Friday, 30 November 2012
The first application of both the mental and physical skills sets was the drop technique. It took no time at all for them both to ride all 3 drops and the ease at it all was striking to them.
Flat, bermed, off camber and switchback turns were linked to rock gardens, pumping, steps, fly out jumps and drops. They were riding the whole trail end to end and knowing why it was right or wrong in any sections.
Our final application of the skills sets was to the 6ft tabletop and gap jump. I worked hard on body positioning here and both Pete and Marc were surprised that could clear the tabletop and Marc used his mental skills to ride the gap jump too!
Our session ended with a welcome pint in the local pub. Amazing riding and improvements guys.
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
It was too windy for jumping the 6ft tabletop so we moved onto the pump and jump trail to work on pumping sections on the trail and jumping when required.
Tuesday, 27 November 2012
The day began clear but soon the rain set in and I ran her through my skills check. I found looking and body position needed work. I made a small set up change that transformed Georgina's control instantly and off we went to apply it to techniques on the trail. Drops were 1st and using both mental and physical skills she began landing perfectly and remarked at how simple it all felt.
We moved onto riding steep stuff and her new body position offered greater control and options even when riding down a slope into a berm and letting the rear drift into place and linking in a jump too! We rode moved back to the skills trail and rode it together and already the skills were emmbedding and the smile on Georgina's face was a picture when our session came to a close as she knew she now had control.
Monday, 26 November 2012
We began with the drop technique and they all rode the largest drop and commented how easy it all felt. A cornering excersise followed before we finally made it to the skills trail. Pre jumping, steps, rock gardens, fly out jumps and drops were linked to flat, bermed, off camber and switchback turns. I worked on the correct braking areas and soon they were riding the entire trail end to end. Any errors were now self diagnosed as they knew why it was wrong or right.
We moved onto applying both mental and physical skills sets to the jump technique and for this I used a 6ft tabletop and gap jump. I worked on body position here and speed management so they could develop speed and effort judgement. It wasn't long before they were all riding the gap jump!
Amazing riding guys.