Noodles braided. Check.
Next up – putting the noodles out to sun.
One pole holding the braided noodles is stuck into the sunning stand. The pole is held in both hands and the apprentice had to then stretch and elongate the noodles to make them thin. This process requires the apprentice to hold the pole horizontally in front of her body and do a waving motion a few times until the noodles are stretched to the required thickness.
The waving motion is in some ways reminiscent of the to / fro stance movement from 0:30-0:40 in this clip.
Again as with peeling the dough, one cannot use too much strength in the waving motion because this would cause the noodles to break and be messy in the way they are stretched out. This was obvious when the master asked the apprentice to look at how her work turned out when compared to his.
The waving motion seems to me to be a blend of hard and soft in that strength is required to stretch the noodles but subtle strength is required in order not to break the strands of noodles.