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    Default Escobedo: Stalling on Top?

    Just watched the Escobedo-Robles match, and I'm curious if Esco ever gets off parallel while riding? I mean, geez, I'm watching him on top of Robles and he doesn't even look like he's thinking about trying to turn. The only time their hips separated was when Robles would try to funk roll to an escape. Just seems a little...stallish.

    Now, I know much was said about his Ness Big 10 FInals, but this seemed even more blatant to me.

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    Default Re: Escobedo: Stalling on Top?

    I parralell rode this girl once, our hips barely seperated but it was great.

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    Default Re: Escobedo: Stalling on Top?

    Quote Originally Posted by LoSt View Post
    I parralell rode this girl once, our hips barely seperated but it was great.
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    Go back to the basement LoSt, we didn't say you could leave.
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    Can you post the link to the match? I've been looking for a while and havent had any success finding it.

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    Default Re: Escobedo: Stalling on Top?

    I agree to a point. However, I see a ton of guys who look like they're off to the side, but they always have that near ankle hooked, so they're not really out anywhere near where you need to be in order to turn anyone. Dustin Schlatter and Gregor Gillespie both come to mind when I think of guys who employ this particular riding style. I watched GG's EWA finals match and he did next to nothing the entire match and never got called for stalling.

    If the ref's will continue to let people ride, simply for the sake of riding, then this kind of thing will continue to happen. If you're not getting called, why stop?

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    You need to ding the stalling faster on top, bottom and on the feet. Its the only solution.
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    You have a three minute first period. In my opinion, its critical to try to establish whether someone is going to try stalling during that opening period.
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    Default Re: Escobedo: Stalling on Top?

    Quote Originally Posted by goferphan View Post
    You need to ding the stalling faster on top, bottom and on the feet. Its the only solution.
    Agreed

    When I think back to when I wrestled in college, I'm always surprised to see some of the tactics used today that don't get called. I understand that some ref's will allow a guy to ride until he gets his minute for the point, but after that things need to open up.

    The ref's need to be liberal with their use of the stall warning. It's amazing how different a guy will wrestle when he knows that another stall call is a point.

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