I consider myself an intermediate skier and during my progress with the sport two of the rules that I followed were:
- You should aim to move your weight forward and press forward on the skies (avoid leaning back in general, except in deep snow).
- Your weight should be on the lower ski ( or the outside ski during a turn).
However I have recently watched some Youtube videos on the topic of ski carving, such as tutorials and tips and what I have seen in those videos conflicts with the rules above. I present two images , taken from such a video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElOhJyNPjUE&t=57s).
In the first image the skier positioned his body in such a way that the majority of his body mass is behind the shoes. In the second image the skier positioned his body in such a way that the majority of his body mass is to the right of his right foot (which is the inside foot, as he is turning right).
So my questions are:
- How do you press forward on the skies, if your body is so far back, like in the case of Image 1?
- How do you put weight on your outside ski if your body is so far to the right in the case of Image 2?
- Are those two rules that I stated different when skiing at higher speeds?