Martin and Paul turned up and a sunny morning greeted us. We chatted over a coffee and then began with my skills check and set up change. I could see I had to work on their footwork, looking and body positioning and I began as ever with the drop technique and it didn’t take long for them to ride all 3 drops easily and with big grins on their faces.
 We moved to the skills trail and began working on linking the 14 sections on the trail together. Flat, bermed, off camber and switchback turns were linked to pumping, absorbing, steps, rocks and drop offs. In a couple of hours they were riding the whole trail and what a difference. They were smoother and faster than ever before and they knew why too.
We moved on and this time I worked on linking sections on a trail via absorbing and pumping to gain speed and carrying speed through a single berm and every run got faster. To end our session we added in another berm and they were railing that too. They were tiring and our session was about to close when Martin washed out in a corner and knew why. He was tired and lost concentration and gave his looking and body positioning away. Our session came to a happy close and I look forward to their riding updates.
Great week, High5!