Tom From Australia Pt2

So today was a follow on session from part one yesterday. I spent time first up reinforcing the things we covered yesterday and soon he was primed and ready to push on further.

I then moved into linking jumps with short run ups between so Tom could really focus on the separation of techniques. I worked more on his mental skill set today and he applied them to riding woodwork, Narrow run up drops, steeps and linking sections even more.

What a fantastic two days it was and Tom ended the session happy and knowing what to work on and why.

Tom From Australia Pt1

Tom has come over from Australia for two consecutive sessions. I coached Tom 3 yrs ago on a singletrack skills public session and he returned for more coaching.

I capitalised on his sporting background to really reinforce his skills set physically and mentally.

I covered lots of different applications of the skills today, from riding over logs to riding gap jumps. I was able to show him why he was loosing his front wheel on left hand turns as well as linking jumps together too.

Tomorrow , I will build on the awesome foundation we built today.

A 3rd Session For Max

Today was Max’s 3rd session and he wanted to develop his riding further as he’d already progressed to large gap jumps but found he sometimes lost control during flight.

I isolated his technique error and he understood why it was happening then I was able to gradually move him through linking gap jumps together and judging speed and distance.

A Father And Son Session

Lucaz and his 10yr old son Artur arrived for coaching wanting to get better at judging speed and to get over their mental block of gap jumps.

What a session it turned into as as soon as I had corrected their set ups and physical skills errors it all clicked. Gaps to 13ft, 14ft tabletops and linking gaps and jumps together, drops, style, berms, wall rides you name it. They even started jumping over each other!

Nick’s 5th Session

Today was Nick’s 5th session. I didn’t start where we left off last session as that’s not coaching, instead I broke it down to isolate his riding as he felt an error had crept in.

I worked on the separation of the jump and drop technique and that made a big difference.

Debbie And Jason Fly

Debbie and Jason came to me via recommendation and wanted to get to grips with jumping and understand what they should do and why.

I isolated their physical skills sets and repaired any errors I found. It wasn’t long before they were riding drops with ease and that continued when we moved to clearing tabletop jumps and gaps.

Cornering was another area that needed work as well as riding steep drop offs.