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Old 23-May-2006, 10:52 PM
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i know some you have done this because iv seen pictures of your bikes. it seems a lot of money but is it real worth it? what did you get out of the day?
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Old 23-May-2006, 11:06 PM
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IMHO YES-but I will let some of the others explain.

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Old 24-May-2006, 12:42 AM
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......what did you get out of the day?

I seem to remember John getting a new water pump for the Gilera

I've completed levels 1-3....

Unless you are already a very technical rider I think you will benefit no-end.

I took something new from each level, for example after one level 3 drill I felt very uncomfortable - just did'nt gel for me and the bike felt very unstable- discussed it with the instructor - he suggested a change in foot positioning - wahay - complete transformation to the feel in the corner and it clicked (locking in). That then resulted in me changing my footpeg and lever positions to take maximum advantage from the drill, its that type of attention to detail and interest in you as customer that you are paying for.

For me, worth every penny.

My last thought on the subject would be, if you already fancy yourself a bit you may well wonder whats the point of the level 1 drills and walk away afterwards thinking it was a waste of money- DON'T, they are the fundemental building blocks of something much bigger and better.

Thomas Luthi back on the top spot .......
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Old 24-May-2006, 08:13 AM
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For me, no, not really. Although i expect a lot of other to disagree.

Don't get me wrong, was a really well run day and the talks from Andy Ibbot are superb. But from a 'riding' perspective, i'm not convinced i learned anything at all.

Certainly nothing was in the course that i didn't 'know' from reading Twist of the Wrist 5 times before the course.

OK, when there you are 'implementing' it as opposed to just reading it. But in theory you could do that on any trackday.

The thing that really did it for me was after each session i'd come in and it would be "yeah that's great Steve, exactly what we were looking for".... ummmmm how does that help me exactly ?

If you want a 1 day thing, i'd say don't.... if you want a 4-10 day training course... then go for it.
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Old 24-May-2006, 08:56 AM
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Don't think it's for ultimate track gods like yourself Steve, aimed at us "mere mortals" I guess. Mind you some pretty successful racers have gone through the CSS system

I'm hoping to do level 1 soon, the season seems pretty well booked up so it must be popular and some go back for refresher courses from time to time.
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Old 24-May-2006, 09:13 AM
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Don't think it's for ultimate track gods like yourself Steve, aimed at us "mere mortals" I guess. Mind you some pretty successful racers have gone through the CSS system

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Why do i bother ? seriously ???

is no-one allowed to have an opinion any more ???

I'm more than well aware of who's done what and how much sucess Andy and CSS have had with racers, one of my close mates Dan Hegarty who does Superstock is one of Andys students and swears by him....

but that wasn't the question.

the question was "what did YOU get out the day"

FFS
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Old 24-May-2006, 09:55 AM
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Why do i bother ? seriously ???

We do sometimes wonder...
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Old 24-May-2006, 09:58 AM
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i know some you have done this because iv seen pictures of your bikes. it seems a lot of money but is it real worth it? what did you get out of the day?

There's no two ways about it, it's not cheap. Is it worthwhile? Well clearly there's a number of different opinions to choose from - it just depends on who's advice you choose to listen to.

I'm now a coach for the CSS Dom so if you want a chat about how things work during the day etc - I'm more than happy to have a chat about it. I'll u2u you my mobile number.
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Old 24-May-2006, 10:12 AM
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Why do i bother ? seriously ???

We do sometimes wonder...

because the bloke asked a question and i'm not a sheep like a large percentage of people ?
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Old 24-May-2006, 10:18 AM
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