Today’s Session was about using both Steve’s experiences from other sports like tennis and snowboarding to enhance their mountain biking skills. Foot positioning, body and looking were all pieced together bit by bit
What a session today was. Chris was worried about the weather but the all weather trails meant we were good to go. I was able to use his snowboarding experience to really develop his mtb skills set. I worked hard with him as he’d never cleared a tabletop jump on a mtb but a snowboard jump would be no issue. I showed him why this was and he clicked straight away. jumps, turns, pumping and gap jumping all seemed easy to him suddenly.
I coached Rich in July on a public session but he wanted to return and bring his lifelong mate Joe along for a session too, so they could push their riding further. I broke their skills down and rebuilt it into a simpler and easier version of mountain biking. It really resonated with them as corners, jumps, drops, steeps and gaps all suddenly became a breeze for them.
I coach on Saturday’s during winter and today was the first. Dale made the trip down from Preston for his one to one wanting to learn to jump. I broke his skill set down and rebuilt it back, along with his mental skills too. Dale had never cleared a tabletop before today, but by the end of the session, Dale was clearing 9ft gaps!
Jon and Tim have been coached elsewhere previously and came to me via recommendation from riding buddies. They wanted to iron out any errors I could find in their riding. Positioning of body and feet were in need of correcting and that led on into the techniques required to ride obstacles, jump , drop and turn.