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Everything posted by yakaru

  1. I'm guessing no chance the school will start running these next year? 🤪 Will be interesting to see how they compare to the S series and what price point they come in at for sure.
  2. That map looks like the west side to me, which as Hotfoot said is what CSS runs. It's a challenging course, especially makes you pick passes with care. I went a few times last year and really enjoyed it! You can see the other layouts here: https://www.thunderhill.com/track-info/track-maps though I've never run east or the combined configurations.
  3. Well, not my area but to give a bit of quick feedback: "The Q3s' recommended (cold) pressures of 32 psi front, 30 psi rear still apply to the Q3+" (source: https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2017/03/31/dunlop-sportmax-q3-test-13-fast-facts/ ) -- your pressures seem high and usually you run the front higher than the rear, whereas you're doing the opposite (I tend to run the same pressures on both tires for Perellis on my Ninja 250, otherwise it's always lower in the rear).
  4. Street (as requested) in order: 3, 4, 1, 5, 2 Track (in addition) in order: 3, 1, 4, 5, 2 -- though a tighter spread in places (Physical condition is 4th in both, but "more important" for track, at least for a full day/multiple days)
  5. They have full gear, so the same undersuit suggestion applies to women as men. as for school vs camp: I get a lot more from the camps, personally, and favor them for the increased time per day on the track to refine things. But it’s something I can see others wanting more “processing time” for the lessons or not physically prepared for two full days of riding having the opposite opinion. In the end though I’d say it’s probably not a drastic difference either way — both will be effective so pick the one that you think sounds more appealing or fits your schedule better.
  6. The image I posted is from Superbike school's website, so yes it's included. ( https://superbikeschool.com/the-curriculum/track-specific-data/ )
  7. It used to be that the first day was one way and the second the other, but more recently the track has consistently been run counter clockwise.
  8. For the 2 day camps basically everything is provided including helmet. Bring a well rested body and an undersuit and you're set. Obviously any gear of your own that you brought is open for you to use but you don't need it.
  9. https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=thighmaster&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
  10. thigh master type resistance work is good. There's also good exercises here: https://weighttraining.guide/tag/pectineus/ as well as https://barbend.com/adductor-exercises-for-strength/ and the Strong Curves program by Brett Contreras, while directed towards women, has a strong focus on glutes and legs and I use elements of that as I can. My biggest issue is consistency, it's so easy to stop doing it for way too long.
  11. On the flipside from strength is flexability and fascia treatment, you don't want to be 'yoga stretching' as Lyle puts it but this still helps keep everything loose and relaxed. Here's my favorite pre/post track prep:
  12. So the bit about the old pairing needing active counter steering or it would stand itself up in a corner really strikes me as odd as it violates some core physics of 2 wheeled vehicles. I'm curious if something like the rear tire not quite being aligned or similar was causing that and swapping the tires corrected the problem indirectly. Just spit balling. Glad you're having positive results after the change though!
  13. Off topic but Keith is still chastising me for using my clutch on my smaller bikes (without any electronics past fuel injection); I've done clutchless up and down on them a few but I've missed enough that I still haven't gotten confident doing it by default. I may also be biased because my transmission ended up needing work done on the subsequent track day after spending a school attempting to get used to being clutchless.
  14. Didn’t know which day(s) you are/were here but I’ll be on the lookout too if not yesterday
  15. I'd rather read from an electronic screen than not have access to it at all
  16. by the by, @Cobie Fair / @Keith Code -- any consideration to putting Twist and Twist II on Kindle? I have two paperback copies already but one that I could keep on my phone or kindle so I don't ever forget it for a track day as well as the ability to search for terms would be excellent.
  17. I didn't know it was Will, but I remember that frame -- huge distortion, if my memory serves it was shifted around half it's width over to the side.
  18. I've got to say that the most valuable parts have changed drastically for me over the years; but my favorite parts are probably the technical demonstrations.
  19. Looks like good news:
  20. If you're heading out west here's my track comments: The Ridge: one of my favorites -- both fast and technical, which is a fascinating mix of skill needs. Big straights and semi straights along with a variety of corner types and elevation changes (including the turn 13-16 "Ridge Complex" super corkscrew) Streets @ Willow: suuuuuuuuuuuuper technical and short. You'll get lots of laps in and learn skills, but it is in rough shape pavement wise and you won't really get to 'wring out' a superbike much. CSS's "home" track. Laguna: Fun and historic, the corkscrew is neat but I'll admi
  21. Trevor really is the best of the best. I've actually said MANY times CSS should offer a "track control" school for orgs to learn from them how to manage a closed course. Glad you had a great time, @53Driver hope you'll be out again next year?
  22. A lot of this has to do with the specifics of the corner but for the general approach: - You usually want to shift the weight balance forward to change direction. Depending on the bike and corner this can vary from a pause in the roll on, a partial roll off, a complete roll off (preferably with intent, not just chopping the throttle), or application of the brakes. - Once on line you roll back on, moving the weight back, stabilizing the bike. Again depending on the corner and bike the nature of this can vary. There's a corner at one of my local tracks which, on a 250cc bike, I do
  23. Sorry to hear about the down. I think Apollo has the core of it, and if your lecturer didn't say to obviously use the brakes if you needed then that does seem to be an oversight. I'll put a clip in at the end from the Superbike UK's level 1 presentation -- should jump to 18:16 -- which is the clearest explanation of 'how' and 'why' to do the drill (including using the brakes if you must). In my experience, the no-brake drill is best approached in a stepwise manner and helps tune entry speed and understanding of slowing from things other than the brakes (tire drag, lean angle, engine
  24. I'm pretty happy. Got to grow my trophy case a bit.
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