An Efficient Stance
So who knows what is an efficient stance? We’ve no idea either but this is our view on what is efficient.
When the rear knee drops behind the hips then the rear leg becomes weak and it is harder to put any pressure on the back foot. A is ideal B is way too far back. Note in this position that the rear foot is on tip toes and also cranking the binding in a forward direction which will cause tip dive in powder and a good face full of snow!. “Don’t let the rear knee drop behind the hip”
The Rear Knee is in it’s ideal lowest position before it starts getting weak, in this position the rear leg can apply pressure effectively to the rear ski in it’s “sweet spot” position. Note that the body position C is ideally balanced between both feet which will apply equal pressure on both skis. We have mentioned about the back foot a lot but the front foot can be problematic with new telemarkers leaning the lower leg back beyond B, ideally the front knee should be over the the toes. As mentioned before this is not a static position and as seen in the video below the telemarker is fluid with continuous movement.