Whistler Preparation

I coached Chris a few years ago and he returned with his riding buddy Jim before he is off to Canada for a riding holiday. They both wanted to push their riding further but also identify and errors in their skills sets.

I discovered that Chris needed work on right hand turns and that Jim needed his footwork and positioning sorted before we could move to jumping tabletops and drops. I worked hard on their berm riding and they grew faster as control enhanced. The whole session grew and grew with wall rides, gaps to 16ft, linking drops and multiple gap jumps and turns as well a wood to wood gaps.

Amazing riding guys!

The Henley Boys

What a session today turned out to be. Jack, Tom, Rich, Gary, Sam and Ben arrived and I started to work on their physical skills and then applying them to the techniques required in various situations found commonly on trails. We had laughs and fun but everyone learned what and why things happen on the trails and the effect they have.

Gaps,wall rides, berms, tabletops, woodwork drops and gaps, steeps and linking sections together were all on the menu. Another fantastic Friday

Andy From Austrailia

Andy lives in Perth, Australia and wanted to have some mountain bike skills coaching from me whilst visiting family over here.

Andy wanted to work on cornering technique and jumps and drops, but first I had to work on his physical skill set and correct his footwork, looking and positioning.

The mental skills set laid the framework of choice of what to ride and why on trails and the session went from strength to strength.

Ian And Mark Wanted To Learn To Jump

Among other techniques but on meeting, I explained the simple skill set I teach and it’s application.I corrected their missing skills and made some small adjustments to their set up (explained in my youtube vids )

Looking and positioning were paramount in needing work and also Marks’ footwork. Jumps, drops, berms, steeps, obstacles, pumping and gap jumps were all ridden and they both understood when it was right or wrong and why.

Mike, Tony And Chris Pre Alps Session

Mike and the boys booked in to understand what they needed to do in their riding s and how it can help them on their annual Alps trip.

I broke down their skills sets and found Footwork and positioning needed work and Later, their Looking skills too.

Immediately, I adjusted their set ups and they felt the difference.

Drops suddenly felt simple, Riding over large obstacles and jumps became easy and cornering became faster too.

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.

Two Tftuned Ladies

Dee and Amy work for Tftuned.com suspension tuning company and arrived as arranged for 10am. We chatted about their needs and expectations for the mountain bike skills coaching session. Cornering and possibly getting air under their wheels was on that list. The skills check showed the areas in their physical skill sets that needed work and a small set up change assisted the skills change further.

It wasn’t long before they could easily get their front wheel into the air and then off of drops to 3ft too. I worked on cornering next and also pumping and maintaining connection to the ground when riding multiple mounds on a trail. Soon they were choosing to jump them instead and flow through three berms. Steeps drops were a bit of a mental barrier, but by application of their new mental and physical skills it all clicked into place and became easy.