Sorry, I know im not using the politically correct terms but try to decipher what I am saying...lol When I say stiff, i mean heavy...doesn't turn as easy not as flickable. Once I'm on the gas it becomes easy to flick.
I might be wrong but I think my skill level is way past a MSF course at this point. I'm not sure what value I could get from one for $150 at this point.
First... the link I provided above is NOT an MSF course. It is the Lee Parks Advanced Riding Course, which is based off his book called TOTAL CONTROL. I highly suggest reading that book... along with several others... as it will help fill in the many holes that still exist in your riding skill. Look closely at this link and you'll see...
When a motorcycle is under braking, it actually turns a bit easier because the forks compress, which alters the rake/trail (which is outside the scope of this thread).
Using this fact is an advanced technique that can be very beneficial... or bite you quickly.
As others have said, getting the basics down is critical. Far too many trackday riders try to run before they walk... and end up "crawling" instead (away from a crash).
My suggestion for all riders is to get your hands on as many training books as possible (great for those long winters).
Then... do a few different training courses. Even if it seems repetitive, each book and course and instructor will be a little different and will either give you something new... or help to reinforce something you already knew.
Combine these items with as many trackdays as you can afford, and use them to practice the proper techniques you've learned. And depending on which trackday org you use, they may also have expert level instruction available to bring you even further along.
At my own trackdays, we have a bunch of MSF instructors that are also expert level racers... so they know how to teach and how to do!
We also have Ken Condon
, who writes the Proficient Motorcycling column and has a riding skills book and dvd out.
And as mentioned earlier, we teamed up with the Lee Park's program to round out our education portion.
Even after 20 years of track riding and racing... I learn something or practice a certain technique at every trackday I do.