Public session with Rich and Kate

After having to adjust the formula of the session due to a table top being taken out I met Kate and Richard who wanted to go ahead and have an all round session with me.
After the skills check I found they had similar existing skills and missed looking in to the next. I set about correcting this before moving onto the bi lateral pumping and dis connected bunny hop techniques. Both Richard and Kate got to grips with these very quickly so we moved to the drop technique. Once again Kate and Richard got into the air very quickly and I worked on the skills that must be present within this technique with them and began building their mental skills too.
Now came time to move to a trail and work on the sections contained within. Cornering was heavily worked on as was identifying braking areas and linking sections together using these.
We worked methodically down the trail and finally had a few runs down the complete trail to cement the skill set further.
An awesome session in many ways!

Phin and Jamie’s session


Phin and Jamie came to me after reading feedback on
I became clear early on that they ride togther lots as they had the same missing skills but also had developed the same push technique to un weight the front wheel which I then brought to the surface for them to embrace and use.
After the skills check we moved through pumping and the disconnected bunny hop before moving straight to a trail to work on cornering and flow. Here we worked on each section methodically and gradually moved down the trail linking each section together using the identified braking areas.
Section after section was ridden fast but controlled. During the drop technique I was able to use the flourishment of their mental skills to good effect as I gave them an identifiable skill set mentally and how to use it.
Amazing session to end an amazing day.

Gary’s session of style

Gary came to me when another client Tim recommended me to him. On meeting I explained the outline for our session and I gave my commitments to him for the session.
We began with the skill check and found a very tidy rider indeed with great stuff hidden among the good things he had learned in his riding history.
We began with bi lateral pumping and moved onto the bunny hop technique before moving straight to cornering on a live trail.
We worked on body positioning and speed management before working our way down the trail linking each section together suing the correct braking areas.
We then moved onto another trail with looser and tighter corners, a larger drop section and a gap jump. I demonstrated as always and then we worked our way down the trail and each section past with effortless ease and flow.
Finally, I moved us to an isolated drop section where we worked on airtime and style in the air.
Our session ended with smiles all round and Gary became the fastest rider yet on the first trail, which came with hard work but a visual and kinetic understanding of what needed to be done.
Great session!

Barrie and Richard’s two to one session.

On meeting Barrie and Richard, I put them through my skills check and identified the missing links in their riding. A couple of exercises to begin to correct their looking and footwork followed by raising the front wheel. I made a few set up changes to their contact points and then we moved onto the pumping and disconnected bunny hop techniques.
Next, we worked on climbing using the skill set before moving onto a trail to work on the sections contained within, beginning with cornering.
Gradually we moved our way down the trail linking each section together using the correct braking zones.
Both Richard and Barrie’s cornering came on in leaps and bounds and confidence grew and grew along with the flow.
Finally we worked on the drop technique and applied the skill set, both physical and psychological to the technique and the result was there.
We ended our session as tiredness crept in and I look forward to our continued connection as they work on all the things covered in the session and more.

Great day guys!

Twisting with Elliot

Elliot came to us with one main wish, to land a 360. Mark Atkins was the main coach for this assisted by myself. We began with seeing how happy he is rotating into a foam pit and this enabled us to keep him safe but improving. Looking was his main fault and We focused on this heavily before moving onto the resi ramp.

As Elliot’s looking got better Mark gradually worked on adding speed and slowly but comfortably Elliot began spinning over 270 but kept trying to bail mid flight. This was something we have seen before and know how to overcome it and in a short time Elliot threw his first 360 and rode it away.

After a few 360’s we moved onto the jump line and here I worked on Elliot’s step up technique and soon he was happy to ride the quarter pipe into the step up and over the following jump.

The plan was to then twist the resi after riding the step up but tiredness crept in and called a halt to a very good days riding.
Keep us informed on how you develop Elliot!


Murray’s one to one


Murray attended a group session a few months back but now felt it was time to come back for a one to one session.
As always I put Murray through the skills check to see what installed and what is still a work in progress.
1st technique was pumping which we covered before but this time Iwas able to ramp it up a bit and show how to bi laterally pump too.
On to the drop technique and it was here that Murray had confidence issues,. slowly, I sped him up once the other skills were set in and air time began to be the norm rather than the exception!
Murray was now smiling like a Cheshire cat.
We moved onto cornering and built on the footwork and looking from before and onto body positioning and also over coming the protective mechanism he has when speed increases.
We worked on 6 sections and worked on the braking areas and where footwork changes.
Gradually, tiredness began to tell on Murray and he called time on the session.
Awesome improvements and i look forward to the updates during the coming weeks.

Louise, Toni and Nigel’s session

Nigel and Toni had been with me before and wanted to attend another session to reinforce the skills and techniques we covered before but also with their friend Louise.
The skills check not only showed me what was missing from the skill set but also what had installed from before with Nigel and Toni.
From there we went through bi lateral pumping and also the dis connected bunny hop which Nigel got after a few runs.
From there I demonstrated the drop technique and all got air beneath their wheels and the smiles really beamed.
Now was time to move onto cornering and here we worked heavily on footwork and looking with Louise but also body positioning with Nigel and Louise. We worked on 6 sections on the trail and using the identified braking zones really began to flow down the trail. Confidence and commitment were developed in sections, in particular the linked section that involved a roll down into a corner but using the physical skill set no problems occured and we ended our session with smiles all round.