Thursday, 28 March 2013 group session

11 lads booked a private session with myself and Nathan and they arrived as arranged. They were a mix of 1st timers and riders I had coached before.
 We began with what seemed to be a simple task, drops and soon they were aware of their missing skills and we set about correcting them.
We moved onto jumping and absorbing techniques and then linked in drops and corners to work on both line choice and speed management.
 After a short while we moved on and we began working on riding steep stuff and linking sections on an new trail together using footwork, looking and body positioning. drop off into corner, to fade away jump, 4 corners, double and very steep drop off proved no issue as they used their mental and physical skills to guide them.
We had a break and moved to jumping tabletops and gaps, we used a 6ft tabletop and gap jump for this and soon they were all sailing over the tabletop and some used their mental skills to decide to ride the gap jump too.
 Lastly we moved to a 15ft tabletop and by developing their own speed management, they all began jumping sections on a new trail and some even sailed the largest tabletop over and over again. Nearly 6hrs after we began , the session ended as they all felt mentally drained so off we went to the local pub to celebrate an awesome session.

Jamie returns

 Jamie came to see me last year and wanted to return to push his technical riding further. We began with drops and then linking drops into corners just to refresh hi. Jamie soon got into the swing of things and I worked on his take off body position and that set the theme for today along with working on his mental skills.
 We moved onto the 6ft tabletop and the nemesis (last time) gap side . It took no time at all for Jamie to sail over the tabletop and then the gap jump to whoops of joy.
 Next, we moved too riding steeps and on a near vertical drop off he used his mental skills and body position to easily ride it and that blew him away. Onto a new trail and we began linking a short steep drop off to a corner and jump. Footwork played the key role in the slippy mud and he began riding smoothly and fast!
Next, we took a break as we mended a puncture and then resumed with riding alpine style switchback and the required footwork and body positioning. The session was really progressing so I moved onto a 15ft tabletop to work on Jamie's speed judgement and seeing him riding with confidence at speed was awesome as he sailed into the air every time. We ended our session by working on linking 2 berms with no braking between before Jamie called an end to the session as he was tired.
Amazing improvements dude.