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  • Premier Icon gelert
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    Llandegla’s Jumps and Drops course is the best money I’ve spent on any bike.

    I did it when The Don was running it and it was great.

    Al is an even better coach though and I’ve since had a private lesson with him.

    Do it. You will come away with more confidence and skills, I’m sure.

    I put up a video of my day all that time ago on YouTube – it’s cringe worthy for me to look back on it now but I couldn’t do any of it then and we successfully did everything in the day. It was awesome. I’ll dig it out.

    Premier Icon gelert
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    The Jumps and Drops course back then:

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=op0P7YsW61M[/video]

    And more recently on the same jumps. My confidence goes up and down after crashes so I’ve never really mastered jumps that are much bigger than this. Being a safer rider when jumping and dropping is what I wanted to achieve. I now pretty much always crash when cornering and not jumping or dropping so it worked 🙂

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8E0qn3wz6Ro[/video]

    Blackflag
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    Are these any good? Im thinking of the “Al Bond Jumps and Drops” course. I know the default answer on here is to go see Jedi but thats a bit far away for me.

    Premier Icon tthew
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    Mate of mine went recently as he got a gift voucher. He’s been mountain biking for years and rides stuff like Llandegla black at a rapid old pace, and is happy to jump small doubles and standard size drops. He said he got a few good tips out of it, but most of what was taught was already within his skill set.

    Probably depends on your existing confidence/experience levels.

    beiciwr64
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    I’ve done both courses!
    Al Bond,brilliant coach!
    I did a one to one with him.
    One of the best days i’ve had on a bike and the best money i’ve ever spent on biking.

    Blackflag
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    Excellent. Cheers chaps.

    Premier Icon Furious
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    Are these any good? Im thinking of the “Al Bond Jumps and Drops” course. I know the default answer on here is to go see Jedi but thats a bit far away for me.

    I’ve done both and while I hear you on Jedi being a long way to go (it was for me), it is/was on another level.

    That said, my riding did improve after the skills day at Llandegla.

    depends what level you ride at. I’ve seen a big group at llandegla (i’m talking 20 people), bunnyhopping over a small log for hours on end, maybe useful for them but also not effective.

    It’s worth getting one to one coaching if you can afford it.

    leonthepro
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    Not done the Llandegla course but did a one to one with Andrew Mee (ridewithmee) based around Manchester and one of the best bike related spends I have done. Highly recommended.

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