I found partial footwork faults and also looking and body positioning errors and I made some set up changes accordingly.
I put Paul through a body position correction exercise before we headed onto the skills trail itself where we worked on linking the 14 sections contained within by the correct braking areas. Pumping, flat, bermed, off camber and switchback turns were linked to rock gardens, drops, jumps and steps. Methodically we worked down the trail adding the next section to the previous ones and before long we were riding the whole trail. Each run, although maybe had errors was faster and smoother than ever as he knitted the sections together and self diagnosed any errors.
Our session ended there and I gave Paul a demonstration of the same skills i teach in use in my own riding to reaffirm them with him and we celebrated the session with a cold beer each.
amazing session Paul!