interesting slight bent elbow on extention ready for catch i might try that
yeah, it reminds you to hold a stable wing ready for catch. Just holding the pinky inline with the outher edge of the forearmarm already has has this effect on the arm extension.
Dont think it looks very streamlined, and Shela Taormina exagerates it too much I think, but it does make it easier to go to catch. Be carefull to hold it wide though. It gives also a tendency to steer too much to the midline.