what a session!!! Six riders of all abilities learned to fly.
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.
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!
Paul contacted me after seeing my feedback on facebook and wanted to learn why he struggles to jump his Specialized Levo ebike. I explained it wasn’t the weight of the bike but the answer lay within a simple skill set.
I broke his skills set down and made some small adjustments and that made a huge difference. Everything then became easy for him.
Rob has been riding for years but wanted to know why his confidence has gradually waned and why his cornering wasn’t on point. Also, why does he feel like he is just hanging on at trail centres like Bike Park Wales.
I ran him through a skills check to identify for both of us why it was going wrong and I rebuilt his riding from there.
Drops, jumps, pumping, wall rides, tabletops and berms were all ridden and linked together too after the all important demonstrations from me.
Doug first came to me for coaching 4yrs ago and wanted to return to find out why he is comfortable jumping tabletops but not gaps. I laid the outline for the session in my head and worked on the subtle change in his riding techniques and that made a huge difference.
We began with riding over obstacles to enable him to feel the difference in his usual technique and to create a conscious change for him. I drops and tabletops were next before moving to gap jumping. It was awesome to see the smile on his face when he sailed over the first gap jump as he understood what he had done technically and that really made a difference mentally.