I wanted to start a thread asking if my new sup3r d34dly technique is a gimmick. Then I thought maybe a general thread where we can ask "How gimmicky are the moves that we get away with?" would be better. So here is mine.
Crucifix/Cattlecatch from guard. I thought I had been dong what Aesopian introduced in his "Aconfusion of crucifixes" instructional. It turns out that I am starting from a different position and am faced the other way. It ends up looking like the cattlecatch in this article except my opponent is face down. http://www.grapplearts.com/BJJ-Crucifixes.html
Get guard. Sit up as if for a guillotine. Instead hook the far arm and pull up forcing thier head down. Now escape your hips and triangle the near arm with your legs. Flatten/stretch yourself out to apply. If they roll forward just keep tight and apply from your back or other side.
So, Is it gimmick?