Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Polishing Eddie's skills
Drops were first on the menu and Eddie soon ate the 3 drops up and I was able to get him to begin to style/move the bike in the air. From there we moved to the skills trail and began methodically working on linking all 14 sections on it together. Flat, bermed, off camber and switchback turns were linked to pre jumping, rock gardens, steps, jumps and drops. I worked on braking control and line choice too and soon it all began to piece together smoothly and faster too!
Next was a bigger, isolated drop and once again he rode it using both mental and physical skills sets followed by riding down steeps. Here, body positioning is critical and braking too and soon he was riding them all effortlessly.