Harrison is 14 yrs old and wanted to work on his cornering and also judging distance when jumping. I worked on his positioning and set up, which really enhanced his physical skill set. Flat, bermed and off camber turns were smoother and faster and his jumping was more stylish too. I think the pics say it all
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!
I coached these two separately on public sessions a year or more ago. They wanted to return to develop their riding and regain lost confidence.
I broke down their skills sets and rebuilt them. Better cornering and judging effort and distance when jumping were on the menu. Steep drops, gaps, tabletops and riding obstacles all seemed simpler than previously.
Ben has a background in roller hockey and skateboarding and has recently been bitten by the mountain bike bug. He wanted to gain the illusive flow of a trail and maybe learn to jump, but the session was way more than that as I was able to use his experiences from other sports and apply them to this sport.
Dave and Andy wanted some coaching to learn to carry speed through turns , ride over logs and learn how to jump properly.
I broke their riding down and made a small adjustment to Dave’s set up and away we went. The session unfolded under the blue skies and what a session it was. Now they knew about their body positioning and understood the mental skills , their riding really bloomed.
I coached Luke last year and he wanted to return and do another session but this time with his mates Mike and Gareth.
I isolated the skills that needed work, positioning and footwork and that enabled me to work on their mental skills too.
I built the session up gradually and we applied their skills set to as many sections as possible. Tabletops, gap jumps, drops, berms and wall rides were all on the menu.