Monday, 10 May 2010
Building Tina's Confidence
We met as arranged and I had a good idea of which way the session would go from our phone and email conversations. After the skills health check I unidentified the areas that needed work and also a few set up changes that would assist in Tina's riding position.
We worked through unweighting the front of the bike and onto the pumping technique, Tina really got to grips and found the rhythm of the pumping pretty quickly. From there we moved onto cornering and really worked on her footwork and looking into the next section on the trail. I controlled the speed as we focused on the missing skills enabling Tina to concentrate on the task.
We then worked on linking sections on the trail together and Tina relaxed as she became more confident and her commitment raised.
I then worked on the drop technique and after a few tweaks, Tina began to really enjoy the drop technique as she began flying through the air and landing in a controlled manner.
Awesome session Tina!