Hi everyone. Been lurking for a few weeks and I finally decided to join. I am currently in the middle of taking my MSF and I have some questions for you folks. When coming to a stop, whats the best way to downshift? I am being told downshifting into lower gears, while good for engine braking places alot of wear and tear on the engine. Do you just pull in the clutch and downshift into first or do you row thru all the gears? Also they keep telling us when you get a tankslapper you actually need to brake. I thought you actually gassed it a bit to get the front up a tad to straighten out the wheel. Any input on this? Also, I am thinking of signing up for a novice trackday in October and I was wondering if that would be too soon? What do they teach you at these track days? input is greatly appreciated from you guys. This seems like a great forum for bikes. Also, anyone in the Coral Springs area of SE fla?