BC Recieved

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by e39m5, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. e39m5

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    I got a new bedford BC wheel with a kenda contact tire. It has the long
    plates. It came new years eve, and it was snowing, but I really didn't
    care. I pulled out the shovel, shoveleds out a straigh line in the
    driveway and got some lawn chairs. I just stood up oon it and tried to
    go down the driveway. After an hour I was pretty consistently making
    it 15 feet. Then the grip tape on the plates froze over, lol. When I
    got inside I looked at my leg, it was all scratched and cut open, I was
    too cold to feel it. Now my driveway is covered in a sheet of ice and
    I cant really practice out there so I have been trying in my basement.
    I took an old soccer sock and cut off the toe that I pull over my leg
    then fold down half of it over itself, it works good for leg
    protection. I cant freemount the thing at all and its proving to be a
    problem. I have to push out of a small doorway which scratched up my
    arm, and theres only 10 feet in front of me where i can go. Im trying
    to freemount but cant pull it off, any suggestions?

    e39m5


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  2. jagur

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    > Im trying to freemount but cant pull it off, any suggestions?
    >


    yes, put one foot on the plate and let the tire press on your leg so it
    wont roll.....then move your body forward slighty and put your other
    foot on.

    (the forwardish movement is so you'll have a little forward motion when
    your second foot gets on the plates.)


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  4. abbabibble

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    evan says he uses ace bandage wraps under his pant legs, and they keep
    the tire from ripping open your leg.

    i have yet to try them for myself.


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  5. abbabibble

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    and for freemounting i just tried the skate mount until i got it down.
    it gives you more momentum that way.


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  6. e39m5

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    Im getting the skate mount down with one push. This soccer sock thing
    works pretty good. No problems with leg pain. It was a junky sock
    without any turn for the foot. It ended being just a long tube of
    fabric that I pull over my leg like its a soccer sock, but then where
    the toes used to be, I pull it up and overlap whats already over my
    shin.

    e39m5


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  7. Spudman

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    For the skate mount, think of it as hopping on one foot. It just takes
    practice to get it, but after you do it works great. and I suggest
    that you don't touch your leg to the wheel for stability, that just
    slows you down and you can't get a good start.

    Also, the wheel isn't as wobbly when you are pushing faster, so I try
    to get up some speed on the first push so that I can avoid getting a
    rash on my leg. And I suggest that you don't touch your leg to the
    wheel for stability, that just slows you down and you can't get a good
    start.


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  9. Evan Byrne

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    You gota rub you legs, its your brake, say you just hop uped a platform
    and your about to 90 stall a ledge you shove your leg into teh tire and
    slow down.


    also when you 180 on slanted stuff or half/half you lock the wheel and
    let go as soon as you want to go again


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