Graham wanted to work on his riding all round. The skills check showed the weakness he has in right turns and also his technique for jumping needed isolating and correcting. From there,I built the session.
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Among other techniques but on meeting, I explained the simple skill set I teach and it’s application.I corrected their missing skills and made some small adjustments to their set up (explained in my youtube vids )
Looking and positioning were paramount in needing work and also Marks’ footwork. Jumps, drops, berms, steeps, obstacles, pumping and gap jumps were all ridden and they both understood when it was right or wrong and why.
I coached Ross two years ago and he return with riding buddy Bryan to move his riding on but also iron out some errors he felt in his riding.
I adjusted their set up and worked on positioning and the all important looking. Foot position on flat pedals made a huge difference too. I think the pictures tell the tale better than I can.
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.
Today was Max’s 3rd session and he wanted to develop his riding further as he’d already progressed to large gap jumps but found he sometimes lost control during flight.
I isolated his technique error and he understood why it was happening then I was able to gradually move him through linking gap jumps together and judging speed and distance.