SKILLS CLASSES ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Jumps Skills Class - Timeline classes will run for up to 3 hours
Beginner and Intermediate classes
Introduction, bike check and setup - 20 to 30 mins
Meeting at Dodzy’s Skills Park car park or Waipa carpark for registration and sign waivers.
Get to know the riders, where and what they like to ride the most.
Safety check for bikes and look at bike setup(looking at suspension pressures, rebound and compression. Also looking at lever and bar positioning)
Getting on the bike - 10 to 20 mins
Make sure they are confident with gear changes and safely using brakes.
Body position - go through body position on the bike, concentrating on the aggressive or descend position.
Keeping wheels on the ground - 10 to 15 mins
Theory of squashing a jump
When and why
On one jump, practice gradually increasing speed and keeping wheels in contact with the ground
Pumping - 10 to 15 mins
Breaking down pumping the bike into basic movements
Explaining how pumping is important to jumping and riding in general
Demonstration and then practice
Getting wheels off the ground - 20 to 30 mins
Looking at getting airborne on small table top jumps (Dodzy’s Skills Park or Dipper)
Talk through stages of jumping (Approach, Pump, Takeoff, in air, Landing, Riding out)
Working up speed into one feature until wheels can come off the ground
Practice on multiple features - approximately 1 hour
Practice hitting different features and linking them together, both squashing and clearing the jumps
Depending on confidence and competence move to slightly large features as appropriate
Wrap-up - 10 mins
Quickly go back over the points covered in the course:
Linking features together