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Old 12-19-12, 19:54   #1
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I'm looking at signing up for one of the CA superbike school camps in the next year. I'd like to attend either the one offered at NOLA or Barber. The dates are similar and either track is about the same distance from me give or take an hour. I'm sure either track would great and from the people I've talked to the school is phenomenal but I wanted to know if one would be more conducive for a better learning experience.
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I'm looking at signing up for one of the CA superbike school camps in the next year. I'd like to attend either the one offered at NOLA or Barber. The dates are similar and either track is about the same distance from me give or take an hour. I'm sure either track would great and from the people I've talked to the school is phenomenal but I wanted to know if one would be more conducive for a better learning experience.

Whichever one you are most comfortable at and familiar with so you can focus on the drills instead of learning the track plus the drills.
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Go to Barber you know why so you can take advantage and visit the Museum it's amazing
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Whichever one you are most comfortable at and familiar with so you can focus on the drills instead of learning the track plus the drills.
I will not have been to either track when I would like to attend the camp.
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Go to Barber you know why so you can take advantage and visit the Museum it's amazing
Ok, I'll keep that in mind. barber looks pretty neat with all the elevation changes too.
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I did Level 1 Superbike school in October. Amazing and totally worth it. Improved my riding, specifically cornering tremendously.
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I did Level 1 Superbike school in October. Amazing and totally worth it. Improved my riding, specifically cornering tremendously.
Yeah I'm excited about taking the courses. Where did you take the school at?


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Have ridden both and given the choice I would go with Barber. NOLA is FLAT, FLAT, FLAT!!! I like the elevation change and variety of corner types at Barber better, the fast majority of corners at Barber are blind, so be aware! That said with focusing on drills and and such NOLA maybe better as there NO blind corners and may take less time to understand the track and focus on drills. Either way CSS will be well worth it, can't go wrong!
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When you go, make sure to tell "bossy" Jeremy says hi! You will know whom that is as soon as you meet her, and you won't be able to stop looking at her. She really made that school worth it for me.

Seriously though, It is a good school, and it doesn't matter if you know the track. The whole idea behind the school is to teach you how to learn a track. How you can predict a blind corner for the first time through is a very valuable lesson. They are all about the corner, and I highly recommend the most difficult track you can find for the school because of this.

I'm a level four graduate from the school, and I have returned two times since to learn a track better. The first two levels are a bit daunting. You learn so much in two days (if you go to a camp) that it is hard to take in, but you will absorb it. You will not be going super fast around the track because they are teaching you how to go fast. It's all about turning speed, entrance points, apex points, and exit at this school. They are going to teach you how to repeat the same line for the perfect execution of the track every lap. It's not till you get to 3-4 that you really get to see the whole thing come together though.

You will feel like you are going to die after the second day, especially if it's hot because of the size of the BMW (if you are 5'-10" or less). I'm really, really not a fan of the BMW to tell the truth. Luckily for me though, I got to take my 675R to the last camp (I had already graduated and was returning to get faster at Sears Point). It did take a bit of talking to Keith though. He really didn't like the idea of my hatred for the BMW. It made it kind of fun to tell the truth, he kept passing me inches from my front tire to get me riled up. He had to show me how "superior" his bike was I guess. It was fun to go back and forth with the old man for sure because he is a very fast rider.

Anyway, you will have a hell of a time!
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