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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-07-2009, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Schwantz School Relocating

Found this on another forum I frequent

I just read that Kevin announced in an interview yesterday that he is moving his school from Road Atlanta to Barber Motorsports Park. In addition to the Suzukis that have previously been the only bikes offered at the school they are adding Hondas. Both Honda and Suzuki will be co-sponsors of the school. Very interesting.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-07-2009, 03:57 PM
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Will this be the new hot school since the demise of the Spencer school?
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Tom would be the guy to answer that. From what I heard, he had a great time at Schwantz. (but learned more at Freddie's)

He knows all the schools.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-07-2009, 04:07 PM
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Sounds like it if honda is backing it as well. Or maybe Honda is just giving them all the left over 2008 superbikes since they won't be using them this year

Barber is only 2 hours from my girlfriend's family in Huntsville. Hmmmmm.....

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This is good news considering I wanted to go to his school this year.

You wanna see my itinerary?
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Yeah..... .at the time I went it was like a who's-who of Suzuki endurance racing.

Great bunch of guys..... great pace of the class.... solid instruction.
The on track sessions were a RIOT of fast paced dancing with the instructors.


If you are a beginner to intermediate, don't hesitate..... go.



If you are an advanced guy ... the trouble I had was they didn't bring the
class up to the level I was riding at.... I mean it's nice to hear them say " you
are going really good" , "you look great" , " you really know the track" ( I had
never been there before) but they didn't really raise the bar.


Spencer School looked at how you were riding and tried to get you one rung
on the ladder higher..... didn't much matter how fast you were / weren't.


Wouldn't be surprised that this was possible due to the demise of Freddie's
school and the for sale nature of the CLASS program.... Reg is trying to retire.

Same level issue with the STAR school for me.... and class is even more beginner-ish.

Code is just out of touch.



So where do the advanced guys go now ?

Jeff Haney is going off to teach at the Barber School.... should be good.



Hey Wink ...... ever find out wassup with Nick ?


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Actually, I'll update you on Nick when we get a chance to talk at the Bash.

Haney's deal at Laguna sounds like the best deal to me at the moment. I need to reach out to Jeff and check in with him as well.

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Any updates on the Schwantz school since last year? I'm curious if anyone attended either the Barber or Indy sessions.

I'm thinking about going to a spring session down at Barber and then getting back to NESBA events for the remainder of this coming summer. I took off last year completely from riding so I'm looking to get both a jump-start on the season and get some extensive one-on-one instruction to help get past the plateau I've been stuck at.

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Best school in the country at the moment is most likely Nick's school with Yamaha at Miller.
http://www.millermotorsportspark.com...rcycle-school/

Jeff Haney is teaching for Skip Barber at Laguna Seca.
http://skipbarber.com/landing_superb...ookieSupport=1

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lol at first i thought steve finally posted again
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Schwantz school is the best bang for the buck
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What other schools have you attended?

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Ok, let's try to stay on topic. Steve is not back and I'm not interested in the other schools and which is 'better'. I have family in Birmingham and have always wanted to ride at Barber. So I'd like to see if anyone has attended the school as I'd like some input on that one specifically. Thanks.

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Then why are you asking? It is a PHENOMENAL track, PHENOMENAL museum, and you should have fun at the school.

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Totally agree with Wink. I haven't attended the school but I did the NESBA TDs back in November. Holy cow that track is fun!
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