Saturday, 20 October 2012
Five men become boys again
It took no time at all for the guys to apply their new skill set and their body positioning made it all effortless too.
I worked on a body positioning excersise in corners before finally moving onto the skills trail itself where over the next couple of hours, we worked on linking the 14 sections contained within by their identified exits and entries. Bermed, flat, off camber and switchback turns were linked to pumping, rock gardens, fly out jumps, steps and drops. we moved along at a deliberate pace and eventually they were riding the whole trail end to end and every run was faster than the last as they really began to shift. I worked on line choice and braking control when linking drops into corners and I worked hard on the mental skills too.
I then moved them onto the one thing they never thought they could nor would do, jump a 6ft tabletop.