turning every time he pedals...

Discussion in 'rec.sport.unicycling' started by refuze, Dec 30, 2005.

  1. refuze

    refuze Guest

    so my roomate and i went out to ride today and he is just learning on a
    nw 20"sun that i got him for xmas, while i was learning how to hop onto
    a curb on my new nimbus X my girlfriends mom got me for Xmas.... any
    way he cant seem to keep his uni straight... everytime he pedals the
    uni turns towards the pedal he is pushing down on... and he cant seem
    to stop doing this... i never had this problem so i didnt really know
    what to tell him..... what is he doing wrong and what can he do to fix
    this? thanks.. by the way today i finnaly hopped up onto a curb!!!! and
    i can free mount wwith my lft and right foot... as well as side free
    mount! i have yet to be able to ride backwards more then 5 revs... and
    i also cant idle more the 5 or 6 times.... and everytime i try to ride
    one footed... i fall off as soon as the pedal is at the top of its
    rotation:/


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  2. Spudman

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    First of all, how did you get a unicycle from your girlfriends mom?

    I think your roomate is puting too much pressure on the pedals and not
    enough on the seat. Tell him to keep all his weight on the seat, and I
    think the problem may go away after a while.


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  3. U-Turn

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    refuze wrote:
    > so my roomate and i went out to ride today and he is just learning on a
    > nw 20"sun that i got him for xmas, while i was learning how to hop onto
    > a curb on my new nimbus X my girlfriends mom got me for Xmas.... any
    > way he cant seem to keep his uni straight... everytime he pedals the
    > uni turns towards the pedal he is pushing down on... and he cant seem
    > to stop doing this... i never had this problem so i didnt really know
    > what to tell him..... what is he doing wrong and what can he do to fix
    > this?



    If he is just learning, it's not a big deal. It's far more important
    that he just stay on and have fun riding. In truth, it may be a good
    sign that he is relaxed and flexible in the hips. Those
    characteristics will be very beneficial later on.


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  4. evil-nick

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    I want to say practice, but I'm not sure... A friend of mine does the
    same thing, if you look at the BUUC Fall 2005 Movie (Yes, a shameless
    plug, and it can be found through my signature link ;)) you can see
    Tom's tracks are very wavy in the snow... almost like a sine wave...


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  5. refuze

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    Spudman wrote:
    > First of all, how did you get a unicycle from your girlfriends mom?
    >
    > I think your roomate is puting too much pressure on the pedals and not
    > enough on the seat. Tell him to keep all his weight on the seat, and I
    > think the problem may go away after a while.




    well my girl and i have been together for about 4 years.. so she is
    kinda like my mom... and im awesome hahaha!!!


    and thanks everyone for the feed back ill tell him to put more wieght
    on the seat! even though i said to keep even amounts of presure on the
    pedals... he was doing much better on mine and i have 114mm cranks and
    his i think are 127's??? i dont know i could be wrong about that but he
    was doing better on mine.


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  6. Mikefule

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    If the shorter cranks made the problem less obvious (as you seem to be
    saying) then that is entirely consistent with the suggestion your
    friend has too much weight on his feet and not enough on his seat.

    Make sure his seat is high enough. Many beginners put the seat too
    low.

    Tell him to ride with his weight firmly in the seat.

    Also tell him to look a long distance ahead, and not at the floor a
    couple of metres in front of him. Look where you're going and you go
    there. Target fixation: it can be a benefit in some cases, and
    disastrous in others. In this particular case, it will help.


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