A father and son skills session

I have coached Jon a few times and he wanted to return for his son Louie to have a session too. The session was all about berms , jumping and wallrides. Even a spill by dad didn’t dampen the enthusiasm and Louie was blown away at how well he could ride by the sessions end.

High5!

Correcting Dom and Mark’s skill sets

Dom and Mark googled mountain bike coaching and found my website and decided to book a private session. When they arrived, they said they wanted to learn to jump and judge speed through turns and when riding into jumps. Well, the session unfolded gradually but by the end of the session they were riding drops, berms, wallrides, tabletops and 6,7,9 and 13ft gap jumps too!

Amazing riding guys and a brilliant way to end my weeks coaching.

High5!

 

Ben’s one to one skills session

See Ben wanted to learn to jump and as an experienced snowboarder,  I was able to use muscle memory from that to develop his skills set to jumping tabletops and gaps. His cornering was however the biggest change

Bigfoot mountain bike clubs session

Pete, Andy, Richie, Darryl and chris arrived as arranged and I put them through my skills check and set up change before working on the physical skills ets and applying that out on trails. We worked on bunnyhops, pumping, corners, drops , jumps and gaps and all riders gradually got better as their new techniques evolved.

A brilliant end to a fantastic week of coaching guys.

High5!

Working on Steve’s distance of jumping

I have coached Steve before and he returned after a 2yr break for more coaching as he was feeling slower in turns and something was up with his jumping. I broke his skillset down before rebuilding it and applying it to berm riding and jumping in multiples and also judging speed for gaps to 13ft.

Awesome progress on a soggy day, high5!

 

Sophie and Mel get wings

I coached Sophie a couple of years ago and she wanted to return to work on jumping and brought along Melanie to join in the session too.

I put them through my skills check to see any physical errors in their riding and needed to correct that before we could move onto techniques. Drops and style in the air were on the menu and we moved from there to jumping a 6ft tabletop and they used their mental skills to ride the 6ft gap jump too!

After a break I demonstrated linking berms together and jumping and the girls followed suit. They were soon linking multiple jumps together to work on flying further. More gap jumps next, and they rode two berms and a 7ft gap jump and also a 9ft gap jump. By the end of the session they were flowing through turns and flying higher and further than ever before.

I am buzzing. High5!