I'd actually argue that it would be beneficial to compete at least 3 times prior to spending good money on a class.
- get a feel for the competition so when the instructor is going over things you immediately know why rather then wonder why
- make sure you have the desire to compete, we've all went out and bought something with the feeling it was gonna be our next favorite time waster - then we tried it and it wasn't as fun as it sounded. Tangible toys can at least be sold to cut the loss. While learnings in class can still be applied to the backyard - it would still be a tough pill to swallow if it were me
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