Well theres really no curse involved in watcing yourself, except maybe the distinct feeling that you werent looking anywhere near as cool as you thought you were. Having style is huge. Yesterday was actually the first time I consciously tried to understand rotating around on the rear wheel. I knew I could tug the bars as I went up and be looking at around 90 degrees of rotation, but I wanted to sort out a controlled hopping.. at least 360 degrees. Set up the video camera and it didnt take many attempts to get a couple of 360 rear hopping turns down. The problem is I dont look very good doing it! And I cant believe its womanish to want to look good.. I know I'm not going to master all the tricks and tools of trials so I might as well look cool doing what I do learn. So I suppose I cant admit I really know a skill until I look stylish doing it. I really suggest picking up a cheap video cam if you dont have one already. The one I got is just a ratty old Sony HandyCam.. it was only a $100-- but it works. They really can be almost like a coach, if you are honest with yourself about what you see. Since I ride alone it almost even represents a riding partner: you look at the vid of yourself and say 'that move looks sketchy I bet I could do better' or 'instead of doing that, why doest he try this.' Hell, even your riding wardrobe might change because of it! Get a cheap used video cam if you can find one.