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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-03-2007, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone been to this school, or plan on going this year at Blackhawk farms.
I'm thinking about signing up, let me know if you have any thoughts or experience with the school.
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I have not been, PM Blarney, he has been. From what I have heard, it is a good school for those that have not had a school before. For the money, I have heard that Pridmore's school is far better and far cheaper.

For the best... go to Freddie Spencer's http://www.fastfreddie.com I go every year along with 15 other CRs. It can't be beat. Of course, you can also get the benefit of the knowledge of the same knowledge from the CRs at any NESBA track day.

Either way, going to a school is usually a great step forward for folks.

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I've been to the Cal Superbike School twice. From what I hear, you're better off doing Spencer, Pridmore or Schwantz's schools.

I thought the classes were 'okay' but too much emphasis on talk and less on riding.
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I've been a couple of times loooooong time ago, back when the countersteering debate was in full swing.

I don't know how the program is now, as I remember it's a pretty strict regimented deal. If that sounds like something you don't deal with well, I'd look elsewhere.

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Never been to any schools, but I've read Code's books and my impression is Spencer or someone else would be 100000000x better. I've also been told that by anyone and everyone thats done bothIf I hold on to the stupid Gixxer, I'd like to do Kevin Schwanz's program (open to Suzukis only).

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Yeah the the only reason I'm considering this is because it's close and at a familiar track. I've been to 3 track days and perhaps I'm not using the CR's enough, I know I need mucho work on my body positioning. I need some one on one work and I haven't gotten much feedback at the track days. Although the last one at Gingerman was a bit short handed as far as CR's go. I feel like I am improving but want to learn the right way to do things.
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Yeah the the only reason I'm considering this is because it's close and at a familiar track. I've been to 3 track days and perhaps I'm not using the CR's enough, I know I need mucho work on my body positioning. I need some one on one work and I haven't gotten much feedback at the track days. Although the last one at Gingerman was a bit short handed as far as CR's go. I feel like I am improving but want to learn the right way to do things.
My $.02- The price of the Code School can buy you alot of track time, and there is no replacement for experience. Frankly, my opinion is that Code will not teach you the best way to do things, and anything he could teach you to do correctly the CR's can too. Furthermore, if you've only done three track days, you likely have enough on your plate as far as internalizing the fundamentals so that they're second nature. Get some seat time bro, and utilize the CR's. They know their shit and they come free with the track day.

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My $.02- The price of the Code School can buy you alot of track time, and there is no replacement for experience. Frankly, my opinion is that Code will not teach you the best way to do things, and anything he could teach you to do correctly the CR's can too. Furthermore, if you've only done three track days, you likely have enough on your plate as far as internalizing the fundamentals so that they're second nature. Get some seat time bro, and utilize the CR's. They know their shit and they come free with the track day.
Good point $900 for 2 days would buy a shit load of track days, just need to speak up to the CR's!!!
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