Monday, 26 March 2012

March Public Jump and Drops Course






Six riders came to the Herts skills area as arranged and I ran them through part of my skills check that relates to jumps and drops and i made some set up changes too. We worked with the mental and physical aspects of the drop technique first and they applied their new skill sets to this.

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After a while I showed them basic cornering so we could link drops into corners too so it was more realistic. All riders were really improving as they felt more in control now.
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We moved onto the fly out jump to work on the first phase of the jump technique before moving onto a 6ft tabletop and gap jump and the riders applied their mental skills to decide whether to ride the gap jump rather than peer pressure or balls!

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I then moved onto the pump and jump trail and worked on pumping sections of the trail to generate speed and jumping a 9ft tabletop along the way and later they rode the entire trail end to end utilizing all the elements of the session .
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It was good to see them all enjoying themselves whilst they learned in the hot sunshine of the day. A cold beer and a riding demonstration from myself ended a very cool session indeed.,
High5!

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