Saturday, 13 October 2012
Mark's one to one skills session
We began on 3 isolated drops to apply the skills to that technique and soon, Mark was landing perfectly and remarking on the simplicity of it all.
A body position correction exercise followed before we moved onto the skills trail. I used half the trail first and we worked on the 6 sections there before moving down the trail and adding the rest. Pumping, rock gardens, steps, fly out jumps and drops were linked to flat, bermed, off camber and switchback turns we linked together by their identified braking areas.
I could see he was beginning to show mental fatigue signs so I moved him onto what would prove to be our final application of the skills sets, jumping tabletops. Using a 6ft tabletop, I demonstrated why the skill set applies here too and soon Mark was sailing over the tabletop with ease. He then used his mental skills to decide to ride the 6ft gap jump side too! Over and over again he rode it and it was his first ever too.
Our session ended soon. A awesome end to a great weeks coaching.