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    BetterRide camps..experience?

    If you've been to one of these camps, speak up. How did you like it?

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    I took the camp about a year ago. I had both Gene and Andy as coaches. They are both incredibly knowledgeable and know what they are doing. We had all different types of riders in the camp and pretty much everybody came out of the camp much better than when they arrived.

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    i went to a 2 day camp held locally in nor cal. there were a number of things that i found positive about the experience:

    -the coach, dylan renn, was very good at conveying concepts, and also working with people of different skill levels
    -for me personally, i learned the basic concepts better from the class then online articles and books--these included: weight (heavy feet light hands), body position, vision
    -the turning drills were very useful (i ended up buying some cones so that i could continue the drills afterwards) in terms of learning how to counter steer and corner properly

    the camp teaches you the basics, but then you have to practice them afterwards. now, each time i go for a ride, i focus on certain elements to improve (i.e. vision, or body position, etc)
    94 Specialized Rockhopper

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    Thanks for the feedback. I too am looking at a 2 day camp in Bend, OR and would love any feedback on Jeff Ferrel as a coach. A little background is that I have been trying to learn how to jump more comfortably by myself and the internet and it wasn't until I took a 2 hour class by some local rippers that it began to click. 2 hours with a good instructor turned out to be far more helpful than countless hours watching videos and practicing bad technique. Thanks in advance.

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    I did a camp this year, Andy was the instructor. I agree with everything DTH & Brisco said above. Glad I did it.

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