I think this is something that should work. When I first tried to actively slide my hips forward I had trouble with my upper body, and head, sliding with it. A feel I was using the other day, while hitting into my net, was to get my lead knee forward and outside my lead foot. seemed to produce some very nice contact. I need to get it on video, but I think it is a feel that is going to work for me. I would like to here from some of the experts on this topic as well.