I also feel it is unfortunate what you had to go through and I am happy for you that it was rectified through the school.
On the other hand, I hope this thread does not deter others from attending California Superbike School. I have attended 4 days of the school over the past two years and have nothing but good things to say about the school all around. Everyone will have their experiences and unfortunately you got stuck with a bad one. This should not take away from the greatness of the learning and skills this school pours out to their students.
The situation was handled by Keith Code, who ultimately is the backbone of this school. It was an unfortunate short lived experience for the OP but I don't feel it is fair for others to not take the journey based on one persons unfortunate experience.
First off, many thanks for the support from those who have done the school. Secondly, the branch in Australia has just celebrated its 20th year anniversary. In such a small country, staying in the game that long says something about the management's commitment to providing top notch rider training. It never could have survived if it really was a rip off.
I was certainly sensitive to Gavatron1's situation. To have someone sour on the schools, well, I take everything about the school personally, in all 18 countries we have run. Evolving the schools, delivering better and better service, figuring out more ways to coach through the problems riders have is an ongoing and ever evolving process. I used to think I knew something about riding but some of the stuff we've discovered over the past couple of years makes me think I've only scratched the surface.
It was pleasing to me that we were able to remedy Gavatron1's situation and that is what I expect from our organization. In the end, it is all about the rider training although I'm not above apologizing for administrative F ups.
I've been very proud of the results the Australian branch has produced under Stever Brouggy's direction and in those 20 years of association there have been very few complaints. Once again, no way would CSS Australia survived if there had been.