+1I've always peeled away from me. I don't do it knyfenerd's way though, I do the whole carrot with each stroke. Surely it is quicker because the skin doesnt get in your way?
Also when I am peeling potatoes I found that I am using my left wrists snap motion as much as use the peeler in my right hand. I have't measured how fast I would peel a case but when we had our daily "potato peel off " with my sautee guy for about a year (he was using the technique demonstreted in the video ) my technique proved faster and more effortless. For the record that guy was fast!!