Friday, 31 May 2013

Taking the sketchy out of the riders from Kent

  Adrian, Rachel, James and Mark turned up as arranged and I proceeded with my skills check and found body positioning and looking faults and along with a set up change to help things along we set off to the drops to apply their new skills. I worked on their mental skills here too and soon they were up in the air and dropping perfectly, I was even able to show Mark and James why their skills enabled them to style it too.
 We moved onto the skills trail and over the next couple of hours we worked on linking 14 sections of the trail together using their skills sets. Pumping, rockgardens, steps, absorbing up slopes, and drops were all linked to flat, bermed, off camber and switchback turns. I worked n line choice and braking control and soon they were riding faster and smoother than ever.

  We moved onto the 6ft tabletop and gap jump and soon they were flying into the air and landing on the transition perfectly. Rachel was one of the riders to ride the gap jump and the smile on her face said it all.
 Next, we moved onto the pump and jump trail and I worked on pumping to gain free speed from the trail and jumping and soon they were linking 2 chicane berms together at the end too. I covered manualing sections too and Mark really got to grips with it to. It was awesome to watch them all pumping and absorbing so fluidly. I could see they were tiring and soon after the erros crept in and i ended the session as I knew they were tired. Amazing session.


  1. Thanks Tony a awesome day had buy all we all have things to take away and apply to our riding in the coming months. Will let you know how our new found skill set comes on. Your truly are a Jedi master. Mark

  2. great day, thanks again, learnt so much, still smiling!
    I managed to do the ride gap jump after you left and the larger drop on the trail down the hill :-) Adrian