Thursday, 17 April 2014

Building Ben's Confidence

The session started as always with two different skills checks, where Ben showed me what skills he has present already within a certain set of skills, and what i needed to put there. I also made the necassary set up changes before moving onto drops. He quickly rode off the largest drop with ease and comfort, landing perfectly, so i moved him on. We done a quick cornering exercise before moving onto the trail. We worked through this section by section, and included rock gardens, jumping out of fly outs, absorbing steps and drops into corners. We moved to the tabletop, where i managed his speed and he was soon landing perfectly on the other side of the tabletop, and his first ever gap jump. We moved over to steeps, which he overcame his mental barrier by using hiis mental skills set, and rode them both well. We then linked this with a different trail, with steeper roll ins to corners, jumps and more corners. I then showed him a larger drop, which he soon rode, commenting on how good it felt. Our session ended on the pump and jump trail, where he was choosing to pump and jump through different sections. He linked this with two corners, and the wooden gap jump that followed to finish. 

Great improvements today Ben

Nath (@ukbike_nath)

Tony (@ukbikeskills)

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