How do I backwards wheel-walk?

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by unipsychogirl, Jun 20, 2004.

  1. Hey guys.

    Does anyone have any tips on how to backwards wheel-walk? 6 pushes is my
    record.....should I lean more forward or back than usual?


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  2. nickvb123

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    You definetly don't lean back. This makes you pull the wheel really fast
    in order to retain balance. In forwards wheel walking the proper
    technique is to lean back. In backwards ww i think it is better not to
    keep the body overly forwards, but just comfortably forwards if that
    makes sense. I also find it easier to have minimal gap between the feet.
    Use the heel at the start of the stroke and the toe at the end. Remember
    to lift up the heel of the foot as it gets close to frame because
    otherwise you will hit the crown with your foot if you have a crown that
    sticks up a bit.


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  3. unicycleboy

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    I find that i keep my body fairly upright and arms out to the side for
    some reason :), The unicycle frame needs to be about 20-30 degrees
    backwards to have the momemtum but also so theres room to fit the feet
    in.

    Trev


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  4. nickvb123

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    > Thanks Nick, mind if we borrow that for the site?



    No worries.

    I'm not exactly that great at backwards ww but o well.


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