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Well I've been lurking around here for over a year now, so.......

Hi all,

 

I got lucky and managed to get in on the resent school at Barbers. My work scheduled allowed me to attend and I was able to sign up last minute.:D

2 days of class and I even hung out for a little on both days of the camp that followed. In the future I will try to do the camps but will take whatever I get.

 

My observations between regular class days and camps.

The regular class days are rather busy and moving at a quick pace, with some downtime shoved in between each drill. This was a good opportunity to think about the next track session and meet some of the other students. It was also nice to see several of the same people for the 2nd day.

Camp days are from an outsiders (not student) point of view. Things moved at a quick pace but seemed more relaxed. From watching there was more time spent with the students after each session. Not as many students = more time + 2 more track sessions each day.

If you are thinking about attending a school but undecided upon regular class or camp, I would let the money determine the outcome. Yes, camps cost more but there is more to be had. If I had it to do over again would I have picked the camp over regular class for my first outing? Probably. But now I have a good feel for how things operate and have a better understanding of the class flow.

 

 

2 strokes scream and Duc's are Duc's.

 

Jeff

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Well I've been lurking around here for over a year now, so.......

Hi all,

I got lucky and managed to get in on the resent school at Barbers. My work scheduled allowed me to attend and I was able to sign up last minute.:D

2 days of class and I even hung out for a little on both days of the camp that followed. In the future I will try to do the camps but will take whatever I get.

 

My observations between regular class days and camps.

The regular class days are rather busy and moving at a quick pace, with some downtime shoved in between each drill. This was a good opportunity to think about the next track session and meet some of the other students. It was also nice to see several of the same people for the 2nd day.

Camp days are from an outsiders (not student) point of view. Things moved at a quick pace but seemed more relaxed. From watching there was more time spent with the students after each session. Not as many students = more time + 2 more track sessions each day.

If you are thinking about attending a school but undecided upon regular class or camp, I would let the money determine the outcome. Yes, camps cost more but there is more to be had. If I had it to do over again would I have picked the camp over regular class for my first outing? Probably. But now I have a good feel for how things operate and have a better understanding of the class flow.

 

 

2 strokes scream and Duc's are Duc's.

 

Jeff

 

 

Welcome Jeff,

 

Glad you came out of the shadows!

 

I had some of the same observations as a student. The 2 day camp had more going on but it seemed more relaxed because of the smaller number of students. I just did two one-day level 4s last month and in some ways it was eaisier (on the old body for one) but with the larger number of students can be a bit hectic (esp. on track - more students means more traffic :o ). The added coaching time at the camp can be nice but that depends on what you are working on and your needs at that time. Letting that and your wallet help you decide on which option is best is good advice.

 

Ride safe,

Carey

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Jeff and Carey,

 

Welcome Jeff, and good observations both of you.

 

The single day schools are good, but at the track where we have mandatory 1 hour lunch, they can get a bit more crunched for time. Also, nothing like your coach just having one other student besides you!

 

Best,

CF

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Jeff and Carey,

 

Welcome Jeff, and good observations both of you.

 

The single day schools are good, but at the track where we have mandatory 1 hour lunch, they can get a bit more crunched for time. Also, nothing like your coach just having one other student besides you!

 

Best,

CF

 

 

Id love to attend camp but my wallet says no. I can do about 6 days of school if I byob for the price of one two day camp. That aint too shabby! Im really glad CSS allows poor slobs like me a chance to get great schooling at a affoardable cost. Thanks!!

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mblaster - I totally agree! I too would love to attend a camp, but being a family man with wife and 4 children it's out of my price range. I did level 1 at Barber on 6/1 (an early Father's day present). I'm very happy that they offer the 1 day classes at a reasonable rate. I have since done a track day and it was fun, but I don't think I would have contemplated doing a track day without my experience at CSS! There's no comparison in terms of coaching and instruction! At the track day, there was a brief meeting after the 1st ride for the Novice group (I slated myself in Novice although the control rider told me early in the day that after watching me I should have started with intermediate - directly attributable to attending CSS) which was basically a Q&A related to track surfaces (there were a few patches and lines due to the patches) at that particular track very briefly. No mention of throttle control or braking, no instructions in regard to turn in points or two step cornering, no mention of relaxing, body position, keeping your eyes ahead of you thru the turns, or quick turns or how or when to roll on the throttle... nothing. Thanks CSS for the awesome instruction at level 1 - can't wait to take level 2!

 

 

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