In the Trilogy, the notion of Retracting Stance At Will is prominently featured. A few examples include:
1. In LOCH, Hong Qigong told Guo Jing that XL18Z should be retractable at will.
2. In HSDS, Xie Xun said that he can retract 7 Maim Fist at will.
3. In HSDS, Miejue demonstrated the ability to suddenly retract her power from her stance, and then unleash it at will.
4. In HSDS, Zhang Wuji retracted his full palm against Zhou Zhiruo.
Was this concept featured in SPW or DGSD? Now, in the 3rd ed of DGSD, I'm aware that Jin Yong made Xiao Feng illustrate the retractable function of XL18Z, but how about from the 2nd ed?
We know that even an expert of SWORD GOD Zhuo Bufan's level was unable to retract a stance once executed, as we saw him plunge the tip of a delicate sword 1 foot deep into a granite pole.