Below are the pics and a couple of videos from today’s jumps and drops mountain bike skills coaching . Six riders gained their wings
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.
Kai Was recommended coming to me for a session two years ago in a bar in Morzine. Today was the day and I began with isolating the physical skills and showing him why I needed to adjust his set up too. I worked on his foot placement and body positioning in all areas before I could get inside his head and rewire his mental game. Boom! what a session it was as I built the session up gradually from simple drops to tables to gaps and cornering before working on line choice and linking multiple sections and gaps on a trail.
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!!!!!
Rob and Jon have been coached by me twice each on both public and private sessions but wanted to return together and push their riding on further. I focused on their physical skill set before working on the head game and showing them the true possibilities in their riding. Drops, jumps, gaps, berms, steeps and riding over fallen trees were all taken on board and ridden . What a session!