Saturday, 21 July 2012
Helping Tim's mental skill set
To his surprise, we moved to the drops to apply the mental and physical skills straight away and after a couple of goes it all clicked into place as he rode all 3 drops easily. Tim yelled out as he landed the largest one and that smile never left his face.
I ran him through a body position correction excersise in cornering and then we moved onto the skills trail it self. Pumping, steps, fly out jumps, drops and rock gardens were linked to flat, bermed, off camber and switchback turns. I worked on bite sized segments of the trail before we linked the 14 sections in total together. I worked hard on braking and line choice too and soon he was sailing down the trail in control and way faster than ever. Each run of the trail, although had errors, they were self identified by Tim as he was now conscious of correct and incorrect form.