I coached Mike a few months ago in a public session and he wanted to develop his riding even more so booked a private one to one. The skills check showed me that I needed to work on his looking skill as the learning from the previous session had stuck. We began with the drop technique and started working on effort for speed whilst applying his mental and physical skills. From there, we moved to the pump and jump trail to work on his absorbing and pumping to stick to the ground during multiple sections and linked a berm in at the end and carried speed out of it.
We too a break and then resumed with jumping using a 6ft tabletop this really paid off as when we moved back to the original trail Mike was able to start to choose when and why to jump or pump.
We then moved onto the skills trail and really worked on linking all 14 sections of the trail via line choice and control areas. Berms, switchbacks, off camber and flat turns were linked to pumping, absorbing, steps, drop offs and rock gardens. Each run was faster than the previous and my fellow coach Nathan turned up to watch and commented on how much better he looked from when we had both coached him during that public session.
We ended our session linking 2 berms together at the end of the pump and jump and he became faster and faster until mental and physical tiredness go the better of him.
Awesome session Mike and I’ll see you again soon