The Backside 360 is also sometimes called a Blind 360 because you
spin your back towards the boat immediately
instead of a normal rotation where the front of your body is the first to face the boat. A Blind 360
is a very stylish trick that isn't done as much as regular 360s because it is slightly more difficult. Learning a
Backside 360 means you're on your way to becoming a great spinner.
Before trying the Backside 360 you should be able to do the
1. Wake to wake Backside
180s with air time to spare
2. Frontside 360s
3. The Ollie Backside 360 off of a roller is a good way to learn
this trick before taking it wake to wake.
Approach the wake with a controlled progressive edge with your weight even on both feet. You don't need a super
hard cut at the wake for this trick.
As soon as you pop off the wake begin your spin by letting go of the rope with your back hand and pulling the handle
to the small of your back. Turn your head and shoulders away from the boat towards the direction the boat is coming from.
While in the middle of the air, pass the handle in the small of your back or behind your legs. Keep your shoulders
over the board and lean away from the boat like the rider in the photo here. This keeps you on balance so you don't
faceplant when you come around.
After making the handle pass, finish the spin by pulling the handle in to the middle of your body and spot your landing.
For balance you may want to pass the handle to your front hand again when landing.
There are lots things to add to this trick:
1. Learn it switch
2. Pass the handle behind your knees for a different look.
3. Add an indy, tail, or stalefish grab before you pass the handle.
4. After passing the handle grab the board melan as you finish the rotation.
5. Do a double grab. Grab indy before the handle pass, and melan after.
The Backside 360 helps you do the following harder tricks:
1. Double-grab Backside 360
2. Backside 540
3. Backside 720
4. Handle-pass KGB
If you have specific questions about this trick or would like to
discuss it further, talk about it in the Trick