Spine-twisting maneuver in which the surfer, during a frontside cutback or backside tuberide, bends the upper back and shoulders and"lays back" onto the wave face. The layback cutback was popularized by 1976 world champion Peter Townend of Australia. At the beginning of the cutback, he'd drop the rear arm, raise his front arm for balance, fall back onto the wave face, and direct the board in an ar...

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