Four friends get some skills

Cliff and his son Stu were joined by their friends Rob and Steve for the session and wanted to learn to pump, drop and maybe jump. It was cornering that they found simple yet effective and  faster than before. During the session we covered all the above as well as stepps and various ways of riding drop offs too.

Great improvements guys.

 

Dad and son fly!

Jason wanted to get some mountain bike skills coaching for hi and his son Peanut from myself after hearing recommendations. The day arrived and I explained my methodology and put them through my skills check to identify the areas that needed work. Body positing and looking were paramount and also Dad’s footwork in corners. From there, the session built up and up.

Drops to 5ft, gaps to 9ft, berms, pumping, drop offs and steeps were all ridden with a control and ease they had never know previously. It was a brilliant session to end a great week of coaching for me.

High5!

 

Sam and Nathan return after 5yrs

It’s been 5yrs since I coached these guys ans they wanted to regain any lost skills and maybe push their riding on further. I discovered the errors that had crept in and that showed them why crashes had began to happen .

I built them up gradually and by the end of the session they were jumping gaps, tabletops, drops and railing turns. Not to mention the style points too.

Great session guys.

high5!

 

Paul and Simon’s riding changed

Paul and Simon wanted to polish their riding and find the errors they could feel but not identify in their riding skills sets. I isolated body positioning and looking as the areas to work on and then their riding blossomed in ways they never thought possible. Riding over large logs, pumping, cornering, steep terrain, drops and jumping tabletops and gaps to 9ft were all ridden comfortably by the end of their session and they left with smiles beaming across their faces. Great session with a great couple of riders.

High5!

 

Greg turns a corner in his skills set

 

 

Greg took a short notice availability session with me and wanted to learn to ride the swinley berms better as he found them very daunting. I corrected his missing physical skills and then worked on the head game. By the end of the session Greg was railing through turns with a grin on his face, jumping, pumping and riding steeps too. Great improvements dude.

High5!

Jason’s jumps and drops one to one

Jason wanted to learn to jump and drop. I was able to use his experiences from other sports to bring his skills set up to being able to clear his first ever tabletop and gaps too. Mix that with his new Corning technique and steep terrain technique it was an awesome session.

The return of Rich and Chris

I have coached Rich and Chris before over two years ago and they wanted to return for some more mountain bike skills coaching to understand the errors they felt in drops and jumps but it was their cornering that stood out that needed a small correction and that made a huge difference.

Rich explained he felt uncomfortable doing blind drops and gaps and Chris wanted to go bigger than the 9ft gap jump he’d done on his last lesson if possible. Well, what a session it turned out to be in near torrential rain but the smiles shone through. Drops to 5ft, tabletops to 14ft, gaps to 10ft as well as railing through berms and linking jumps together. Oh I nearly forgot, Riding over large obstalces too.

Great session guys and I’ll see you again.

High5!