Micheal had a big accident a few years ago and wanted to return to mountain biking a year ago. He came to me via recommendation and I broke his skill set down and rebuilt it back to where he could apply simple technique everywhere. Footwork and positioning were worked on in all areas of his riding, once corrected i could work on the all important application of the mental skills.
Henry wanted to work on his cornering and his lack of fluidity when riding singletrack. I was able to draw on his skiing and snowboarding experiences to develop his skills set when mountain biking. I worked on his positioning when entering sections of trail as well as his looking too. Berms, flat and off camber corners, drops, jumps, steep drop offs and rocks were all simpler than ever and easier than he’d imagined.
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!!!!!
Paul has had a couple of big accidents over the past couple of years and has been on a search for the reason why. His path led to me and my skills check showed him why. I worked hard on his weaker right sided turns but mostly his positioning to a point where he could apply his mental skills. It was a joy to watch him fly!
Mark and his son Oisan made the journey across from Wales for a mountain bike skills session with me after hearing recommendations.
I began by correcting their physical skill sets and then I worked on their head game. Cornering was a huge thing to work on and they got better and better as well as riding wall rides, gaps, tabletops and drops.