November 28, 2014 Tony Doyle

Chris from Hebden Bridge

 Chris came to us after recommendation online and today was the day. We chatted over a coffee of his experience and wants for the session. We began with the skills check and I found footwork and body positioning were in need of work and also looking was something we worked on after that too.
I made a set up change that gave him more control and began to install the skills sets that we teach here at ukbikeskills . 
 We began with the drop technique and I demonstrated why the mental and physical skills sets made the technique simpler and easier. It took a few goes but it soon began to click and Chris began landing perfectly from the smallest drop and quickly progressed to the largest of 3ft.
We moved on to cornering and I worked hard on his footwork and body positioning and that made a massive difference to his grip levels and his control in turns. We worked on pumping and linking berms together before having a coffee break. 
 We resumed with linking drops into corners and the required techniques. Chris was amazed at how comfortable he was and was soon riding the largest drop and landing controlled and linking the corner in too.
We moved to jumping and used both a 6ft tabletop and also a fly out jump to get Chris used to getting both wheels into the air on a upward takeoff and finally applied it on multiple sections on the trail with the three berms we began with earlier in the session.
 Brilliant session and I look forward to the continued updates from Chris
 High5!