new tricks-please..even basics?!

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by laura, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. laura

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    im pretty crap at learnig new stuff, as it takes ages and i really have
    to admit i dont have a large attention span(as you can tell by the fact
    that im typing this instead of doing english coursework...) but does any
    one have or know any ideas for any new tricks or stuff i can try and
    learn???
    i cant do a lot so even easy stuff will be new to me :(

    please :(


    thanx laura xxx


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  2. johnfoss

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    Laura,

    You forgot to tell us what you can already do.

    Search on these:

    - IUF Skill Levels
    - USA Skill Levels
    (basically same skill levels; two search terms)
    - IUF Rulebook
    - USA Rulebook


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  3. laura

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    :confused: HELP!!!!!!! not a lot, lets say i can: get on with my right
    and left foot, idil (i dont no how to spell it) and ride back wards a
    little, working on 1 footed idil and play hockey that about sums it up
    :(


    ??????

    laura xxx


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  4. laura

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  5. iunicycle

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    I have a modified Standard Skills list, which combines the skill values
    and the skill descriptions into one place, available here:
    <http://iunicycle.com/unicycle/skills/standard/>

    Lower point skills are 'easier'. The skill levels are important as well,
    maybe more important, but the skill levels don't describe the skills.
    You should be working on the lower levels first, as they serve as a
    basis for the next levels. This forum is most important for tips to
    doing the tricks, for encouragement, and for reporting your success.


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  7. BoojiBoy

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    I'm working on riding with the seat to the side right now. My brother
    can do it. It looks like you just have you bend your knees a lot and try
    not to get dizzy as it forces you to ride around in circles.


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  8. laura

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    thanx guys you web sites are all brill! keep em coming! i have to
    try.......even if it kills me im going to learn summt new!


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  9. Laura,

    You have got to try ("bunny") hopping if you haven't already.

    When I teach ppl to ride, they usually say that they can hop on a
    pogostick when I ask them, and it is almost always a very smooth
    transition from hopping on a pogo stick to hopping on a unicycle (even
    if they can't even ride yet!) Most ppl I teach can hop (either holding
    onto something, but sometimes without assistance!) before they can ride
    very far. This is very weird to me. Anyhow, if you can idle, you're
    ready to hop!

    First off, your going to want your cranks and pedals "horizontal", so
    they're sideways right next to each other. Experiment to see whether you
    feel more comfortable with your left foot forward and right foot back,
    or if it feels better to pedal a little bit forward (half a revolution)
    so that your right foot is forward. Hold onto something while you're in
    your "comfortable" position, and try to just keep still, this is called
    a standstill. This itself would also be a good trick to learn. Now,
    squeeze your legs (the inside of your thighs) so that they "pinch" the
    seat, straighten your body up (but still leaning forward a tad bit), put
    your "stronger" hand or the hand that you're most comfortable with on
    the front of the seat (there might be a handle or bumper there) and pull
    up on the seat with that hand while jumping/hopping/raising your whole
    body up off of the ground.

    Another thing you might want to start thinking about is learning new
    trick mounts. Ones in your grasp would be the static mount, the rollback
    mount, the spin mount, the seat-to-the-side mount, the backwards mount,
    or even the running/jogging mount. Just let me know if you want any
    descriptions of these.

    If you can go backwards for a bit and idle one-footed a little, you
    should try "stomach-riding", too.

    Good luck!! And have fun! (and try to practice on an indoor gym floor)


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