And in this basho, that always seems to be a contributing factor... the slippery dohyo.
Was noticing the increasing "no-hands-down-tachi-ai" by perhaps more than half the rikishi. On a surface such as this, perhaps keeping a low centre of gravity might not be a bad thing - and a there are more than a few guys whose initial charge is right out of an almost upright crouch. This surface seems to get more slippery as the basho continues, so we wait and see. Yet, the secret to salvation might be to NOT lean too far over.
To keep some traction, I once suggested that some guys might tape up their feet, but use the sticky side on the outside. Might not be according to Hoyle, but it might supply some grip on that surface, no?
With the sticky surface on the outside, how do they keep the tape on their feet?