I coached Kelvin back in May and he returned along with two riding buddy’s Mick and Paul. I ran them all through my skills check and positioning in all areas needed working on before I could move them through the session. What a session it was! Wall rides, tabletop and gap jumping, cornering, riding over obstacles to name just a few.
Andrea wanted to gain control of his trail riding and learn how to flow through trails more. I discovered he was weaker in his right hand turns and also that he gave away positioning when descending too.
I focused on footwork and body positioning and we applied the corrected skills to the techniques required. Steeps, drops, riding over obstacles, flat, bermed and off camber corners and pumping were all worked on . A brilliant session unfolded as Andrea embedded his new riding skills.
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.
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!