Harald Harb, President of Harb Ski Systems, posts his thoughts on skiing, ski racing, technique and more.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Marcel Hirscher, his strength is getting forward on his skis.
This is getting forward on your skis!
Contrary to what Lewis and Purino say on TV or Universal sports about Hirscher's skiing, he is not skiing on the back of his skis. He only looks like he is back at the "right times" becasue he gets forward so quickly and is there for such a short time, it's hard to see. He is skiing, from the front to the back, and he gets more forward and there faster than any other racer in the world.
He's able to use the back of his skis so well, only becasue he can get forward so fast and so early. Skiing only off the back of the skis, never makes it in World Cup skiing.