If you’ve been listening to the podcast you know that I am preoccupied with the naming of maneuvers… well, now it has become important as I am going to be trying to define them and break them down into steps.
Here is what I have decided:
Anything with your paddle on your heel rail, backside bottom turns heel rail, frontside cutback heel rail, where your paddle is acting like a pivot point, and not pulling, I am going to call a Slingshot. Think David and Goliath slingshot.
The pivot gives a centripetal force and accelerates the object in a new direction. This is exactly what the paddle does in a slingshot turn.
In the future we might shorten this to bottomsling, slingback, sling-gouge… whatever, but for right now, I just want to be able to discuss different maneuvers that don’t have names…
I should add, that if done correctly you feel like you’ve been slingshot, especially on bottom turns.
Now that this is defined, I can finish writing the Backside Slingshot Bottom Turn Guide… Enjoy.