Saturday, 29 June 2013

Coming up from Devon

 Nigel, Lee, Jackie and Rob camped in Herts to be fresh for their session and I met them as arranged and we began with my skills check and set up changes. I found I needed to work on their footwork, looking and body positioning in all areas as well as the mental skills.
We began with drops and soon they all rode the 3 drops and commented on how simple it seemed. We moved onto the top half of the skills trail and I worked on pumping, riding rocks and cornering. They began to move into concious competence as they self diagnosed any errors . I moved them on to a different trail and used 2 berms and we began working on carrying speed through them via line choice and braking areas.
 We took a break for lunch and then resumed with linking the drop technique and cornering technique and they soon got faster and smoother than ever.
For what proved to be our final application of the skills , we moved onto the 6ft tabletop and gap jump. By breaking them down bit by bit and building the technique up they all cleared the tabletop and Lee and Rob used their mental skills to positive effect to easily ride the gap jump too with lee styling it!
What a great end to an amazing week.

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