I have coached Mike, John and Rich before and they wanted to return for various reasons. Some crashes for Mike and Rich had knocked confidence and created doubt and Johnny just needed to be tweaked to enhance his skills. I began with the set ups and skills check and the session consisted of working on positioning and effort instead of relying on speed to get air time. Drops to 3ft were first and John was already bringing style into the mix which I was able to enhance more and Mike began popping and sailing further with less effort than he ever thought possible. Rich as ever , took it step by step and was soon sailing into the air. I worked on jumping and pumping and carrying speed through multiple sections of a trail. Throughout the session I worked on them applying their mental skills to everything. Linking jumps together and getting used to bigger jumps and more air. Mike jumping the 7ft gap jump he saw when he got out the car in the morning and clearing it at the end of the session shows how relaxed and fluid his riding had become and the smiles on mikes and Rich’s faces made the session even more enjoyable for me too.
Brilliant riding guys and let me know how the riding goes in future.