Recently, though, Chris Coté was brought onboard and one astute Redditor noticed something. “Chris [Coté] refuses to use conventional ‘Air Reverse’ terminology, instead calling it a 360 revert, which is much more accurate (setting aside the 90ish degree controversial angle of attack that riding ‘down the line’ takes away from a surfer),” writes u/jer_iatric. “I’m likely reading too much into it, but I like to believe that bringing Chris into the mix is a strategic move on WSL’s part to ensure they don’t get left behind as the sport progresses, particularly if Olympics dollars could finally save the future of webcasts and WSL as a whole. It’s true.
Either way, Coté thinks it’s high time spins were standardized. “Surfers are catching up and the airs are progressing at an incredible pace,” he told The Inertia in an email. “I’m not sure what’s holding back some surf fans from understanding that these airs/spins mimic what has been the standard in skate and snow for decades.
Read more here: The Inertia