Ben has a background in roller hockey and skateboarding and has recently been bitten by the mountain bike bug. He wanted to gain the illusive flow of a trail and maybe learn to jump, but the session was way more than that as I was able to use his experiences from other sports and apply them to this sport.
Dave and Andy wanted some coaching to learn to carry speed through turns , ride over logs and learn how to jump properly.
I broke their riding down and made a small adjustment to Dave’s set up and away we went. The session unfolded under the blue skies and what a session it was. Now they knew about their body positioning and understood the mental skills , their riding really bloomed.
I coached Luke last year and he wanted to return and do another session but this time with his mates Mike and Gareth.
I isolated the skills that needed work, positioning and footwork and that enabled me to work on their mental skills too.
I built the session up gradually and we applied their skills set to as many sections as possible. Tabletops, gap jumps, drops, berms and wall rides were all on the menu.
Philip had a bad crash last year and wanted to come to me for coaching to understand what went wrong and to understand what to do to correct it.
I worked hard on Phil’s footwork and positioning during this session and his riding went from strength to strength. It wasn’t long before he was self diagnosing any errors too.
Mik and Sarah have been riding for years and wanted to learn to handle jumps and drops, but also to understand why.
I broke down their skills sets and adjusted their set ups before moving on to applying a new skill set to their riding. Footwork, looking and positioning were all tweaked and moulded until things began to happen and I built on that. I think the pics and vids tell the story perfectly.
I have coached Ally last year and he wanted to return, this time bringing Alex, Rowan and Danny with him.
I broke down their set up and skills sets before rebuilding them into being more comfortable and confident riders.
Drops, steeps, berms, riding obstacles, Gaps and linking sections of trail together were all covered. The pics speak for themselves.