that black guy in the video has the racket face neutral at the backswing and also almost horizontal. he doesn't lift his racket and also doesn't do the "reverse C" to the PTD position.
however you can see that at the very end before getting into the slot he is reaching the PTD position:
racket outside, facing the ground, wrist neutral. I would certainly not teach his backswing (straight back, no hand on during turn) but the most important thing is reaching that late slot to fully use the SSC.