used? Is one move more natural than the other?
Edited by Jamt - 10/6/10 at 9:55am