After the success of his adventure riding focussed Say No To Slow coaching series last year, Kiwi motorcycling legend Chris Birch has developed a new 18 episode series aimed at coaching dirt bike riders.
"We had such an amazing response we launched the Say No To Slow Adventure Bike video series, reaching customers in over 80 countries and receiving so much positive feedback around how much riders have learnt and how they were able to improve their riding. We also received many requests for the dirt bike version, and we are pleased to have created this series of instructional videos for the dirt bike guys,” says Birch.
“I’ve been able to draw my experience of over 30 years of riding bikes and over 10 years of coaching 5000+ riders. In this instructional series, I take dirt bike riders through core skills like correct standing position and off-road bike set up, all the way through to jumping logs and hard enduro techniques.”
This time around the Say No To Slow series is easier to access by just hitting www.saynotoslow.nz and is a full 18 episodes long. The series covers everything from fundamental bike setup to more advanced riding techniques such as using momentum to conquer obstacles. Just like the adventure series, everything is set out and explained in a way that allows you to see in detail the techniques broken down visually as well as described verbally. You’re not only be told what to do but why, when and how.
Once again the series is a 100% digital affair, meaning once you’ve paid the nominal fee of just $50 you can either stream the series via the website or download it so you can watch them offline at your leisure.
Many of the techniques covered in the episodes also have practice exercises/drills included in them so you can easily identify what to go out and practice straight away. With multiple camera angles, slow-motion footage and long-form explanations the techniques and instruction are easy to understand.
Chris’s teaching style is relaxed, detailed, and extremely relatable. He focuses on why techniques work rather than simply telling people what to do which comes across much like a good mate rather than an edict handed down from an enduro god.
He combines his passion and a high level of knowledge gained over that time with his background as a mechanical engineer, to deliver easy to understand, down to earth lessons for off-road riders.
"We have been working on this series since the end of 2020 and we are excited to bring such great content and highly detailed information to our customers,” Birch continues.
“We learnt a lot through the process of the adventure bike series and we are stoked to be able to have added in more detail into the content, especially building in more practice exercises for the viewers. We have had a lot of requests for this series, and I believe that everyone who watches it can get so much out of it.”
While we’re in such uncertain times and we can’t guarantee our ability to get out there and get instruction in person, once again the Say No To Slow series is the next best thing.
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