There's a thread around here somewhere that talks about the top leg in a scissor sweep and what angle (45 degrees or horizontal) to have it at.
I've begun to set up the sweep with the top leg at a 45 and then slide it to horizontal as I initiate the scissoring. This has stopped some of the "squashing" of the sweep that I've encountered, but not all. Sometimes the sweep doesn't work right off, or maybe I'm a little slow. Either way, they lay on the leg and I get squashed. Then they attempt (and all too often complete) a fairly standard stick the arm between the legs and walk around pass.
I can stall the pass by pushing on the head, but that's just a bandaid. Are there any good techniques for regaining guard/half guard, or even getting offensive from this squashed scissor position? I've seen a sweet oma plata transition from Luis G. on one fo the SoFlo sets. Is there anything else out there?
Thanks for any and all suggestions. Cheers.