Jumps session with ‘Jedi’ booked, any tips?

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  • Premier Icon Akers
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    I’m booked on a ‘Jumps and Drops’ day at UK Bike Skills next week. I’ve not been for any coaching before. Does anyone who’s been for coaching, at UK Bike Skills or elsewhere, have any tips for me? Cheers.

    Premier Icon grahamt1980
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    You don’t need tips, just go with an open mind and enjoy it

    Premier Icon scaredypants
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    take lots of food

    enjoy yourself

    Don’t forget your Maxle!

    Premier Icon jairaj
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    Double check bike and equipment are all working in advance so you have time to sort out any problems.

    Take more food and water than you would normally for a ride of similar length.  For some reason I also get knackered quickly on lessons.  I guess it’s because the brain is working overtime too?

    other than that, go enjoy, try to absorb as much as you can. You may not nail all the things tought in the lesson but remember what you are tought and practice practice practice!

    Premier Icon frogstomp
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    Make sure you practise the stuff you learn afterwards!

    kayla1
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    Just enjoy it! +1 on practising stuff after the fact as well 🙂

    Premier Icon Akers
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    Thanks everyone. Bike will definitely get a thorough check over on Sunday, I’ll make extra sarnies too!

    Practising after will be the tricking bit. Maybe I’ll take an afternoon off and spend time looping the runs around the Clubhouse area at Swinley.

    Premier Icon DezB
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    looping the runs around the Clubhouse area at Swinley

    For jump practice?

    Premier Icon Akers
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    For jump practice?

    Yeah. The small stuff on Camel seems as good a place to start as any for practising technique learnt, then move up from there. Not a good idea?

    I’m open to better suggestions from the STW collective mind…

    Rob Hilton
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    The small stuff on Camel seems as good a place to start as any for practising technique learnt, then move up from there. Not a good idea?

    Perfect thinking; if its not working on small stuff it won’t work on bigger stuff

    Assume you know nothing.

    Have an open mind.

    Enjoy every minute.

    Take enough food for energy for the whole day.

    Do not plan to drive home urgently. I was in a total daze with mental as well as physical exhaustion at the end of the day.

    Premier Icon nwmlarge
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    dress for any weather as you will ride in rain.

    I would also check your brake pads, its a short hill you will use them a lot

    take party rings too

    Premier Icon onewheelgood
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    Get a decent night’s sleep beforehand. Don’t have a hangover. Enjoy!

    Premier Icon DezB
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    The small stuff on Camel seems as good a place to start

    Dunno! Didn’t realise there was still anything jumpy at Swinley. Will have to get Weeksy to show us 🙂

    Premier Icon weeksy
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    Not me DezB, i heard that on another thread a month or two ago and have absolutely no idea what they’re on about 🙂

    Premier Icon DezB
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    Never mind 🙂

    Premier Icon howsyourdad1
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    decide if you have a preference for suicide no handers or huge heel clickers

    Premier Icon maxtorque
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    FFS don’t tell him his coffee sucks……..   😉

    (or your first practice jump will be a 35 foot gap…..  😉

    Premier Icon goby
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    Yep he is brilliant, as said previously take food and water and come away chuffed to bits! I must go again to build my confidence back up.

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