If it was the fairly technical post about the physics involved in leading and the forces required, then I think it was me. But then I actually said that spinning is the one potential exception - relatively speaking, it doesn't take that much force to spin someone.

I must admit I haven't really got my head around the mathematics of "power-leading" a spin without taking a follow off balance. If you're only using one point of contact, it seems to me that any force you provide is inherently going to take the follow off balance. The only analysis I've seen is for turns 'on pointe' in ballet(*), where the author shows that an additional torque is required that is provided by the dancers using a clasped grip that allows the lead to apply force by 'twisting' the grip. That is clearly not applicable to free spins in MJ, however.

In practical terms the main thing I do is try to make the lead lastlongerrather thanharder. The same force will provide double the angular momentum if you can sustain it for twice as long.

(*)Physics and the Art of Danceby Kenneth Laws.

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