Long lunges are awesome to watch. Like the one Laura Flessel does in this clip: http://www.whatisfencing.com/data/as...esselMovie.mov
What I don't understand is why an overlunge, or "flying lunge" is so effective technically? I myself enjoy useing my long legs to make a long lunge. I don't understand why it is so effective though.
A. I'm stuck for a longer moment of forward moving inertia which I can't control.
B. The final position can be a little unbalanced in comparison to a medium or short lunge.
C. More time for opponent to react.
I can only think of one reason why the long lunge is effective:
A. It is a one tempo action made from out of distance. This messes up the opponent's sense of distance from the lunging fencer, surprsing him.
Your opinions/coaching feedback is appreciated on this fencing action.