I totally agree. Unfortunately my first teacher was not making that point clear. He showed us an old video and took us to the pool. Hip snaps were the main thing he concentrated on. He attempted to teach us the C to C. I've always learned by watching and to me, it looked like resistance to the water was helping in addition to the hip snap. Now I know this is not true and to "shred the resistance". The looser and lighter my paddle goes across the top of the water, ("like a knife through whip cream"), the easier the roll. The hip snap naturally happens because of the correct body motion. I don't even think about a hip snap anymore, expect when hand rolling.esp said:A good roll is all about grace and flexability not brute force and ignorance.