A couple of weeks ago I put up a video describing the Beach volleyball Laydown technique. I was just surfing Youtube and came across a great example of why this technique is so much better than a regular dive. Check out the first dig in this rally. Notice how the back court player hits the sand, makes the dig and is back to his feet almost instantly. If he had dived and allowed his chest to land on the sand, then he would not have been back to his feet nearly as quickly.
I think it’s Todd Rogers making the play… surprise, surprise.