When these types of tricks are performed correctly, they will yield a small window of mild line tension — just enough to go to blind but not so much that it pulls you out of the trick. “You can find the pause in the trick, which tells you when to go to blind,” Trevor says. This pause point is crucial for consistency. If you were to map the trajectory of a roll to blind, its shape would resemble a breast cancer awareness ribbon rather than a circle as you might expect a flip to look. This pause point just after the peak of the trick is what allows for the backside 180 to flow naturally into the landing, much like the twist in the ribbon. You can expand this pause point by manipulating your line tension. “The edge will dictate your takeoff, and your takeoff will dictate your line tension, which will affect the timing of the pause to go to blind,” Trevor says.