December 19, 2012 Tony Doyle

The return of Steve and Richard

 Steve called me for a session after a drop in confidence from attending another coaching firms jumping session at the forest of Dean and his brother, Rich joined him once more.I found the reason for their confidence drop was missing looking when unweighting and I set to work on that and also their mental skills sets too.

  I began with the drop technique to re affirm their looking skills and was also able to teach them why the skills sets apply to beginning to move it in the air too. I then moved them to a drop with a corner and worked on linking the 2 sections together.

From there we moved onto riding steep stuff and using their body position skills they dropped into the section in various different ways and the ease of it all blew them away.
 We had a break and resumed with their bug bear, jumping and using the 6ft tabletop I worked on their mental skills and soon they were sailing over it and even rode the gap jump side too a few times. I could see they were tiring but I wanted to teach them to manual through sections and for this we moved to the pump and jump trail and in no time at all Rich manualed across a tabletop and soon Steve began to get to grips with it also. They then proceeded to choose whether to jump, pump or manual sections on the trail and linked in a s bend set of berms and a 6ft ladder gap jump too!! They were grinning ear to ear but tired and our session came to a close with a pint to celebrate the end of a great session.
High5!