Vince and Julian’s session

When asked what they both wanted from today’s session they said confidence and maybe jumping. I explained that confidence comes from control and then began the skills check to show them why things needed correcting.

I worked on their set ups, their physical skills and then the mental skills where I challenged their perceptions of ho to do things.

Brilliant progress guys!

Skills give them wings

Chris and Oscar arrived for their session and wanted to work on their cornering as well as jumping. I adjusted their set ups and worked on the main missing physical skill before piecing the session together. Drops, corners, pumping, jumping tabletops and gaps were all worked on as well as wall rides and ladder drops.

A great session unfolded as their new corrected skills became more ingrained.

 

Stuart polishes his skills

Stuart is an avid snowboarder and finds his mountain biking to be a great supplement. I was able to use his experience in that to adjust his skills set in mountain biking.

He wanted to know why his jumping was hit and miss and it was his cornering that really got better.

 

Dan returns after a 4yr gap

I coached Dan 4/5yrs ago and he wanted to return to move his riding on and to get more relaxed whilst airborne. I discovered a weakness in his right hand turns as well as a body position error in jumping. I then built the session up and we ended up on the woodwork.

Brilliant improvements and it was most of all, fun.

High5!

 

Jo, John, Andy and Keith’s private skills session

 

Jo, John, Andy and Keith arrived as arranged and after checking their bikes over, ran them through my skills check.

Body positioning and looking were glaring errors and then foot placement. I worked on replacing the physical errors and then I worked on the head game.

I think the pictures tell the tale of how the session unfolded. Brilliant session with a great bunch. Awesome flapjacks too.

High5!

 

Xc singletrack skills with Jonathan

Jonathan races xc and always lost time in corners and when riding down singletrack and over obstacles. I based the session upon correcting his physical skills, especially body positioning before working on “stuff”

The session gradually gained pace as Jonathan grew more aware of anything he was doing physically on the bike right or wrong.

What a session it was.

 

High5!

Mother and Daughter share a session

I have coached Ellen before and this time Her mum Sue joined the session as she lacked confidence when riding and a recent trip to Spain really knocked her confidence as she found herself walking down most things. The session would involve installing Sue’s skills set and developing Ellen’s skills too. I was able to work on style in the air with Ellen whilst getting Mum comfortable in the air on drops. I worked on Ellen’s weaker right turns whilst working on mums footwork and looking in her cornering. We worked on linking drops and drop offs and also drops into turns too. The rain didn’t deter us as we moved smoothly and unhurried through applying the mental and physical skills to many sections found on trails.

Mum said that she had only rolled over jumps and had no idea how to jump but befoe the end of the session herself along with Ellen were sailing a 6ft table top with Ellen moving onto the 6ft gap jump and then the 9ft gap jump. What a session!!!!! I’ll be buzzing all night now.

High5!

 

 

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