I remember many years ago when I was new to driving and got my "hoon" on. My friends and I would case out a park, roads, dirt roads etc to check what was around then started to have some "fun". As a result of this, I managed to get in some serious practice with controlling a car sideways, backwards, hydroplaning and even on two wheels. After I had grown out of these antics I managed to find myself on a few occasions where having experience of how to handle skids has managed to save the situation. So as long as "hooning" is done in a safe environment, is it really that bad? One could argue that the defensive driving courses for skid control, is exactly that.... hooning around in a safe environment. In order to be in 100% control of your vehicle, surely you need to experience everything that can occur while you're riding? Once experienced it, then practise it.