floating uke on a hip throw
OK, this does not involve levitation, chi, peck swimming, or any magical juju.
In blackbelt sparring this month, two Saturdays ago, during one of my matchups: I pass his hands, step to the side and do a hip throw, essentially utsuri goshi. The strange part is I could feel him get to the apex of the lift and felt able to "pull him up" a bit more (as if he were floating there as in during a freefall flight) before slamming him down (man that felt good, btw). I've done a fair share of hip throws, sweeps, etc over the years, but this is a new sensation for me. This is something more than getting good height on a throw, but instead more like holding a kidís hands as they jump and, at the top of the jump, pulling them up higher (well, then of course slamming them to the ground under my massive body weight, so that may not be the best experiment).
I have been analyzing it in my head and have been unable to replicate it, despite trying all last week (ty, Greg). I was hesitant to discuss it, but am open to being told... Am I crazy?