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Offline Duckyfuzz

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Track school feedback
« on: July 15, 2016, 12:20:09 PM »
Afternoon all

I'm after a bit of feedback if anyone has it. I've just recently passed my test and got a striple.  Birthday coming up in Sept and in fortunate position to get a track day school experience.

I'm wanting to learn cornering more than anything else, throttle control , leaning , speed, positioning etc and generally build my confidence.

Does anyone have any experience of schools and if so how good was it?


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Re: Track school feedback
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2016, 12:47:24 PM »
Why not just do a novice trackday first and see if you like riding on track? Cheaper than a school and there are usually instructors on hand to lend advice.  :031:
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Re: Track school feedback
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2016, 12:57:17 PM »
My experience of straight "track days" rather than schools is that even in the novice group, you get a lot of testosterone, varying abilities and while there are instructors on hand to give a bit of advice and show you the lines, it might not be the best experience for a new rider on a new bike who is looking for more focused, in-depth training that he can transfer to the road. Especially if you get nerfed on a corner by someone trying too hard.  Definitely agree though that some advanced training is a good shout - and 'track-based' might make it more fun than the road-based training, especially for cornering techniques.

For an ongoing training programme that includes all the things the OP lists, I would heartily recommend something like the IAM or RoSPA. Or Rapid maybe,  but I think the first 2 options give you a lot of time for your money. This could also be considered in addition to some track based training if it doesn't scream "birthday present".
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