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A snap roll is an autorotation with rudder input and generally higher power or higher speed.

One wing is stalled in a snap roll, both wings are stalled in a spin. - Do you agree at all with this last statement?

The aircraft I've snap rolled had enough power I didn't care about stalling.  I just added power.  Trying to snap roll an under powered aircraft can cause many problems including the ones you mentioned.  Stalling is all about relative angle of attack.  


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