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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 05-14-2008, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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STT Beginner's Day

I just wanted to take a second and recognize that this day is extremely thorough and I highly recommend it to any new track rider.

As for the structure, there are classroom sessions after each morning session for the entire beginner class. After that classroom session, you break down into your riding groups, usually a maximum of 5 people per instructor and are able to discuss what you would like to work on, then go out and practice!

Anybody who has not done a track day yet, I highly recommend this beginner day for you. It is a great way to start out.



(this isn't a praise the site sponsor type of charity post, it really is a great beginner class!)
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From what I've heard, STT does a great job of catering to the beginners. If you haven't done a track day yet, maybe this is something you should consider.

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Oh, and the riding groups are broken down into your comfort level for speed. ie, if you are like Drama (really slow), you would be in group 6, the slowest group, so you feel comfortable.
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STT does drills and they are extremely helpfull.
as you move along to the faster groups, you get to practice them at a different pace!
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i can't wait to do my first track day. i haven't signed up for one yet but i'm hoping to get at least one in this season. STT is definately who i plan to go with.

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i can't wait to do my first track day. i haven't signed up for one yet but i'm hoping to get at least one in this season. STT is definately who i plan to go with.
You missed a great opportunity with Nesba's Beginners Skills Enhancement Day, but this STT set up is definitely something I'm looking forward to as well. Will be checking it out on the 24th!
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Just for clarification, a STT beginner day is not a special event. It is the Beginner group that I'm talking about. Excellent for a beginner's first day. Confused yet?
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Yes, STT's Novice group is awesome, that was my first track day last year. And the NESBA Skills Enhancements was great as well, hopefully we see more of those.

If you are a noob to the track go with STT

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Def if u havent done one yet do it. Its a ton of fun and u will probably get hooked on a new hobby!
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question, can I use my mesh style joe rocket jacket(still has full padding) or do I need a full leather jacket?
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I dont think you can have mesh, but textile would pass tech. I think
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Armored textile is ok, mesh is not. STT does rent out full leathers.

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what is a textile jacket?
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I have the joe rocket phoenix 4.0 jacket.
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That should be a textile jacket if I remember


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I think the Phoenix has too much mesh on it. I meant textile as in if the whole outer shell of the jacket were made entirely of the solid, stronger, unmesh material. (Technically, mesh is textile) Mesh shreds too easily in the event of a crash and isn't abrasion resistant.

Also, if you're wearing a 2-piece, the jacket needs to have a full or 3/4 zipper to connect to the pants.

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I personally wouldnt do a trackday with anything other then leather


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I personally wouldnt do a trackday with anything other then leather
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