seat drag/push glide/coast idea

Discussion in '' started by dan de man, Apr 29, 2006.

  1. dan de man

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    i was thinking while practising my seat drags if it would be possible to
    put you feet onto the frame then either use you feeat to slow it down
    or to just coast on the frma while do ing a seat drag/push
    in short :possible or not

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  2. Tomleyden

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    probably the extra weight on the frame would push the seat into the
    grouind with more force so the extra friction would stop you moving.
    but if you found a way around it that would be awesome:)

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  3. giraffe

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    could do it as a crank roll kinda thing...not as cool tho :)


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  4. Erant

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  6. manon1wheel

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    yeah, wouldnt the pedals hit your your foot when your cranks are


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  7. Erant

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    That ofcourse all depends on how far you're putting your feet forward. I
    think crown-height would be pretty safe. You're putting LOADS of stress
    on your seat/seatpost then though. You'd also NEED that little wheel in
    your seat.


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  8. unisteez

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    you would have to stand up near the crown, and with that kind of
    pressure on the uni/seat(even with a wheel) it seems like something
    would break, im thinking that the seat might somehow break..if you
    could figure it out, it would be way sick.

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  9. tomtrevor

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  10. lucky_8

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  11. gossi

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    Well I come up earlier with this idea. So my background of this trick do
    "surf" on my uni from drag seat. But as some here figured out, the uni
    stops immediately after putting more weight on the frame. Well, that
    was around the time where I was happy about some meters of drag seat.
    I'm doing this trick pretty stable by now, so I will give this trick a
    try later on at the training.

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  12. johnfoss

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    You have two things to overcome:

    First is friction. Your feet will have to be at the crown or higher,
    which will bring any normal-seated uni to an instant stop. As a
    stopping skill, it could be pretty cool on its own but that's not why
    we're here. If you added some sort of concealed wheels or casters, you
    could overcome this. But make the wheels too obvious, and you stop
    being a unicycle.

    The second thing is instability of the platform. Once you get off the
    pedals, you've lost your grip on keeping the cycle from flopping over.
    You could flatten the end of the seat and/or use *two* wheels/casters
    for this. Or some frame modifications that would give your feet enough
    input to hold the wheel upright.


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  13. primus

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