A manoeuvre attributed to [Herbert Turner]?
(1880-1945), this involves creating as many token stacks
of ascending weight as you possibly can, and then striling
between all of them with minimum line velocity
. In properly planned cases, the bottommost stack in the strile
will collapse, creating a harsh rift at the source station. In recent years, Turner's Declension
has been employed to devastating effect on the DLR, leading to the IMCS
considering a withdrawal in mid-1996; however, their 1997 ruleset revisions contained no measures against the use of Turner's Declension and it is widely believed they now accept its use in this way. Officially, though, the true verdict remains undecided.
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