Chris’s Winter Skills Session

What a session today was. Chris was worried about the weather but the all weather trails meant we were good to go. I was able to use his snowboarding experience to really develop his mtb skills set. I worked hard with him as he’d never cleared a tabletop jump on a mtb but a snowboard jump would be no issue. I showed him why this was and he clicked straight away. jumps, turns, pumping and gap jumping all seemed easy to him suddenly.

Saturday Skills Session

I coach on Saturday’s during winter and today was the first. Dale made the trip down from Preston for his one to one wanting to learn to jump. I broke his skill set down and rebuilt it back, along with his mental skills too. Dale had never cleared a tabletop before today, but by the end of the session, Dale was clearing 9ft gaps!

Mick, Chris And Tim’s Session

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.

A Gift Voucher Present Session

Marc was given a gift voucher for his one to one session and wanted to focus on cornering and judging distance when jumping. I adjusted his set up during the skills check and also changed his footwork and positioning. All that was left was to apply the mental skills.

From The Isle Of Wight

Andrew made the trip to me after countless recommendations from fellow islanders I have coached. Looking and Positioning were the words of the day for Andrew as I set about correcting his skill set. We then applied his new skills sets to jumps, drops, corners and steeps ,among other things.

Great progress

Paul’s Mountain Bike Skills Coaching Session

I coached Paul on a public session and he wanted to return for a one to one session. This session really flew by, quite literally.

I focused on the mental skills for this one and we worked on drops and gap jumps and linking them through berms. Amazing progression!

The Return Of Sam And Mike

I coached Sam and Mike separately 6 yrs ago and they wanted to return together to work on their mental skills sets after a couple of crashes last year. I built the session gradually and pulled apart their physical skills to make them recognisable when they need them. Then it went off πŸ™‚