tom carroll cutting back
When the nugget was a kid terrorising everbody north of Long Reef he would practice his cutbacks all day – and in those early days he didn’t realise the pivot benefits of coming around the backhand corner with all the knees bent and the backside lowered to a squat – but that didn’t mean he couldn’t assassinate moving water. The little bugger would never slow down, still doesn’t.
Everybloodything wrong here; windmill arms,back leg locked out of position and all but weightless, front leg no longer steering, leading hand grabbing deep water for both deceleration and an aid to balance – The kid has completely stuffed it, he’s probably paddled out into the middle of a local comp that he wasn’t invited to and decided to chuck a few heavy swathes.
– and a couple of deep speed trails.
No way this manoeuvre was on the scoresheets back then.