Today was an awesome public session with all the riders eager to fly. the pics below tell the tale
Greg and Kamil wanted to gain confidence in their riding, particularly cornering and jumping. They commonly washed out the front wheel in turns and wanted to know why. The skills check showed them why as I found foot and body positioning were in need or changing and that led on to developing their mental skills sets.
I have coached Gerald before, two years ago in fact and he wanted to return to find out why he feels so sketchy in corners but also to move his riding on further. He showed me a video of his riding and washing out in turns but I’d already seen why when watching him ride his bike during the skills check. I worked hard on his footwork and positioning and linking drops and gaps into turns all session long. What a session it was too!!!!!
Rob and Jon have been coached by me twice each on both public and private sessions but wanted to return together and push their riding on further. I focused on their physical skill set before working on the head game and showing them the true possibilities in their riding. Drops, jumps, gaps, berms, steeps and riding over fallen trees were all taken on board and ridden . What a session!
I coached Jim and Paul two years ago and they returned to work on their jumping for next years planned Alps trip and wanted to know how to gain height and distance when jumping. I isolated the physical skills set and then worked on the head game. I then built the session gradually, always checking the pace of the session was ok for them. What a session it was. Riding over obstacles, tabletops, gap jumps, drops to 5ft and smooth and fast cornering too.
Richard and his son Ben wanted a session to get their wheels off the ground and to stop being so start/stop in corners. I worked on footwork and positioning as well as the all important mental skills too. We applied their new skill sets to drops, jumps, a gap jump, berms and steeps . A cracker of a session.