The knee down classes are with me almost ever since I started Superbike-Coach programs in the USA. This class was designed for those riders who suppose to know a view things already, but still struggle to drag that knee. I always saw it like the last instance to ‘get it finally done’, just like when you are about to get the trick learning wheelies. I could see this- but most riders not.
No offense, but there are riders who are signing up for knee (and wheelie) classes when they are actually not really ready for this. This is maybe caused by influences of friends, wish-thinking or self-overestimation. I know how I sound like right now, but it’s a fact. Some look into cornering school but since they come off a parking lot “school”, they might remember what “school” looked like and imagine what this “school” looks like, and think that this ain’t fair enough for them. See the point? You go try to explain that they are wrong there :-)
This was the actual trigger for me to offer the ‘Body Positioning’ class, because that goes more into detail and content than taking the challenge and to chase that knee. That triggered the next issue, which was that people didn’t see the difference of these two programs. So I’m sharing some pain with you right now and you can say I am tired of it, and migrated the best out of both programs :-)
The morning hours will be filled with classroom and track sessions, all about lines, viewing, body pos/language, saving energy, and some stuff MotoGP boys do. That’s quite some content there, and then we hit track session after track session in the afternoon where you are on our oval either with your bike and our mini bike. At this time I am side line coaching you until you got it down. We had a fantastic test operating the ‘Knee Down & Body Position class‘ last April, and this will be it from here.
Btw… if you read this and you are in that “wish-thinking or self-overestimation” picture… do not sign up for this as this is way ahead of you. The cornering school program is where all the magic is happening for all levels! Faith is better than wish-thinking and visions.
Headcoach Can Akkaya, Superbike-Coach Corp