Who here has been "Jedi" improved?
A few of us from Biketragic did it last year, and it were great.
You won’t believe how little you knew about cornering, or how good a skittering rear wheel feels 🙂
Mistake I made was not practising enough over the next few days which I need to do when learning anything, but he doesn’t mind answering questions related to the course after the event.
Kit and bikes wear out with use, whereas skills get polished.Posted 6 years agometalheartSubscriber
Sorry but the guy is a frikkin fruit cake.
He spent the evening talking about trails being living entities and having energy.
And that tree roots ‘don’t exist’.
And after a one-to-one I still managed to fall off. on a blue!
So, when he starts talking about having your ‘Steve Peat’ day, run, run away…
Seriously I’d give him a miss if I were you…. 😉Posted 6 years agolittlegirlbunnyMember
He managed to get me braking with my index finger within 15 minutes after me trying for months and months.
He’s always there to give me advice when I need it and has been worth every penny.
An absolute legend and deserves every ounce of good feedback he getsPosted 6 years ago_tom_Member
Yeah it was worth it. Improved my riding so much, noticed it especially this summer. A year on I still hear him in my head when I’m riding “outside foot down, look where you’re going” etc 🙂
edit – as for how I improved as a rider.. this time last year I was terrified of even small jumps after a big crash on the Ski Run tabletop at FOD. By the end of this summer I was doing all the main black jump trails and some double blacks at Whistler, and all but the very biggest drops (medium GLC and the large ladder drops were as far as I got) 🙂Posted 6 years agomboySubscriber
The man knows his stuff, and how to get you to put it into practice.
Not a huge amount more to say really, other than that there are few people that can ride a bike as well as he can, and few people that have good teaching skills. He has both, which makes him as rare as the proverbial that might fall from the back end of a rocking horse.
Money well spent…Posted 6 years ago5AMMember
I am one of Tony’s apprentices in “the force.” 8 months ago dropping of a curb was about the limit of my capabilities, I’ve now had 2 lessons 6 months apart and have recently hit a 7 foot drop and cleared a 22 foot table. Not only that but I can keep up with the kids that are 15 years younger, and been riding far longer.
In my eyes it’s all down to Tony’s teaching., and every time I ride I feel like a kid again. Worth every penny!Posted 6 years agovinnyehSubscriber
Money very well spent, but you already know that before you go, don’t you. 😉
Jedi walks his own path, there’s no point in practicing, preparing, or reading up on the ‘attack position’ – you’ll be pretty much starting from square 1, but it’s a lot of fun, and his enthusiasm is tremendous.Posted 6 years ago
]f you’ve been on another skills course, odds are you’ll have stuff to unlearn- he’s quite counter-establishment.ononeorangeSubscriber
Myself + Mrs Ononeorange.
Absolutely superb. The only person to have got both Mrs O’s wheels off the ground (if that doesn’t sound dodgy). We went away just afterwards to Sardinia and were relative riding gods (well, sort of. In our eyes maybe).
Lots of things improved, all hard to define, but the easiest thing to say is confidence.Posted 6 years agoMurrayMember
I hate Tony. He’s changed me from a contented bridleway basher into an aspiring singletrack rider. He made me get my wheels off the ground, go faster round corners and enjoy speed. How could you do that to me Tony? Won’t someone think of the children?
See you next year Tony – have a good Xmas.Posted 6 years agorickonSubscriber
Me and the missus are booked in for March, I’ve done a few skills days with various people and really benefited from them, but I still suck technically, so I’m hoping Tony can tighten up my technical descending and give me some things to work and practice on.
Really looking forward to it, and it’s a Month before my girlfriend’s race at the UK 24 champs, so I’m expecting her to be hucking off everything for 24 hours afterwards 😉Posted 6 years agosoobaliasMember
i saw jedi for an mtb session a couple of years ago, transformed my riding dont think i got faster or went larger in fact i got lazier, i put in less effort but it comes out smoother easier faster
still figures as one of the best days riding i have ever had and plan to repeat it early next year, off the back of some rehab/physio
i was so happy with his teaching abilities i took my step son for a bmx session at Corby. Atkins is equally legendry, the lad just turned 18 still beams when he remembers his dayPosted 6 years agophilconsequenceMember
mrsconsequence and I in separate sessions.
herts is a sanctuary for everything good about riding, most importantly that huge beaming grin from Tony as you nail something for the first time with unbelievable ease realising that he wasn’t lying when he told you that you’ve already got the skills to do it!Posted 6 years agosoobaliasMember
IME i dont think anyone would really benefit from two consecutive days – I was blown apart by my day, with so much to practise and still benefitting months/years later. I know people who have gone for another session a few months later tho when the initial skills have bedded in
Any negative experiences, either directly or friend of a friend?Posted 6 years ago
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