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Butterslide 180
Rider: Charley Patterson

The Butterslide 180 is a good stylish trick that helps you learn board control, can be used as an alternate to the ollie 180 to switch your riding direction, and is just a fun way to play around on the wake. The version of the Butterslide 180 we are showing here is a frontside Butterslide 180.

Before trying the Butterslide 180 you should be able to do the following things:
1. Be comfortable riding and carving around on your board.
2. Be able to do a frontslide Butterslide.
3. Be able to ride switch.

Performing the trick

Butterslide 180 #1 Approach the wake very slowly on your toeside. You want to have enough speed to ride up the wake, but that's about it.
Butterslide 180 #2 As get to the top of the wake, let go with your front hand and kick the tail of the board inside the wake as you pull your front foot back towards you. If you have a hard time doing this, try ollie-ing up a couple inches and turning the board like this in the air.
Butterslide 180 #3 Slide the board sideways, so that your weight is even on both feet, and the only part of the board touching the water is the center of the board which is riding on top of the wake. Lean back and keep the rope in tight to your hips the whole time. Catching the toeside edge is not fun.
Butterslide 180 #4 Hold the slide for as long as you like. When you're done, pull the handle to your back hip and slide that foot towards the boat while sliding your front foot back towards the wake.
Butterslide 180 #5 After you're into your switch riding stance, ride down the wake away from the boat and edge away from the wake on your toes.

Style additions
1. Learn it switch
2. While sliding, put different weight amounts on your feet and try boning out one leg or the other.

Moving On
The Butterslide 180 helps you do the following tricks:
1. Switch Butterslide 180
2. Butterslide 360

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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