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11-20-2012, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by PALE PWNR View Post
But what they won't say or explain is how when he first makes contact the elbow of a 6'2 Defensemen is hitting the head of a 6'4 forward. Tucked or untucked its the same thing especially when he "follows through".
Tucked or untucked absolutely makes a difference, you're not considering anatomy. If the elbow is tucked, the point of the elbow does not make first contact, the softer upper arm or shoulder does. A follow through after that causes the opponent to slide down the arm and fall away, and the point of the elbow is never driven into the opponent with force.

This contrasts with what happens if the elbow is untucked and the hitter leads with the elbow. Then the point of the elbow makes first contact, and any follow through dangerously drives the bony point of the elbow into a vulnerable part of the opponent. Watch the videos, that isn't what Stevens does.

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