This was Dan’s 4th mountain bike skills coaching session with me in as many years and he wanted to gain more confidence when jumping gaps and judging effort and speed when linking jumps together.. I tweaked his cornering too!
16 Jul 2019Sticky Post
Mike and Chris came to me after reading reviews and wanted to learn to jump. As they both skateboarded before I was able to use their muscle memory from this to really enhance their skills sets both mentally and physically.
I broke their skills down and formed new techniques as I corrected looking and positioning for them. I worked on drops, steeps, cornering, jumping tabletops and gaps and linking them too!
Nick came to me for mountain bike skills coaching to understand why his jumping was hit and miss and lacked height too. The skills check showed him why and also that he was weak in his cornering too. I worked hard on his positioning and footwork in all areas and in particular jumps and right hand turns.
I first coached Nick back in March on a public session when he’d not previously got any airtime before. I developed his riding in that session and he booked 3 more private sessions to really embed the skills and keep check on any lapse.
Today was about reaffirming the mental and physical skills and gradually moving on. He wanted to get more comfortable judging effort and speed for distance and that was done, even linking gaps to 18ft. Woodwork drops and gaps, corners and slight physical tweeks to enable him to easily flow through the trails.
Brilliant session, celebrated by beers Nick brought with him for the end of the session.
Michael has ridden the Alps a few times and wanted to learn the secret to jumping
Luke came to me for mountain bike skills coaching as he wanted to get faster in corners but also learn to jump as he feels a dead sailor when jumping.
I broke his skills right down and rebuilt them with only what he needed to do rather than what he thought he should do. The results were awesome!