How To Bio 540 On Skis

How To Bio 540 On Skis

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It’s common to confuse the Bio 540 with
the Misty 540. The difference between them is that one is an off-axis trick
while the other is a non-inverted spin. In a Bio 5, your head and shoulders are
above your hips at all times, whereas in a Misty 5 they are perfectly aligned at
horizontal. Warm-up on the tramp with seat drops, 540s and some Misty 5s
with the skis off. To learn the Bio 5 progression, begin facing towards the
centre of the tramp. You’re essentially going to do a 270 spin to that seat drop
position with your legs landing sideways. Be sure that your shoulders
don’t drop in line with your hips, this would be a Misty axis. When you have
those consistently you can dial down the 270 rollout. Using a 270 seat drop as the
set, when you rebound look over your shoulder towards the set spin direction
and spot the centre of the tramp. As your feet come into the landing, look towards
the end of the trampoline again landing the opposite way you started. For the
next step you’ll want to be on a garden tramp or have a mat running
perpendicular to the centre. Standing in front of the mat, set a Bio progression.
However, instead of landing in seat drop you’ll want to continue to spin to hand
and knee position. Ideally you want to land 45 degrees shy of the full 540.
Get comfortable with that progression. When you feel you’re ready, jump a little
higher and go for the full Bio 5 to your feet. For your first few go’s land first
in a stop bounce before advancing to a controlled rebound. When you’re certain you have a solid
Bio you can add a controlled rebound. You want to be absolutely confident in
your Bio 5 before you have a go with the Tramp Skis strapped in. Unfortunately
because the progression lands in a seat drop you won’t be able to backtrack
through the steps with the skis on. Grabbing Safety will help you pull
through the axis and play around with the speed of rotation. This tutorial was
filmed at Whistler Bounce. I’m Kalissa Lolos from Ski Addiction, helping you ski
better!

10 thoughts on “How To Bio 540 On Skis”

  1. Well it's about darn time that someone differentiated the two tricks once and for all.
    Up next, the Corkscrew.

  2. Hey Kalissa, awesome tutorial! Long time no see! I tend to struggle with bio, so this a great video to assist. Keep it up!

  3. This didn’t help… The progression felt pointless and every time I ended up doing a misty when trying to commit. Make a more in depth video.

  4. I have to learn these. Look fairly managable on tramp, tbh. But they look so hard and so steezy when I see a bio or misty 5 on slope. Which grabs are – besides safety – easier to begin with? Prob looks sick with a mute or something.

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