How do I set up a sliding/hopping power sidekick?
In 2 and 1 videos, you can see Scott Adkins demonstrate the sliding/hopping power sidekick. I have been trying to do this, but every time I do it, my opponent just moves out of the way - and then smiles.
I watch a lot of Kickboxing/Muay Thai videos on Youtube, and I have almost never seen anyone successfully pull off the sliding/hopping power sidekick. I have seen many successful turning/spinning back/side kicks as opposed to the one in question, perhaps because the distance covered in a turning/spinning back/side kick is much less than the sliding/hopping power sidekick.
The closest kick to the sliding/hopping power sidekick is the hopping tip/front kick with the back leg (this is done by Saenchai all the time - see here). It is usually set up by a tip/front kick from the front leg, and then when the opponent starts to move forward after getting hit, they immediately do a hopping tip (raise the front leg, slide forward pushing off with the back leg, and then throw a power tip with the back leg). In this case, the first left leg tip/front kick is the set up.
What kind of setup is needed to do one of these kicks?