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Anyone in /signed up for this? I've read the posts previously, but hey $350 is cheap by national standards for these classes (i checked around $500 is the norm). Looks like fun to me, thinking about signing up, just wondering if anyone else from the board will be there. Keep all the hating to yourselves. I know most of you guys don't mind throwing your $8000+ machines in the air but some of us just might want to learn the right way, instead of trial and error on our own bikes. Let me know.
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350 Is that not the cost of a full NESBA weekend?

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350 Is that not the cost of a full NESBA weekend?
in most cases nesba is cheaper

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Some days are $130 for NESBA, with the second day, $15 off. So, $245 for the weekend sometimes. Sometimes higher (track fee only here)

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Dear Wheelie Enthusiast,

On One Wheel still has a few spots available at either:

Tracy Airport in Tracy, CA on September 15, 16 or 17, 2006,

Or

Sussex Airport in New Jersey on Sept 18 or 19, 2006.

We offer a Level One and Level Two for On One Wheel graduates.

Check out the schedule at: http://www.ononewheel.com/schedule.php .

Call us at 818-957-7104 or go to www.ononewheel.com to register now for your preferred date/track.

Happy Wheelies!
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I was thinking about it, but opted to save the money and use it for trackday tires next year.

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http://www.chicagowheelieschool.com/

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is it only a one day class? or am i reading this wrong... it might be interesting to learn different techniques... i just cant miss two days of work to do it.

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what a waste of money. Give me $250, I have a location already and I'll give you 8 hours of instruction. They really aren't that hard... the track is much more challenging
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what a waste of money. Give me $250, I have a location already and I'll give you 8 hours of instruction. They really aren't that hard... the track is much more challenging
Take it from someone who can ride on the back wheel better than some people can ride on two.

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Take it from someone who can ride on the back wheel better than some people can ride on two.
For sure, but there is some allure for this class as THEY supply the bikes. I am all about balling OTHER PEOPLES bikes.

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Bingo!

I don't mind working on my wheelies but I'm not going to ball up my pretty XX or my R6 figuring things out.
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From what I've gathered about the schools is they start you out on a 400EX quad to learn rear brake and throttle control. Once you can balance and ride a slow wheelie I think they move you over to a 2 wheeler.

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Nick should just host a wheelie class and everyone chips in like $20 for a big group session. Problem solved.
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what a waste of money. Give me $250, I have a location already and I'll give you 8 hours of instruction. They really aren't that hard... the track is much more challenging
Wow don't you just think your opinion is the end all be all. Yeah I'll give you $250 and what bike are we using? Yours I guess.


Also I'm lost, I thought we were talking about Wheelie school not Nesba. Two different things, in case you didn't know. So back to the post please.... See the part about haters keep it to yourself. There's obviously many differnet ways to spend $350, but it's still cheaper than other schools is the point. Thanks
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I think nick was just offering to help anyone who wanted to learn. From what everyone has told me, Nick is an alright dude and is king shit stunna.

I think he was just trying to help

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Well whatever. Anyway they have CBR's to use, no fourwheelers (that i've heard of). I think they have adjustable wheelie bars that they increment depending on progress and skill. It's not cheap, but I still think it would be a great way to learn balance points etc (which is currently where my skill is lacking).
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hope you learn somethin there....i just checked out the site, and it didnt even mention teaching you to use your rear brake??



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Yeah, keep us posted. I'd like to know what the class was like. I have thought about it myself. I'd like a stunting school if possible, stoppies, wheelies, and circular burnouts. If I could do those I would be a very happy biker .

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hope you learn somethin there....i just checked out the site, and it didnt even mention teaching you to use your rear brake??



good luck though
Yeah that's fairly basic, hopefully (surely) it's just so obvious they didn't mention it.
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Wow don't you just think your opinion is the end all be all. Yeah I'll give you $250 and what bike are we using? Yours I guess.


