Video: Aaron Gwin Coaches 10 Hobby Shredders

Sep 23, 2019
by SaalfeldenLeogang  

Shredding with Aaron Gwin – for the ten participants in the Aaron Gwin Race Camp a never-imagined dream came true. For two days, the weekend warriors joined the Downhill legend in Epic Bikepark Leogang to shred the trails and to work on their skills. Besides skill- and technique sessions, the camp also offered an insight into how someone like Gwin, a five-time Overall World Cup Champion, prepares and trains for a World Cup season. Another important point of the camp was the Track Walk: finding lines, planning your run and turning your thoughts into reality when it counts the most. Video analysis sessions offered riders a chance to sit down one-on-one with Gwin to talk about their technique and what they can change to ride better, safer and faster.

To get an inside look at how the participants did, how the camp was and the lessons that were learned, check out the camp report right here:

bigquotesIt was extremely interesting and valuable for me, especially the Track Walk segment. It was cool to see how Aaron Gwin walks a track and picks his lines, especially when compared to someone like me. That was definitely impressive.Elias Martin

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bigquotesAaron was pretty awesome. He showed us new lines and made us better bikers. I also liked the chilled-out atmosphere. So, it was perfect.Michal Cermak

credit by Sebastian Sternemann

bigquotesIn one word: awesome! I wasn’t sure what to expect, and what I experienced surpassed all expectations. To ride with someone like Aaron Gwin was incredible. I am super stoked that I could have been a part of it.Lukas Pachner

credit by Sebastian Sternemann

bigquotesI made a lot of progress during the camp, the most visible of which is line choice. I learnt a lot of lessons during that segment - how to find the right line, how to ride berms faster and how do I come out of a corner fast are all important for me to know.Elias Martin

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bigquotesAaron opened our minds. He showed us lines of which I thought they weren’t possible before the camp and told us the advantages of those. When I tried them myself, it opened a completely new world to me.Michal Cermak

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bigquotesAaron was incredible. He explained a lot and answered every question.Michal Cermak

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bigquotesAaron was extremely open, took the time to talk to everyone and was also very relaxed. From what I saw, to ride with us and to show us how to properly ride was also fun for him.Lukas Pachner

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bigquotesThe way that Aaron rockets down a track impressed me incredibly. The speed and the skill - that was amazing to see.Elias Martin

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bigquotesTo meet Aaron personally and to see how fast he can ride and to realize what is possible on the bike. It was also really nice to meet the others and have a chat about a shared passion.Michal Cermak

credit by Sebastian Sternemann

bigquotesThe togetherness experienced with the other camp participants. We were more or less on the same level and pushed each other to reach new limits.Elias Martin

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bigquotesThe nature around Leogang and the bike park are just insane. I’m here more often because I like the area. The food, the Riederalm hotel, that was great. The organization was on point.Lukas Pachner

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bigquotesI definitely learnt a lot of new things. The group was awesome, and Aaron was great. I would definitely participate again.Elias Martin

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bigquotesIt was really nice and very helpful. Now I know what to work on and I was able to find new stuff how to push myself forwards. So hopefully it will help me for my future races.Michal Cermak

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bigquotesI really hope this camp will happen again next year and that I can be a part of it again.Lukas Pachner

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Further information about The Epic Bikepark Leogang can be found on: bikepark-leogang.com,

credit by Sebastian Sternemann

All pictures by Sebastian Sternemann.

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38 Comments

  • 41 0
 I WANT TO DO THAT.
  • 2 1
 Same here faaaa too far away!!
  • 2 1
 You can do it. Buy a hardtail, preferably a DJ, BMX will do, then take 20 cones and go to a parking lot. Do S-turns. If you cannot nail a brake spot, get in good position and execute movement pattern of pumping through a corner on a parking lot, you won’t do it in terrain at much higher speeds with rocks and roots around. If you plan to learn to assume “correct” body position on trail riding 1-3 times a week with no more than 10minutes of descent per each ride, then hit Lifts few times a year it will really not happen unless you are a mega talent... If you ride for a few years now and you haven’t got it, then without deliberate practice like doing Sturns on parking lot, I assure you it will not happen. It is simple. It is really that simple.
  • 4 0
 @WAKIdesigns: I just want to ride with Gwin, dgaf about training
  • 32 1
 Looks like they had some good Gwinstruction.
  • 22 2
 And let go of their Aarroneous ways.
  • 7 1
 @bmar: looks too intense for me
  • 17 1
 It’s like he’s cultivating some Young Talent.
  • 5 0
 Hahahaha nice
  • 6 0
 This would be so epic! Not only is leogang on my bucket list to ride, but to be coached by someone like gwin....hells yes. Maybe he will do one in the USA or Whistler, that would he way more affordable for us blue collar types
  • 7 1
 Sausage party! And by that I mean, a sausage party I would have loved to have been a part of. Lord only knows what I could learn from the Gwinner. Totally cool!
  • 3 0
 How do you even find out about something like this?? That would be so epic!! Although honestly, my riding is prob not on that level to participate fully... sigh Frown
  • 2 0
 Good to see pro riders helping others be better bike riders, most dont do this until after retire from racing, does that mean Gwinner going to retire soon?
  • 2 0
 We don't have a bike park in this part of the world but I do hope that someday I can join Gwin in a camp like this, looks really awesome.
  • 4 1
 What brand frame is that raw aluminum one?
  • 1 0
 I would say it is Alutech
  • 1 0
 Yes, Alutech Sennes.

Great bike. Works even well as an Enduro/Freerider with a SC fork. (
  • 3 0
 would have loved to do it - price was too steep for me though
  • 1 0
 well, unfortunately it was mostly because of hotel standard then camp itself. 7 course dinner menu's where too "posh" for bunch of downhill riders, I think.
  • 3 0
 Great Gwinny, now do Bootleg!!
  • 1 0
 How about a winter (December/January) camp somewhere in the Southern United States. Bootleg, Spider Mountain, Southern Cali. Anywhere the weather is decent.
  • 4 3
 I bet he's glad he's not with that, frankly weird looking, YT youth programme
  • 3 2
 You're kinda weird lookin.
  • 1 0
 Dang it! Was hoping to sneak pro tips by watching the video! Awesome opportunity for these guys.
  • 2 0
 that's awesome but who broke their arm in the last pic lol?
  • 2 1
 how much he charges?
  • 3 3
 Too much
  • 3 1
 @Xc2dh1: Explain 'too much'. What do you feel someone's time, with Pro or even expert, level experience, is worth?
  • 3 2
 @bman33: was a jk.
  • 3 0
 i think it was between 1500 and 1900€ including ticket, accommodation, food and coaching.
  • 3 0
 @Demo8AUT: it was less than 1000 € :-)
  • 4 7
 Been there, done that. Nice Experience. :-)
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