Otto and his wife Deb’s wanted to come to me after hearing from his friends bout going to see the Jedi (my nickname). The skills check showed looking,footwork and positioning needed correcting and that would then allow them to explore the mental skills in their riding.
The boys arrived on time and I ran them through my skills check and set up check. I found footwork and positioning needed work and then i gradually built the session around using the skill set both physical and mentally.
I coached Chris a few years ago and he returned with his riding buddy Jim before he is off to Canada for a riding holiday. They both wanted to push their riding further but also identify and errors in their skills sets.
I discovered that Chris needed work on right hand turns and that Jim needed his footwork and positioning sorted before we could move to jumping tabletops and drops. I worked hard on their berm riding and they grew faster as control enhanced. The whole session grew and grew with wall rides, gaps to 16ft, linking drops and multiple gap jumps and turns as well a wood to wood gaps.
Bob wanted a one to one session with myself so he could focus on the things that scare him on his bike. He started mtbing in his 50’s and is keen to learn from the position of a complete beginner, or so he thought.
I made some small adjustments to his bike and placed a skill set into his mind and body. What a difference it all made. He was jumping tabletops and a gap jump in just over an hour after learning to apply the same skill set to riding over obstacles. I think the pictures and video show how it went.
Rachel and Tom wanted to understand the why and what to do in their mountain biking. I broke their skills right down and rebuilt them, focusing on body positioning and looking and then applying those to the techniques required in mountain biking.
They wanted to learn cornering and drops but I was able to do more than that as I showed them steep drop offs, jumps, pumping and linking berms together to.
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.