The skills check revealed footwork, looking and body position errors collectively and I set to work.
The pictures are blurry as it was raining but you can see the results of their new skills as we 1st began with the drop technique. Their new mental and physical skills already paid dividends as they started to land perfectly and they knew why!
Onto the skills trail and we began work on linking the 14 sections on the trail together using their new skills.
Flat, bermed, off camber and switchback turns were linked to rocks, pumping, absorbing, steps and drop offs and soon they were riding faster and smoother than ever.
Nath showed up to give a helpful eye as we moved to riding steeps and they were shocked at how simple it all was and how so much easier they were now. A near vertical drop off proved no problem after a demonstration from myself.
We ended our session by moving to another trail to work on pumping and absorbing multiple sections of a trail to gain free speed and then to carry that speed through a corner. every time it was correct , they got noticeably further than when errors were made. The errors started creeping in as they became tired so our session came to a happy close and I cannot wait to hear of their future ride exploits