Andrew, Alan, Paul, Rich, Jeff, Rich and Ian turned up as arranged and I began with set up and the skills check and we began working on the drop technique. Using 3 drops of various sizes , both myself and Nathan worked with them on applying the mental and physical skills to the technique. It didn’t take them long to get to a stage where they knew if it was correct or not and why.
7th May jumps and drops public session
We then worked on some braking technique and basic cornering to link drops into corners and afterwards, moved onto the 6ft tabletop and gap jump to work on the technique of jumping. A break for drinks and lunch and we resumed on another trail and I worked on pumping to jump a 9ft tabletop and then we began working on judging speed and distance of jumps. Things were going very well indeed and some riders in the group had mentioned they ride trail centres with woodwork so I worked on their control in riding ladders and drops off of them.
I worked on the mental skills set in the session and for the final application of the skills sets, I used a 9ft gap jump and those who could apply their mental skills to say yes, all rode the gap jump a good few times each.
Our session ended there and then as they were all tired in the heat and the mental aspect of the session drained them. We celebrated the session over a pint in a local beer garden.
Great session, high5!
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