Also I'm lost, I thought we were talking about Wheelie school not Nesba. Two different things, in case you didn't know. So back to the post please.... See the part about haters keep it to yourself. There's obviously many differnet ways to spend $350, but it's still cheaper than other schools is the point. Thanks

Excuse me for offering advice. Trust me, I ain't hatin' on your wannabe wheelie skills. I've never wrecked a standup and I learned on my minty bike. Nothing comes over night, not even what you'll learn at your precious school. I've taught a handful of people also, some crash some don't. The crashing part depends on how impatient you are and how well you listen. It took me a full summer to learn standups (about 15k miles worth of riding) without wrecking. There's certain things that only experience will teach you. I'm afraid to say you can't learn all of them in one day. Riding a bike you don't care about might help but in my experience it's just more painful.

Good luck and let us know how your class goes. (who is teaching it?)
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Excuse me for offering advice. Trust me, I ain't hatin' on your wannabe wheelie skills. I've never wrecked a standup and I learned on my minty bike. Nothing comes over night, not even what you'll learn at your precious school. I've taught a handful of people also, some crash some don't. The crashing part depends on how impatient you are and how well you listen. It took me a full summer to learn standups (about 15k miles worth of riding) without wrecking. There's certain things that only experience will teach you. I'm afraid to say you can't learn all of them in one day. Riding a bike you don't care about might help but in my experience it's just more painful.

Good luck and let us know how your class goes. (who is teaching it?)
website says starboyz are involved... not sure if they are teaching...

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i think ud be better off goin to the starboysz wheelie school in ohio

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I ain't hatin' on your wannabe wheelie skills.
Maybe not, but I gotta tell you guys, you do come off a bit harsh. All he did was ask if anyone ever attended a particular school, and all y'all do is say what a waste of time it would be and NESBA is better. Plotts, until someone says they took it and it sucked, I'd withhold judgement.

I've done plenty of NESBA days, I've been to Wheelie School. They are NOT the same thing. One is not better than the other - they are just different. I didn't learn to wheelie at NESBA and I didn't learn to corner at wheelie school. This site is definitely pro NESBA (and so am I) as you probably have guessed from the previous responses.

Here is my experience...

I thought wheelie school was a blast. I went to have fun. I did it with a friend, we flew to LA and rented sportbikes for a couple of days and then did wheelie school as one day of a weekend of motorcycling during a very cold weekend at home (Chicago). I had no expectations.

Level 1 - concentrates mostly on throttle control for reaching and maintaining the balance point. Bikes have saftey devices to keep you from flipping over - at the end of the day all the safety devices are turned off. All teaching is done using first gear jack-the-throttle wheelies. At the end of the day everyone could wheelie and ride it out, not everyone could hit and hold the balance point.

Level 2 - which I did not take, was providing a safe environment to practice, along with a coach to give tips (and maybe some lunch). I think you have to do I before you can do II.

My .02

If you want to learn to wheelie, and $350 isn't taking food out of your kids mouths, then go have some fun. Only you can be the judge if it was worth it to YOU. If you don't find the feedback you need here, there are other sites that can go to find it - and they aren't better, they are just different.

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Thanks for the input everyone, Nick I appreciate your opinions (you just come off a little, well, all knowing in these posts, i'm sure you have loads of skills and experience, thanks for the info though), I can perform a wheelie, just can't balance long for fear of messing up my bike, i think a class would help. Naz, The class is taught by the starboys, for what it's worth and they charge more in their area for the same class. Thanks for the info jcc_rr as well, helpful, good insight.

Have a good Friday night, I'm out, I'll be at mullens if anyone wants to take a foosball beating.


Now, if anybody else is in for the class let me know.
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what a waste of money. Give me $250, I have a location already and I'll give you 8 hours of instruction. They really aren't that hard... the track is much more challenging
Amen to that brother!

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mullens in lisle? Funny, I just got home from there
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