Yes, it only applies to the forward steps while perfectly upright in an open embrace. The side and back steps will naturally be farther away from the body during the giro. The point I was making was a mechanical one in an open embrace: the woman perfectly vertical means forward steps are farther away from the body (it's just regular walking), which makes forward momentum easier in an open embrace enrosque. You aren't referring to the kinds of enrosques that is currently being discussed, the one with a single leg pivot as in the videos, are you? If so, it requires open embrace since a man spinning/pivoting on his axis needs to be perfectly upright and any weight forward throws off his balance. Talking about movement is really tricky since what one person means may be not be how someone else reads it. I just wanted to point out how important it was that the man position the woman upright to make his turn/pivot/spin easier. If the woman's weight is forward in the open embrace turn, the forward step will land directly under the body, thus losing momentum and possibly causing the woman to step short which will slow the giro down even more.