Definately my favourite guard to work from when being offensive & also works well for me to stall & think what I want to do. I like to sweeps & switching to the de la riva guard aswell. I've said somewhere before that I feel comfortable because it suits my body, I have quite short arms in compared to my legs & they are quite strong. The problem I'm having is, when I'm in someone elses spider guard. What I tend to do is try roll my wrists to grab their gi pants & sit actually down & back & wait to see what they do. This isn't very good for competitions because I would appear as if I was stalling. I try not to get my opponent under me to sweep but have no idea how to gain control again, I just wait for my opponent to attempt something else. What do you guys try?