Tactix await Mystics' new manoeuvres
Fri, 25 May 2012 6:47p.m.
By Di O’Connell
Now it's out there, netball fans are keen to know if the Mystics will employ their tricky new manoeuvre, ‘the chairlift’, this weekend against the Tactix.
Training against the Canterbury men's team, the Tactix defenders could do with a ladder not just a lineout lifter.
The extra height makes good practice for what their shooters could face against the Mystics bold new move, the ‘Harrison Hoist’.
“The degree of uncertainty makes the shooters slightly [uncertain],” says Tactix defender Anna Galvan.
They've had to work on how to combat the move and away from the cameras the Tactix shooters tried adapting the chairlift into an attacking weapon.
“We've had a little play around in the gym this morning, I don't know how effective it is it can definitely work for a shooter but again I'm not sure if it will be as effective as just turning and shooting,” says shooter Jo Harten.
With only one win from eight coach Leigh Gibbs isn't about to introduce any fancy extras.
“It's probably my style of coaching ensure you do the basics well and that provides a platform for doing things a little bit different,” says Gibbs.
But the Tactix don't deny the Mystics have been innovative.
“I loved it the talent and the skill required to do that and everyone's talking about netball which I love which is positive for the game,” says Glavan.
Players and fans might want more but the lineout lift may be a tactic the New Zealand table-topping Mystics might not even need against bottom-placed Canterbury.
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