In the same vein, maybe it's time to see a video of myself. I'm a good
(and old and slow) skater, but some occurrence of tip starting across
drives me crazy. For lack of a better explanation and fix, I've
assumed that it's related to my legs below the knees pointing outward -
there's a medical term for this that starts with 'v' (not knock kneed)
- which means I'm often not quite over the ski as most people are.
That's why I wondered if Northug's habit may in part be anatomical,
along with how he learned to skate to start with.
On Wed, 13 Mar 2013 07:58:21 -0700 (PDT)
> He's certainly tired, but Peter often has that sloppy attitude...
> just before doing his famous final sprint. It's a way for him to
> achieve maximum relaxation, I think. I've always noticed his way of
> lowering the tip of his ski while doing V1. This is quite remarkable
> here, but he's always doing it. Doing it is possible only by leaving
> the leg backward. One positive effect I can think of (leave apart the
> possibility of backward push) is relaxing the quads.