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Executed by pressing all three punch or kick buttons, Zangief stretches his arms out horizontally, clenches his fists, and spins on axis in an effort to hit the opponent. An alternate "quick" version can also be executed by pressing all three kick buttons.
The attack greatly reduces the size of Zangief's hitbox while in motion, and Zangief cannot be knocked out of it with most attacks based on which buttons he uses: when performed with the punch buttons, Zangief spins slower but for a longer time, and is invulnerable above his waist, thus allowing most projectiles to pass him with ease and granting better chances of hitting standing or airborne opponents. However, when performed with the kick buttons, Zangief spins faster but for a shorter time, and is invulnerable below his waist, thus allowing him to dodge projectiles and other attacks which do not travel above midsection-height.
- The term "Double Lariat" is actually a misnomer due to the fact that a lariat involves running towards an opponent, wrapping an arm around their upper chest and forcing them to the ground. A more accurate term for this move would be a clothesline, as the attack involves striking an opponent with an extended arm and knocking them down.