Originally Posted by pushitgood
Does anyone know who first invented/popularized this technique? Aside from handling high balls, are there other benefits to hitting a scissor kick forehand? I've read that it generates a lot of torque, but my understanding of physics isn't that great. Is this the same thing as saying that the opposing rotation of the hips increases the whipping around of the torso? If so, how much power does this technique add?
Jump into the air and Scissor Kick legs action force the hips clockwise rotation. According to the Law of Momentum Conservation upper body has to start rotation in opposite direction – counterclockwise. So, upper body rotates faster in case of jump FH with Scissor Kick than just jump FH. IMO, this technique can add less than 10% to the RHS because upper body rotation is relatively slow.