I started with the skills check and found he needed work on his body position and looking skills and also his mental skill set also.
We began with the drop technique as I always do and Mick was landing perfectly from the word go and remarked at how easy it now was.
We worked along the trail methodically, always linking the previous sections to the next using the identified control areas and soon he was riding the entire trail end to end. I worked hard on line choice when linking drops into corners and soon he was flying down the trail and self diagnosing any errors. I didn't want to tire him out by just practicing the trail so we moved onto riding down steep stuff using his new body position it felt vastly different to his old weight behind the saddle position and he felt way more in control.