Rob wanted to understand jumping so I broke the phases down for him but only once I’d isolated the techniques involved. I worked on footwork and positioning in all ares of his riding and what a change it was.
10 Jul 2019Sticky Post
Mark and his son Oisan made the journey across from Wales for a mountain bike skills session with me after hearing recommendations.
I began by correcting their physical skill sets and then I worked on their head game. Cornering was a huge thing to work on and they got better and better as well as riding wall rides, gaps, tabletops and drops.
I coached Kelvin back in May and he returned along with two riding buddy’s Mick and Paul. I ran them all through my skills check and positioning in all areas needed working on before I could move them through the session. What a session it was! Wall rides, tabletop and gap jumping, cornering, riding over obstacles to name just a few.
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.
Amazing riding guys!
I last coached Emma over 4yrs ago and two children later she wanted to return to lay the foundation for her return to riding with her buddy Bethan.
I broke down the physical skills and the application in the techniques I teach. A few set up changes and we were way.
I worked on cornering in berms and singletrack, steep drop offs, pumping and drops, i was able to introduce jumping too.
It was so good to see them progress in their own time but making choices using the framework I give them.
What a session today turned out to be. Jack, Tom, Rich, Gary, Sam and Ben arrived and I started to work on their physical skills and then applying them to the techniques required in various situations found commonly on trails. We had laughs and fun but everyone learned what and why things happen on the trails and the effect they have.
Gaps,wall rides, berms, tabletops, woodwork drops and gaps, steeps and linking sections together were all on the menu. Another fantastic Friday