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
1. Grab indy well
2. Be able to do a backside (blind) 180 either landing wrapped or pass the
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.