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.
I have coached Jonny a few times over the years and he wanted to return as he had begun to feel like he was being bucked on jumps and landing heavy front wheel and knew I could correct this, aloso his cornering in his words had gone to shit. I broke his skills set right down again so he could understand what he was doing and why then I pieced it all back together again. Boom! what a change.
Adrian was given a voucher for a private session and his riding buddy Simon joined him. Ade rides an ebike and Si a standard mtb but this didn’t matter at all.
I worked on the physical and mental skills in this session and they really improved in a short space of time. Even errors were being self diagnosed too.
I moved them on through section after section and linked jumps, drops, gaps, berms and so on together. What a session guys!
Kev and Jon wanted a private session to focus on jumping and ironing out any habits their collective years of mountain biking had embedded. When I said how about the good stuff you already do they looked puzzled. I focused on foot positioning, looking and body positioning to begin with and after a set up change to enhance this, I started to unlock their mental game too. It’s not about the bike either as Jon rode an ebike and kevin rode a regular mtb.