Irrespective of whether you're on your forehand or backhand, there's something unique about hitting the lip on a twinnie that can't be replicated on a thruster or even a modern keel fish - that wrenching feeling of throwing your body in a totally different direction.
So long ago, this shot. Maybe 1980. Definitely a manual focus Nikon FE with a 20mm wide-angle while sitting on a mat trying not to get hit!
Second shot is the same place almost 30 years later. Summer 2009. Another backhand, twinnie reo - the song remains the same.