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Indy Backside 180
Rider: Pat McCarthy

The Indy Backside 180 is a stylish trick that most non-pro riders don't do. It's a great way to add style to your riding, and it can be done many different ways so it's fun to play with to help make your style unique. All this trick consists of is a backside or blind 180 combined with an indy grab.

Before trying the Indy Backside 180 you should be able to do the following things:
1. Grab indy well
2. Be able to do a backside (blind) 180 either landing wrapped or pass the handle

Performing the trick
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Indy Backside 180 #1 Approach the wake with a mellow progressive edge. You want just enough speed to land on the downside of the 2nd wake when learning this trick because it's easier to land blind this way. As you get comfortable with this trick you can use a harder edge.
Indy Backside 180 #2 Stand tall as you pop off of the wake. Make sure you keep the handle in tight to your body so you can keep it close to make the handle pass (if you're passing the handle). Some people find it helpful to actually pull the handle in hard right as they're popping off the wake.
Indy Backside 180 #3 As you pop into the air let go of the handle with your back hand and grab indy (between your legs on your toeside edge) while pulling the handle towards your butt and moving your shoulders and head in the opposite direction of the boat.
Indy Backside 180 #4 As you come around in your rotation, let go off your indy grab and pass the handle behind your back/butt. Keep your head up and start to look for your landing.
Indy Backside 180 #5 After you've passed the handle get the handle to your new front hip, get your head up and bend your knees to absorb the landing. It may take a couple of tries to get used to the landing. Try leaning away from the boat a little bit and land with your weight even on both feet lean over your toes a bit.

Style additions
1. Learn it switch
2. Instead of grabbing indy, grab stalefish, tail, or crail.
3. Instead of passing the handle, land wrapped.
4. Add a shifty to your indy grab, then do a late backside 180.

Moving On
The Indy Backside 180 helps you do the following harder tricks:
1. Indy Backside 360
2. Indy Backside 540
3. Indy Tantrum to Blind

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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