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Slip-jaws Maneuver

named for the scissor-like mandibles of the slash-spider, this starfighter maneuver was used by the pilots of the Old Republic to draw off pursuit before shooting the enemy craft. Two pilots flew in patterns that were exactly opposite in pattern, splitting their pursuit into two groups. At the height of their arc, the two pilots then cut back sharply, until they were flying directly at one another. At the last second, the two ships jinked ever so slightly, passing belly-to-belly while firing on the enemy ships that were pursuing the other fighter. The surprised enemy ships usually could not maneuver out of the path of the oncoming blasts in time, and were destroyed. For most human pilots, this maneuver was almost impossible, since it subjected body to incredble G-forces and required split-second timing. However, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi perfected the maneuver during the height of the Clone Wars.
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