Paul and his 11yr old son Cam live in Switzerland and came over for a skills session to help with Cam’s xc racing. The skills check showed they both needed footwork, looking and body positioning worked on and then the mental skills also. We started with Endo’s to show how simple that technique is and then we moved to the drop technique. They were both surprised at how easy they all were once they used their new skills sets.
Onto cornering and then to linking sections of the singletrack trail together. Pumping, rock gardens, steps, drops and jumps were linked to flat, bermed, off camber and switchback turns. We took a break as I know all too well that kids get tired quickly even if they remain upbeat.
We resumed with linking drops into corners and then onto pumping and absorbing multiple sections of a trail to maintain speed and railed through three berms that followed.
What a pleasure it was to coach them both and I look forward to the future riding updates,