Originally Posted by SystemicAnomaly
Interesting observation. Rafa's torso pretty much ends up facing the net at the completion of his rodeo finish. In contrast, this video shows one of his more conventional finishes on a high ball that goes across his chest. In this case, we see that his torso does slow down at contact but still continues to rotate after contact (more than 60 degrees).
could this be because the momentum of his arm is going up instead of forward? I think the shoulders decelerate in both but in his conventional style FH the arm pulls the shoulder around while in the reverse FH the back shoulder is pulled up rather than around