Jedi vs. Great Rock
I’m one of th very few who has been coached by both. I also live pretty much in the middle. You’ll learn a lot from both but now I and a mate have answered this question for ourselves first hand, all my coaching in the future will come from Jedi. We both think Tony has made more of a difference to our riding, not by a little but, but by a country mile. In fact, by so much, that I wonder why the two of them get compared so directly.
They don’t just teach differently, they actually teach different stuff. For me, the Jedi stuff makes so much more sense.Posted 4 years agodantsw13Member
I’ve been to both – a 1to1 with Tony, and an Alps Prep course in Hebden with Ed. They are very different in both methods and riding styles.
For me, Tony has a slight edge, but I am currently considering going back to both.
For balance, I didn’t get a coffee from Jedi(too busy correcting my faults), whereas with Ed it was pub lunch and a pint!!Posted 4 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
I’ve had two sessions with Ed and one with Jedi.
The first “Ed” session was just what I needed and it was excellent.
The second “Ed” session wasn’t so good but that was because the others in the group weren’t really up to much so I didn’t feel it developed me as a rider. Just wasted a day and £60.
As my time is precious, I then went for a one to one with Jedi. It was excellent, but cost a lot more obviously.
On balance, I’d say They are both good but, in a group situation, you pays your money and takes your chance. If you are serious about developing your riding, go one to one. It takes any uncertainty out.Posted 4 years agomaxtorqueMember
I’m not even sure they really teach the same things, other than it’s all biking obviously?
I also think it’s great that brilliant people like Tony and Ed can both work, and develop a following in such a fun industry. I’d bl**dy love to have either of their jobs! hmmm, wonder if i could do Eds now he’s missing his head??? 😉Posted 4 years agoRayMazeyMember
I’d bl**dy love to have either of their jobs! hmmm, wonder if i could do Eds now he’s missing his head???
Not saying it’s a bad job. However, not always what people think.
Basically you are a teacher / coach. However,unlike many teaching / coaching jobs, you can be standing in the rain / cold and sometimes having to deal with other distractions, when you are teaching / trying your best to minimise risk etc.
Like I say, not saying its a bad job, but you are at the end of the day coaching, not going for a ride with your mates, that said, you do meet some really nice people. Well I have anyway :o)Posted 4 years agoyunkiMember
I’ve seen them wrestle each other naked apart from a generous layer of warm goose fat.. The results obviously weren’t pretty but I know who I’d put my money on next time..
I wasn’t aware that either of them were involved in cycling tuition, or even that they rode bikes!Posted 4 years agoTracker1972Member
Seeing the kind of stuff Jedi does (going solely by the pictures and chatter around his stuff) I would love to be able to do it, but big woodwork just isn’t my kind of thing. I would bottle it at best, die at worst. Ed made a huge difference in a day to my trail riding in a mixed group and I enjoyed every minute. Including the pub lunch 🙂
Is it not horses for courses?Posted 4 years agomaxtorqueMember
You arrive at Tonys, and spend a few mins gawping at the massive gap jumps. Then Tony has you cycling around a cone, and over a small stick for an hr………….
Once you get the basics right, then you can start to play with the big boys !
(I’m still stuck at the stick level tbh 😉Posted 4 years agoRob HiltonMember
I’d be more interested in the one who can get me riding skinnies and big jumps properly
That’s actually you – others can help you along the way, but you’ll be putting the effort it. You might learn a lot in a day, but it’s the practice that comes after that’ll get you to where you want to be.Posted 4 years agoIvanDobskiMember
I’ve been to both and they did the best they could with what they had to work with… 🙁
I got different things from both to be fair and wouldn’t like to pick one or the other as being the “best”. I’ve incorporated what they’ve taught into my riding which has definitely improved and even when I’m not exactly on form I at least know what I should be doing.
My jump skills part of the Jedi day got cancelled due to high winds so I can’t really comment on this aspect of the day but I’m sure it would have been as good as the rest of the session. Jedi does a good line in fireside coffees though…
So yeah – in a nutshell they’re good but different.Posted 4 years agoLesterMember
I am 61Posted 4 years ago
mountain biking for 15 years
Gap jumping after 3 hours with Jedi !! how can you not be pleased with that,
tony seems to be able to instil confidence and release your potential.
The year before I did the 725 ft bungee at verzasca (golden eye) but my day with tony was unforgettable and immense and brought me more satisfaction
The topic ‘Jedi vs. Great Rock’ is closed to new replies.