I found looking faults but also partial body positioning and footwork faults too. I made some set up corrections to his Norco and then we moved onto his first technique on his wishlist, drops.
It didn't take long for Rich to land perfectly and he quickly moved up and rode all 3 drops , much to his surprise. I worked on his mental skill set too and gave him a set of questions to answer when faced with anything new. We worked on a body position correction exercise and soon moved onto the skills trail.
I worked on choosing whether to jump or absorb upslopes on the trail and before long we were riding the entire trail end to end.
We had a break for a coffee and watched a storm float past before continuing on the skills trail and riding it end to end. Any errors were self diagnosed. Each run was smoother and faster than before as he rodewith control and confidence.