Watching the world skiing championships last week reminded me of a question that occurs to me when watching women’s skiing. Nearly every competitor in the women’s events seemed to have long hair. Given the speed at which skiers travel this surely must cause a little drag which would slow them down. They have skin-tight suits to try and minimise the air resistance yet have long hair streaming behind them.
I don’t think it makes a huge difference but when many events are settled by hundredths of seconds I have to think that it would be an idea try short hair.