Step 3: Jump a Cross-Country Corner
Our progression pays off. Alcatraz jumps confidently and in good form. I am using an automatic release to maintain the contact with Alcatraz’s mouth. I jump the corner once more in the same direction to be sure it wasn’t a fluke. He again jumps confidently, so I have my helper switch the wing pole, and we jump the corner in the other direction. Soon we are ready to jump the corner without the guide rail as we are doing in the third photo on page 44. Mission accomplished!
TIP >> If at any time you don’t feel confident, remember that this exercise is about progression. Continue using the wing pole in your jump schools on the cross-country course. Once you feel ready to take the next step, remove the wing pole and conquer the corner in both directions.