Originally Posted by NickIF
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.
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.
Good luck, be safe - sounds like you are heading down the right track.