[ Help | Earliest Comments | Latest Comments ][ List All Subjects of Discussion | Create New Subject of Discussion ][ List Earliest Comments Only For Pages | Games | Rated Pages | Rated Games | Subjects of Discussion ]Single Comment Equihopper. Jumps across a piece in any direction with the same distance before and after the hurdle. Cannot jump additional pieces on strai.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]Charles Gilman wrote on 2003-11-29 UTCNot only are there oblique leapers other than the Knight, there are extensions of the Knight other than the Nightrider move (of which the a1-c5 illustrated is a hopping version). Do the directions have to be straight, or could an Equihopper use a modified Rose move? If it could the one illustrated could hop over the b3 King to reach a5 or to capture the d4 Pawn! Regarding direction names my preferred terms are Knightwise, Camelwise, Zebrawise &c.. A case could be made for extrapolating from triagonal to pentagonal (especially apt for a piece still representing a professional serviceman!), decagonal &c., but mixing animal names with -gonal suggests cubist depictions of animals made up of straight lines and angles instead of their natural curves!