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
Graham of http://www.sixthelement.co.uk wanted to come to me for coaching and to understand why he has always struggled with getting into the air.
I focused on his foot positioning and body positioning throughout the session and used his muscle memory of skiing to really enhance his riding.
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 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.
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.