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    DH one on one coaching

    a friend of mine who owns a bikeshop offered to teach me the finer things in DH to get my butt faster down the trail. he's a former national team dh member and he's in line to be a coach to the future national squad. he's charging me for the gas as his pickup is the one we'll use to shuttle and some food money so good deal i guess (should amount to the whopping total of USD22.00)

    how's your experience in these one on one coaching scenarios? did you learn a lot or did the coach just said "do it" without being mindful about the skills of the student (you)?

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    I wish I had a coach, and I would pay allot more than that. It always helps to get someone elses opinion on your ridding. If he offered then he is probably genuinely concerned about your ridding!
    OMG GUISE IT HAZ A AIER SHOCK WTF OO DUZ THAT?!?!?

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    well yeah i'm one of his best customers and i hang out at his shop a lot and plus i genuinely like the guy (sounds f*cking gay). and my riding sucks hahahahha.

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    jump at it.....your learning curve will skyrocket....that price is cheap
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    ill coach you for a 12 pack...

    but im not good either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gil_caz
    ill coach you for a 12 pack...

    but im not good either.

    of Beck's
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    It is nice to get another riders "constructive criticism" or praise about your riding style/abilities. Coach or not. I say go for it, especially if you fell it will make you a better rider.
    "We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."

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    I'd love to be able to get a lesson in DH like you can in skiing.

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    All my coaches are like 5x faster and they just say dont use your brakes and disappear from sight after they round the 2nd corner

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    Quote Originally Posted by chober
    All my coaches are like 5x faster and they just say dont use your brakes and disappear from sight after they round the 2nd corner

    You're coaches are lame and don't deserve to be called coaches

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    One thing about coaching is just because you can ride don't mean you can coach. If you're a good rider, it's actually difficult to understand why you can do what you can do, and then be able to pass that knowledge on to someone else in terms they can understand.

    If you have a coach who actually knows how to teach skills then you'll have a good experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karupshun
    You're coaches are lame and don't deserve to be called coaches
    haha yea, they aren't really coaches, they just guys I ride with who are all way faster than me. They don't understand why I'm so slow.

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    Funny how most professional athletes have coaches, so why shouldn't downhill racers have a coach too. A must for pros and a benefit to anyone else wanting to improve.
    I have watched Gene Hamilton coach and he does an amazing job.
    Want to get faster and smoother: Hire a coach.

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    Coaches are good, but I think it's also good to DIY, the internet has a lot of resource material.

    Highly recommended: www.leelikesbikes.com

    Try doing it yourself first, then decide if you want someone to coach you.

    But since you got a sweet deal on coaching, go ahead. You're lucky.
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    A few things you can definitely gain from a dedicated coach who is a talented rider is a new perspective on line choices (or lack thereof). Things that you normally shy away from or ride around will become history if you have someone to show you the straight line mentality of just launching over stuff or bombing through it instead of picking your way around it. Another gain is going to be the "lead-ins" a much faster rider can provide to show you how much speed you need to clear certain sections, make that gap jump, or roll that intimidating drop.
    I think I could get way faster with a coach.
    People wait for me on the way up. I wait for them on the way down.

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    I've never had a DH coach or done a camp/clinic but I've been at Snowshoe several times when the Shaums March camp was going on. I've talked to riders from the camp and they said it was great and really helped their riding. I guess its all in who the coach is...
    "That which does not kill you makes you stronger"

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    Most out of America pro's do have coaches. America just sucks for DH, but it is growing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karupshun
    You're coaches are lame and don't deserve to be called coaches
    .............+1
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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