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Intermediate Gravity Enduro
December 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am$99
Pre-requisites for doing this class
- Must have done our Intro to GE session AND achieved a satisfactory result according to our coaches or,
- Is well known to one of our PMBIA coaches who vouches you qualify or,
- Have completed a One on One Private GE Intro Pre-requisite session prior to the Intermediate GE class or,
- Are a strong, all round intermediate/advanced cross country rider and will be able to exhibit this on the day if required prior to the class commencing.Feel free to shoot us an email or message via Facebook if you have any questions.
Tickets limited - available at bottom of page.
Our Intermediate Gravity Enduro Session is a 3 hour session of lessons on a gravity enduro track with experienced, globally accredited mountain bike instructors who also have many years of experience in downhill racing. The session has limited places in order to better facilitate participant experience and learning, as well as risk management. The Intermediate Gravity Enduro Session will concentrate on stepping up the foundation skills learned in our Intro to Gravity Sessions to encourage a more race pace flow and skill base in your riding.
Ourimbah Mountain Bike Park - To get to the XC trailhead travel 600m up Red Hill Rd (drive on dirt road past the Tree Tops Adventure Park) at 275 Yarramalong Rd, Ourimbah NSW. - How To Get There MAPS
Downhill/Gravity Trails Start - To get to the GE coaching session location, continue up the hill on Red Hill Rd beyond the XC car parking and shipping container. At a major fork in the road a small sign for the DH Start directs you to the left. You are now on Scaddens Ridge Rd. Continue on for a minute or less to the Communications tower. - DH Start MAP
Google Coordinates - Put these into your Google Maps search field -33.29443 151.36670
More information will be emailed before session.
2 x Coaches, 1 x 3 ratio, max 6 riders (min 5 riders for class to go ahead)
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
Our Intermediate Gravity Enduro Session is all about helping you to develop and practice more advanced downhill skills so you can not only confidently ride gravity enduro trails but also take your gravity enduro racing more seriously.
Skills learned will include:
- Body position
- Advanced cornering quickly on flat turns and berms
- Dealing with rocks at speed
- Line choice & trail awareness
- Bike handling for more speed
- Small jump/wheel lifts/hopping/tabletops
- Location specific manoeuvres
Note: Session and program content may be altered at the coaches discretion for reasons of safety, weather, to better cater for the riders or other requirements.
IS THIS INTERMEDIATE GRAVITY ENDURO FOR ME?
I’ve started riding gravity enduro but...
“I need to learn to tackle some more challenging trail features.”
“I can’t get speed or smoothness over rocks.”
“I can’t rollover or even leap off the drops and stuff well.”
“I’m slow down hill.”
"I lose my front grip when I try to push hard through corners"
“I often accidently hit trees, banks, other riders and Ewoks.”
"Table tops slow me right down"
If any of these statements sound like you then perhaps our Intermediate Gravity Enduro Session is for you.
SESSION INFO (LENGTH, AGE)
Our Intermediate Gravity Enduro Session is approx. 3 hours in length give or take.
This is a group session for people from 13 yrs old and up. Each group may contain up to approx. 6 riders maximum. Each session will have 2 coach/instructors.
WHAT YOU NEED
Your mountain bike will need to be suited to gravity enduro/advanced cross country riding and fitted with mountain bike tyres also suited to rough terrain. We strongly suggest using a tyre with an aggressive tread pattern and minimum width of 2.3 inches. 2.5-2.8 is more common. Lightweight cross country, touring or semi-slick tyres are not suitable.
Although a hardtail bike can be used, by far the most popular choices for gravity enduro are bikes of between 130 - 170mm full suspension travel and head tube angles between 67-64 degrees.
If you are unsure about any of this, please ask us.
We do ask that, to the best of your ability, that you try to ensure your bike is in good working and properly set up for your body shape and weight prior to the class. We cannot hold the class up to aid mechanical repairs.
Full Face Helmet (compulsory)
Full face helmets are used for gravity enduro events for good reason. You only have one head and face. You are required to wear a correctly fitting, Australian approved MTB full face helmet during all sessions.
Dropper Post (optional)
Although not compulsory, having a dropper post on your bike is an advantage for some intermediate and advanced skills. If you don't have a dropper post, we strongly advise setting your seat height to a low height for riding a gravity enduro trail. You can talk to our instructors prior to the class beginning about this if you need.
Elbow & Knee Pads (compulsory)
All students will be required to wear extra protection in the form of hard or soft shell pads on both knees and elbows. You not only gain the protection but also the confidence that comes from knowing you have the protection.
Body Armour (optional)
If you own any sort of body armour then feel free to wear it. Protective gear is useless when you are crashing and it's sitting in a closet at home.