Originally Posted by 5263
and the Main thing is your pic is pretty clear how the hand, the main MTM reference, is working
across prior to contact to such an extent that we can tell that is likely true even without the
outward target line.
Loving this discussion!
My "issue" such as it is with the "working across prior to contact" as an instruction is that if you look at Toly's image, whilst you can see that Rafa's hand is moving across his body in those frames (it has too because it is attached to his arm!), it still maintains the same distance from his body throughout. With an instruction of "working across prior to contact" there is a big danger (imo) of players literally pulling the hand across and therefore closing the distance and likely causing the elbow to rotate out and consequently losing stability.