What does it take to build like a master? How does a master juggle so many variables to make truing into a smooth process?
Unfortunately, most masters can’t illuminate their methods because truing is a wordless series of hunches based on huge experience. Many thousands of adjustments and outcomes must be witnessed before a builder has a crack at mastery.
Wheel building has been learned this way for more than a century much as foreign languages are often learned through immersion. Repetition works but it’s not the fastest way and your expertise is limited by what comes your way. Repetition, as a teacher, can also lead to bad habits and boredom.
Is there a better way to learn besides sheer repetition? Yes, by first looking closely at the two dominant building methods.