How would you acess his position/posture as he lands his right foot at mid circle?
Nelson is a weird bird as far as technique…especially concerning the position and movements following right foot touchdown.
Here's some things I've found in the 5 years of data I have on Nelson:
*The shot comes to an almost complete stop in the middle of the circle.
*For an elite spinner his base of support is VERY wide.
*He's about the only athlete who begins the delivery of the shot before left foot touchdown.
*In early single support, it helps to counterbalance his upperbody so he can get in to theextremely torqued position he's famous for. In late single support, he slams it down much as a short-long glider would.
*He has more shoulder-hip separation (by FAR) at rear foot touchdown (and front foot touchdown) than any other thrower.
I watched some of the Osaka final on WCSN and didn't see anything too different from usual.