Yes it is a bit open, like it should be, 3 to 4 degrees and square at separation. I would bet your Speed Chain or Torso Burner, your house, not pets, that you use your hands way too much, to soon. Learning the correct pivot. Trust this swing, it will square up right on time. Pivot compels the hunds. Get it, get game. ')
Yep, you are correct. I most definitely use my hands too soon.
Look. I'm not trying to knock the late MA's swing. As Brian says, it looks like a very powerful swing. However, IN THIS SEQUENCE, where he's demontrating the flammer WITHOUT a ball, the clubface (or at least the hands) look way open at impact compared to address. I think someone posted here that MA's spine tilt in this sequence is MORE than what he normally has when he is actually hitting balls. So, my question was, does increasing the spine tilt have the TENDENCY to open the clubface at impact?
Here's a closeup of frames 1 and 8. To me, the clubface in frame 8 HAS to be WAY open compared to the clubface in frame 1. You don't agree?