Alternatives to Jedi
I’ve been to Jedi twice and would only ever recommend him, I do regulalry on here. But I have a road trip coming up in mid april and I really wanted to get some coaching in as part of the trip. Unfortunately he is booked up until august!!!
So can anyone recommend any coaching in the south? Even in the south west? They need to be bloody good…Posted 5 years agoRob HiltonMember
So with that in mind your description of Ed sounds ideal
Poss. will be covering the same things?
I’d be interested in a comparison; I’ve been to Tony 3 times (so far) and have come a long way. One of my mates wants to go to dirtschool as part of a road trip but I’m a bit iffy, mostly cos I know he’d benefit masses from time with Tony cos I can really see the gaps in his technique and I know they’ll be covered nicely by him (he won’t listen to me )
Also, I know where I’d like to take my riding and I know Tony has got what I need 🙂
skills to clear a 10ft gap jump
It’s all in the mind 😉Posted 5 years ago
iain1775 – Member
In describing Ed as an opposite of Jedi, you actually described perfectly how Jedi operates!
Perhaps not so different
Iain, exactly what I was mumbling above! Defo agree.
It’s all in the mind
Damn you rob, have you been watching me? My mind is my ridings biggest problem..
I have learnt so much from Tony too, and feel like there is more to come, so I am unkeen to go elswhere.. But I kind a need to do something in april so will probs have to.Posted 5 years agobrantSubscriber
Brant, I dunno if I would ever clear a 10 ft gap! TBH despite Jedi’s image I wouldn’t define him as only someone who will teach you how to get big air, he gives you subtle stuff that helps all level. So with that in mind your description of Ed sounds ideal….
I am sure Tony Jedi could have you sailing over one. I do want to do a day with him at some point as I would love to have a go.Posted 5 years agorideslikeagirlMember
I’ve actually had a day with Jedi and Ed so can probably do a bit of a basic comparison.
Jedi – He got me riding stuff I never would have thought possible! Gap jumps, big drop offs, all things I would have usually passed on. He did focus a bit on improving riding technique too but mainly provided a huge confidence boost
Ed – I’d say he was less of a “lets clear this gap jump that you never thought possible” and more of a lets improve general existing technique guy. Rode Lee Quarry with Ed and I’d definitely say my riding has got faster and more controlled following my sesh with him
So if you want to improve riding technique and speed, go for EdPosted 5 years ago
If you want to learn new skills and get confidence riding things you shy away from previously, go for JedimikewsmithSubscriber
The ones I know are up north but big thumbs up to the Guys at Cyclewise for sorting my skills out. It was all the little things that added up into a much faster rider.Posted 5 years ago
These things are all about getting out what you want or need. If you want to clear 10ft gaps go to someone who teaches that and has the setup. For me at the time it was pumping, flow, and technical trails I was pushing on and specifically doing better in the mega.
The most important bit is the intro and setting out what you want to get from it. I’d probably never book a group session unless it was with 1 or 2 very good mates with similar aims. I would also avoid anyone who didn’t ask what I was after from the session.grittyshakerMember
I did a two day “Flow” course with Ed at Gisburn a couple of years ago.
He has a lovely coaching approach; a patience that comes through not just in the pace of activities but in the way he speaks calmly, confidently and reassuringly to explain things. He’s good at working the group dynamic to push (gently) each individual’s skills. There was ample time over the two days to reflect on the skills learned (over long lunches at the D&P) and at no point did the coaching feel rushed.
The activities were a mixture of improving flow in “normal” trail riding (using berms, rises and compressions to “pump” momentum from the trail, “chin-up” observation and “body steering”) and also riding obstacles (steep drop-ins, drop offs, jumps).
I rode some sections I’d previously have balked at, had some fun with some nice people, and went away knowing what I needed to work on to improve.
I’d have another session with Ed. I probably should.Posted 4 years ago
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