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Backside 360
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 following things:
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.

Performing the trick
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Blind 360 #1 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.
Blind 360 #2 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.
Blind 360 #3 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.
Blind 360 #4 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.

Style additions
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.

Moving On
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 Talk Forum.

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