Trick Rolled

“It was mid-May when Albee Layer soared off a wave in Maui and did something exceptional, if not unprecedented, on a surfboard. He sped along the wave and then launched into the air, taking off facing away from the beach and turning back toward where he came from — known as an alley oop — rotating a little more than 360 degrees. He landed backward on the wave and then slid another 180 degrees to ride in facing forward.” That was crazy. What might be crazier is the argument over what that trick should be called. NYT: When a Surfer Lands a Skateboard Trick, Who Gets to Name It?

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