Saturday, 30 June 2012
I found partial footwork and missing body positioning and looking skills and I set about correcting them.
We began with the drop technique and I also worked on installing the 4 mental skills questions I teach and in no time at all they were airbourne and landing perfectly, much to their surprise. Their new body positioning made everything easier and they centered on the bike and the smiles never left their faces.
Onto the skills trail and After some braking and body positioning exercises, we began linking the 14 sections on the trail together.
Pump bumps, upslopes, rock gardens, drops and steps were linked to flat, bermed, off camber and switchback turns by the correct braking areas. We broke the trail down and worked our way along it so as not to crowd an already re-wiring mind and soon they were riding fluidly and controlled but way faster than ever!
An awesome session to end a fantastic week of coaching for me.
Friday, 29 June 2012
The skills check showed I had to work collectively on their foot, looking and body positioning and I made the necessary set up changes .
As ever, I began with the drop technique and it wasn't long before they were both flying off all 3 drops and I was able to teach Chris how to start to move the bike in the air too.
We moved onto the skills trail and began working on linking the 14 sections contained within it together a few sections at a time.
I could see Sarah was beginning to tire, so I moved us onto the 6ft tabletop and gap jump. Chris was flying over the tabletop and it wasn't long before Sarah followed suit. Chris then began styling the gap jump too after a while.
Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Awesome session guys.