The Flow course delivers a philosophy of riding that will allow you to ride the whole trail smoother, more composed and ultra efficiently. Tricky trail features will soon become tools to maintain and gain speed, and corners will serve to change direction with pace and style. If you find yourself out of breath and in a constant cycle of pedalling hard then braking harder, the flow course is for you.Pro Ride MTB
The day is structured in a similar fashion to the previous progress course I had been on. Again video feedback is extensively used, it really does provide good instant feedback on how you are doing. The videos make it easy to see what you are doing, and where your technique needs working on.
The flow course concentrates as implied on making the trail flow and not losing speed and having to work to get it back. A recap on body position and bike set up starts the day before moving on to pumping and squashing features. This in turn is then put to practice to manage rollers and to keep speed in bermed corners.
- Pumping for speed – How and where to pump so you can gain free speed on any trail whilst maintaining a balanced and strong body position.
- Squashing for control and speed – Squashing bumps, jumps, drops, rocks and rough sections so you can approach trail features with full confidence and ride faster.
- Line choice and optimum speed – Choosing smooth and fast lines on the trail and learning the optimum speed to make trail features flow.
- Advanced Flat corners – Leaning the bike and how to carve turns, maintaining grip and how to keep your speed. Mastering the drills so you can continue to improve after the course.
- Advanced Berms – How to stay off the brakes, lean more than ever before and exit even faster. Take away techniques to constantly improve your skills.
- Focus and Flow – Analysis of a full trail including how and when to use core skills and speed techniques to make the trail flow.