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Where There’s A Will

I coached Will today (see what I did there?) and he wanted to understand what he was doing and why when hitting jumps and drops. I isolated his skills set and showed him what needed working on.

I also worked on the head game too as we moved through lots of applications for the techniques I teach.

David Uses His Gift Voucher

David was given a gift voucher for a private one to one skills session and today was the day. Already an experienced rider on technical singletrack he wanted to understand riding jumps and drops more and also berm riding.

I broke down his skills set and rebuilt his riding and also gave him a framework of things to ask himself when challenged by a feature on a trail.

Cracker of a day too!

Jump And Drops Public Session 21/10

The guys came to me wanting to understand what to do and why when riding jumps and drops. Public sessions are a great gateway for riders to be coached by me before deciding on private tuition. We started small and built up from there.

I’ll let the pics and videos tell the story of today.

Autumn Skills Session

Dan made the trip down to me from Stoke and wanted to get more confident jumping and riding overall. I had to work on his footwork and body positioning and adjusted his set up as per my YouTube videos. I worked on cornering, pumping, drops, steeps, jumps and a couple of gap jumps too!

Four Friends

Ian, Roger, Dave and Jon came to me via recommendation and they described their abilities as non existent. The skills check showed the missing skills and armed with that info, I proceeded to change how they thought about riding their bikes. We worked on cornering, linking sections together, riding obstacles, drops, jumps, steep drop offs and drops into corners too.

Another fantastic Friday.

Matt Returns with Three Mates

I coached Matt on a public session in May and he wanted to return with his 3 mates David, Iain and Dave for a private session to work on their individual skill sets even though their abilities differed. I focused on positioning hugely today with them and that followed onto their head game.

The session moved through hopping logs to cornering, steeps, drops, jumps and gaps.

All four of them concentrated on their missing skills and worked hard at redressing them and slowly it all pieced together, with a few laughs thrown in too.

Mick, Chris And Tim’s Session

I had coached Chris and Mick a couple of years ago and this time they were here with their mate Tim for his 50th birthday present. Tim was worried about being able to ride the stuff they would but his fears soon were forgotten. I had to work on positioning in corners as well as when jumping. They wanted to get better at drops but also gaps too.

Jonny’s session

I have coached Jonny a few times over the years and he wanted to return as he had begun to feel like he was being bucked on jumps and landing heavy front wheel and knew I could correct this, aloso his cornering in his words had gone to shit. I broke his skills set right down again so he could understand what he was doing and why then I pieced it all back together again. Boom! what a change.