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
Approach the wake very slowly on your toeside. You want to have enough speed to ride up the wake, but that's about it.
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.
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.
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.
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.
1. Learn it switch
2. While sliding, put different weight amounts on your feet and try boning out one leg or the other.
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.