The Backspin is a series of 360° rotations entered from the Fade position. The trick begins with a Fade (belly up, nose toward the pilot), which may be entered from a Flare-to-Fade move, Fractured Axel, or Fade launch, but not in combination with any other trick (e.g., entering from a Jacob's Ladder). From the Fade, the kite rotates with the lines remaining over the upper leading edges throughout. The kite must complete three full rotations. The method and direction of exit do not matter.
- Minimum 3 rotations
- Even, consistent rotation