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 arcing turn so that it ended up beneath his center of gravity, at which point he used leg strengt...