Thursday, 31 May 2012
We moved onto the drops and Leigh was so comfortable now that I could teach him to style in the air too.
From there, we moved onto the skills trail and I worked on linking the 14 sections on the trail together. Bermed, flat, off camber and switchback turns were linked to pumping, rock gardens, drops and steps. It didn't take him long to be riding end to end and fast too!
We moved onto the 6ft tabletop and gap jump and that proved no problem at all anymore as he sailed over both with ease. The session was moving along nicely as the physical skills became an unconscious action and the mental questions I teach were applied. On the pump and jump trail We linked pumping, jumping, cornering and manuals along the trail which blew Leigh away big time as he never thought he'd be able to manual in such a short time frame.
I then worked on the different applications of the skills set when riding steeps.
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
next up was the 6ft tabletop and gap jump and in a few small steps they were up in the air with smiles on their faces as the kid in them all returned. The heat of the day meant lots of little breaks were taken and as they were tiring I could see they had a bit more in them so off we went to the pump and jumps trail where I showed why the skills allowed them to choose to jump, manual or pump sections on the trail.
Great session with some cool riders.