Dan arrived for his session as arranged and the skills check showed I needed to work firstly on his footwork and looking and then later his body positioning and mental skills.
We began with the drop technique and soon Dan was landing smoothly and he knew why. After riding all 3 drops we moved onto the skills trail and began breaking all 14 sections down that are contained on the trail and then linking them together piece by piece. Flat, bermed, off camber and switchback turns were linked to rock gardens, pumping, absorbing, steps and drop offs. Errors were already being self diagnosed as he knew why it felt right or wrong in any section. After a coffee break he was riding the whole trail end to end. Every run was smoother than the previous and soon we moved off the trail and onto another to work on absorbing sections in a row on a trail and carrying speed through a berm. We worked on breathing too so he remained relaxed through every section. Lastly, we worked on linking 2 berms together but mental fatigue hit home and it was time for the session to come to an end.
Great riding Dan.