Bitch'n Bitumen Chat

Anyone done Californian Superbike School lev 1?

For all track day and racing discussion

Moderators: Tongie_, khobun, Jake

Anyone done Californian Superbike School lev 1?

Postby HondaMick » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:42 am

Wanting to know if anyone has done it and if so what lap time reduction it gave them.
I'm kind of keen but at over $500 bucks that's the same as 3 champions ride days...
HondaMick
Jedi Knight
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Mon May 30, 2011 12:03 am
Location: bayswater melbourne

Re: Anyone done Californian Superbike School lev 1?

Postby khobun » Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:11 pm

Hey Mick,
I've done it, it pissed rain most of the day and they cut the last session out.
I got a fair bit from it. Mostly turn entry points and how to find the apex of a corner.. You'll be surprised by how deep you can go before tipping in and it does make a big difference in your times. No point doing more track days if you're making the same mistakes.
One thing though.. The variation in 'coaches' is huge.. The guy I had years ago struggled to catch me in the only dry session of the day and I was hitting 1.50:51's then.
Have you thought about Bernie Hatton's course?
User avatar
khobun
Moderator
 
Posts: 1704
Joined: Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:29 pm
Location: G town Victoria

Re: Anyone done Californian Superbike School lev 1?

Postby HondaMick » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:05 am

Thanks Khobun.
I haven't looked into Bernie's course. I will look into it now.
HondaMick
Jedi Knight
 
Posts: 50
Joined: Mon May 30, 2011 12:03 am
Location: bayswater melbourne

Re: Anyone done Californian Superbike School lev 1?

Postby jonnymac » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:55 pm

khobun wrote:Hey Mick,
I've done it, it pissed rain most of the day and they cut the last session out.
I got a fair bit from it. Mostly turn entry points and how to find the apex of a corner.. You'll be surprised by how deep you can go before tipping in and it does make a big difference in your times. No point doing more track days if you're making the same mistakes.
One thing though.. The variation in 'coaches' is huge.. The guy I had years ago struggled to catch me in the only dry session of the day and I was hitting 1.50:51's then.
Have you thought about Bernie Hatton's course?


Slow coach..........



pun intended lol :lol:
User avatar
jonnymac
Jedi Grand Master
 
Posts: 822
Joined: Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:26 pm
Location: eastern suburbs

Re: Anyone done Californian Superbike School lev 1?

Postby Kitesurfer » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:04 pm

You probably had that Jake guy... :lol:
User avatar
Kitesurfer
Jedi Grand Master
 
Posts: 530
Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:46 am
Location: Siberia (via Sunbury, Melbourne)

Re: Anyone done Californian Superbike School lev 1?

Postby Kitesurfer » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:08 pm

But in all seriousness...

I've done all 4 levels, and even gone back and repeated level 4 a couple of times. I've learned something new each and every time and while I'm not sure how much difference it's made to my lap times, the SDPICS photos have always show an improvement in body position and lean angle :?

Khobun's right though: the instructor you have can "make or break" your day. When you click with a coach, you'll gain much more and progress quicker.

Is it worth $500? Hard to say. But if I wasn't getting anything from it, I wouldn't keep going back for more!

Oh, and I'm definitely a safer (and faster) street rider as a bonus!
User avatar
Kitesurfer
Jedi Grand Master
 
Posts: 530
Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:46 am
Location: Siberia (via Sunbury, Melbourne)


Return to Track Days & Racing

  • Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests

cron