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In The Shadow of Men

When scrolling through forums on newschoolers you’ll always come across at least one remark from a faceless person claiming women can hold nothing to the men when it comes to park and pipe. This is pretty much true though. When it comes to competitions men are throwing down far more than the girls, but there are reasons for this. A French freestyle coach I was chatting to recently said that women will never be as good as the men simply because we “carry our weight on our hips” and not our shoulders. This lack of strength up top apparently means that it is harder for women to set and hold rotations. Whether this is the entire truth to the divide between women and men’s skiing I am unsure…

Follow the link for the article Female Freeskiing – A Guy’s Game? by Sophie Offord, an up and coming skier at the Univeristy of Leeds

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