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Old 2006-12-05, 12:15 PM   #1
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!The collective IdIoTS guide to unispins!

alot of the questions that i hear on this forum are about unispins. everyone wants to do one and it seems that nobody knows how or nobody can be bothered to tell said people.

!!Fear not, small children!!. information is here...

unispin 07 catalogue.
1. 180 unispin
2. 360 unispin
3. 540 unispin
4. 720 unispin
5. 900 unispin(anybody?)
6. 180/180 unispin AKA varial
7. Inward unispin(spin in opposite directions)
8. smallspin
9. 360/180 AKA bigspin
10. Full varial AKA whippersnapper AKA 360 varial
11. hickflip
12. treyflip
13. hickbackflips
14. inwardflips
15. varialflip
16. varial backflip
17. sex change flip
18. donkey hick
19. 1 footer 180 unispin
20. unispins landing on tyre.

If anyone(shaun...) has tips or a guide to any of these tricks start posting. i will later but im tired now...time for beddie bies
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Old 2006-12-05, 01:00 PM   #2
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The guide for most of the unispin tricks are the same, but spin faster. I too can't really be bothered writting a detailed description, but I may do in the near future.

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Old 2006-12-05, 01:34 PM   #3
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180 Unispin.

Well, lets start shall we?

(Do not attempt when wearing no shin guards, shoes, and when you in your room still awake at 5am.)

Step one:
Get your shin guards on, cause they will give you confidence, and protect you from getting painful 8 inch gashes on your legs.
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Step two:
Get your uni.
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Step Three:
Mount your uni. Get into your jumping position, mines left foot forward, right hand on saddle, then move to SIF.
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Step Four:
Find your hand position. What is comfortable to you, and make it the easiest to rotate your uni with. I rotate my uni to the right, so my right hand, is on the handle, holding more on the left side, and my left hand is holding the back of the seat, on the right side.
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Step Five:
Jump off your pedals, either bringing your feet out to the side, or straight up. Right as you do this, spin the uni 180 degrees. Land on the ground, don't try to land it just yet. Just keep doing this to get used to jumping off and spinning the uni.

You may also learn to do no-footers, just to get used to jumping off, and landing back on the uni.

Step Six:
Now lets try and land this. You know how you hold your saddle, and how to spin it, you have your gear on, your used to jumping off the pedals and spinning the uni, so the next part is to land.

Instead of landing your feet on the ground, like in step five, aim them for the cranks.

Practice, practice, practice. You don't really need to have the uni leave the ground for a 180 unispin, just your feet have to leave the uni, and stay out of the way when its spinning. It may take you a few days to get this trick, or a few minuets, just don't give up.

Let out a loud "Yes!!!" once you land one.

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Your probably thinking that this guide sounds too simple and no enough detail, but 180 unispins are simple and don't need much detail. You just gotta go out and try them and not be afraid to fall a few times.

I would of gotten pictures of the spin, but my webcam sucks when its dark in my room, and seeing how its past 5am, I don't wanna wake anyone up by doing a unispin in my room, nor do I want to cut my feet up.

Once you have the 180 down, just spin the uni harder and faster and get a 360, then try a 540 and so on and so forth.

Enjoy!!!

Feel free to add any other advice to it, but to anyone riding this, don't pay so much attention to it, cause really all it is is, jump, spin, land. =p
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Old 2006-12-05, 04:04 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tutorial Jerrick, it was good advice.

However, for all of you out there trying to learn uni spins, please don't do it barefoot!
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Old 2006-12-05, 04:18 PM   #5
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thats wot i was thinking... wear some shoes they are even more usefull than shinguards LOL
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Old 2006-12-05, 05:02 PM   #6
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hwo about some advice on how to spin/catch the seat for 360 and above unispins? that's what i'm having trouble with. i can often get it around but can't land with my feet or stop the spin precisely enough with my hands.
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Old 2006-12-05, 05:17 PM   #7
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if you arent landing unispins its cuz youre scared. if you werent scared it would all flow and youd land. and...stop making it a science everybody my goodness.
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Old 2006-12-05, 06:39 PM   #8
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thanks for the advice
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Old 2006-12-05, 06:45 PM   #9
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Do you (by you I mean the people who can do this already) recomend learning with plastic pedals or should i just keep my bulletproof's on?
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Old 2006-12-05, 07:05 PM   #10
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my biker friend gived me a advice this week

i was trying the 360 unispin but it was really hard to land it

he said that one of my foot was going up and the other was going to the side..
so i was never landing the 2 foots at the same time

when he said that i tried to pull my 2 foots to the side and whala! i landed it
and in the same day i landed 8 360 unispin.
in 2 hours of training i landed more 360 than i ever landed in my life.
and iam training the 360 for 3 months i think
2 times i landed 2 consecutives

thats was a nice advice
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Old 2006-12-05, 08:41 PM   #11
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if you arent landing unispins its cuz youre scared. if you werent scared it would all flow and youd land. and...stop making it a science everybody my goodness.
despite being from florida it seems like english is your second if not third language. be helpful or get out.
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Old 2006-12-05, 09:24 PM   #12
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For 180s, you dont even have to take your hand off the handle, same with 360s, and I think I saw someone do it with a 540.

If you are taking your hand off the handle, so you have to catch again when your landing, just practice like on step 5.

Jump, spin, catch the seat the right way, land on the ground. Once your used to catching the seat like that, go for the landing.
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i'm looking for advise on how to do just that. spin the seat a full 360 and catch it in the right way. if it helps, i hop left foot forward, and for unispins i put my right hand on the front and left hand at the back but on the opposite side. and for 180s i (of course) don't let go.
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Old 2006-12-06, 12:29 AM   #14
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Well, lets start shall we?
That was a helpful tutorial. It made me want to go buy shin guards.
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Old 2006-12-06, 01:36 AM   #15
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That was a helpful tutorial. It made me want to go buy shin guards.

Well you should. I bought 661s yesterday FINALLY (after like 3 years) and my jump increased by like 2 inches immediately. Shinguards give you guts.
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