Mark and Dom are brothers and  joined together for a skills session as they both wanted to get some air as Mark in particular had never been able to get even small airtime without it going wrong or feeling like it will. The skills check revealed some good habits that were buried beneath missing body position and looking skills. I set to work and moved to the drop technique to work on applying their corrected skills and also the mental skills that myself and Nathan instill.  The effect was immediate as they both rode and landed more comfortably than ever and a 1 meter drop felt like a small kerb as it should.
I then moved to the top of the skills trail to work on basic pumping and also to work on their cornering.
We took a break for some @hasbean coffee and moved to the steeper terrain to work on riding near vertical drop offs and once again the ease of it all blew them away.
We moved back to the lower half of the skills trail and worked on line choice and braking areas when linking drops into corners and it wasn’t long before they were riding the whole trail top to bottom and linking all 14 sections on the trail together smoothly and controlled but faster than before.
 Onto jumping, their bug bear and I worked on their application of the skills sets using a 6ft tabletop and they were soon landing on the transition perfectly and then used their mental skills to easily ride a 6ft gap jump along side it. The smiles beamed as they had repeated goes with the same result. Onwards and upwards we moved to the pump and jump trail to work on sticking to the trail and gaining speed by pumping and they carried speed through the midway berm. Later they were choosing whether to jump or pump sections on the trail . I could see they were tiring and even another @hasbean coffee break didn’t help as mentally they were too tired to continue and our session ended with a welcome pint in the local pub. awesome riding guys.
High5!