The picture is just about legal but much further back & a marshal would have a polite word in a National comp. If you look at the picture.. it would be illegal if the front foot was pulled back so the calf was in contact with the rear left pocket of his jeans.
Unfortunately you can't cover every variation of position & body shape with the simple wording used in the rules & we don't really want to end up with a rule book about an inch thick.
The addition to the 2012 rules was included to stop people pulling the front foot so far back that they are gaining extra support by using a crouching position.
Last edited by Scooby; 20th February 2012 at 11:59 AM.