Airtime - Jumps & Drops

Understand, control and love your wheels off the ground!

Our three Jumps & Drops coaching isdesigned to help you progressively learn the skills involved in navigating those 'wheels off the ground' trail features. 

From your first drop, to your first gap jump there's an option for everyone. If you'd like more advanced jump coaching, then it's best to work with one of our coaches 1:1 so please book a Private Coaching session here

Airtime Coaching options:

Youth Airtime - for our young riders. 

For advanced youth riders aged 15 & under looking to get their wheels off the ground for the first time - we recommend attending our Youth Academy sessions or booking private coaching. Riders must be very confident on their bike, have good cornering technique, control and be already riding the blue and some red trails at Swinley. This is not for beginner or intermediate riders. For young riders, it is important to gain good technique and progress safely, hence why we recommend our Youth Academy or Private Coaching.

Just the Drops 

Our Just the Drops course is designed for riders new to drops or those who would like to ride small to medium drops in control with more speed. 

We'll start from the beginning and introduce various techniques to ride drops safely - from a fast rolling technique to discussing other 'wheels off the ground' techniques; We'll start small and work our way up to larger, less rollable drops and maybe even tackle some trail sections with multiple drops to practice our technique. 

Please note, there will be NO jump practice on this course

First Air - For those NEW to getting their wheels off the ground!

Our First Air course is for riders new to wheels off the ground. 

If you've been riding a while, are increasing speed and skill on the trails, you may find yourself naturally getting wheels off the ground, or starting to panic when speed gives you that 'weightless' feeling. 

This course is designed for confident riders who are completely new to airtime. We'll start from the beginning on small drops/jumps and potentially work our way to friendly table tops.  If you're already getting air & jumping, please consider our 'Further Air' course. 

This course is also offered as a Women's Only course!

Further Air - Jump higher, further & in control

Our Further Air course is designed for riders who  ARE ALREADY gaining some air on jumps and larger drops but are looking to perfect technique, tackle higher and harder features and land safely - ready for the next trail feature. 

If you're looking for more control in the air, or trying to clear that red table then this is the course for you. We'll briefly start from the beginning to refine technique and then move on to larger tables to put it into practice. 

If you're new to getting air, try our 'First Air' course.

Please click the button below to see our schedule. You can use 'Any type' filter to choose the relevant class to see the dates. 

Just the Drops!

  • For riders new to drops or those who would like to learn various techniques for speed & control
  • Understand the need for control- which technique is best for which drop?
  • How to roll drops at speed & in control
  • What's the difference between 'push' & 'pop'? What's best & when?
  • Take each technique further with speed & larger drops
  • Riding multiple drops on trails
  • Working from small drops & may progress to non-rollable drops

First Air - For those NEW to getting wheels off the ground!

  • For riders looking to get their wheels off the ground for the first time
  • Introducing manuals & bunny hops
  • Looking at the feature approach with body position and control
  • Feeling the take off and body position for control
  • Preparing for, and landing safely
  • Focussing on basic, small jumps/drops to perfect technique & may progress to red tables

Further Air - Jump higher, further & in control

  • Approaching the Jump - Preparation for the take off
  • Jump take off technique - Get the "Pop"!
  • Figure out the right speeds and body position
  • Tabletop v Gap jump? Whats the difference and how to overcome the fear of the gap!
  • Landing preparation, and being able to be ready for the next feature or jump
  • Focussing on table jumps with a variety of take offs and may progress to small gaps

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