in snowboarding that means you did a failed tailgrab, i.e you didnt grab the actual tail on your board, you grabbed the side of it. this is frowned upon, as it should be in skiing.
-a toxic grab is an old name for a tailgrab grabbed on the inside of your ski close to your binding. check out old jon olsson videos for a perfect example.
-a true tail, is a tailgrab grabbed on the very end of the ski.
-a tindy is a tailgrab grabbed on the outside of your ski.
easy as that. all three of them are variations of a tailgrab. the reason a lot of people dont like tindies is probably that its way easier to just slap your hand on the outside of the ski rather than actually getting the very true tailgrab without even looking at the ski.
And who cares what it's call? the only point of a name is to describe someting so that someone else can then picture what you are talking about. It's like saying "hey did you see entourage last night on tv" and you going "psht tv? youre tryin to be like so and so and call television 'tv'" shitty example but you should be able to get what im saying.
in this photo LJ executes a perfect tindy. Yes it is marked as a fail grab in snowboarding but, it looks ill and pretty much matches the trick in skiing. If we need another name for it make it good. like a cork 7 and up tindy should be called a "blunt roll". Since if your grabbing tindy you should only spin over 540, because other than than (unless an invert/off axis manuver is involved)it just looks silly.
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Tindy is the grab you do when you aren't baller enough to grab blunt.
I won't take time to re-explain it, but Tindy is tail/indy hybrid. It was taken from snowboarding, adapted to skiing in Mammoth, and came to Utah, where people started using it as if it was a good thing, kinda like afterbang.
Just like in snowboarding, most people think it looks dumb, unfortunately that's in the realm of personal opinion.
tindy is a grab, not a body position. it's when you grab the outside edge near the tail, it doesn't matter if your doing a cork 7 or an upright 3. toxic is inside edge. blunt is over the top. a tindy is a failed attempt at grabbing blunt, however, in certain tricks (cork 7/9) the resulting body position is still pretty ill, just not as ill as if you were grabbing blunt.
Tindy is a body position? Did you just make that up on the spot?
The word is even a mash of "tail" and "indy". I don't understand how things like this get so twisted up.
The only thing up for debate is whether they look cool or not. I say "yes", but obviously it's entriely subjective. Also, PLENTY of people intentionally grab tindy...it's not always a case where someone misses blunt and "settles".
tindy isn't a body position. It's a grab, and it's failing to grab blunt. It can look better in some tricks than in other tricks, but it always looks like you simply failed to get blunt, and it never looks as good or better than a blunt.
The name was made up by snowboarders to make fun of something, just like afterbang. Tindy is dumb.
a tindy is not quite an indy and not quite a tail grab. so shouldnt skiers call said grab a tafety (tail grab saftey) or maybe a stalunt (saftey blunt). ooorrrr how about we just stop making up gay names for everything that dont need to be named.
Arguing over the name of a grab is stupid really, call it what you want, im sure if i told someone i saw so and so do a dope tindy 9 they would know exactly what it was and i could probably say sausage 9 or cork 9 blunt/tail instead and they would still see the same thing in their head.