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Old 2009-02-23, 01:10 AM   #16
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Ducttape, great vid, I like how you explain it and put the camera nice and close for foot placement. (music is neat too... sounds like music from a movie where someone is overcomming an giant opstacle)
btw- I think in the vid you meant toe-heel-toe-heel (unless it's a backwards ww)
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Old 2009-02-23, 01:19 AM   #17
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Ducttape, great vid, I like how you explain it and put the camera nice and close for foot placement. (music is neat too... sounds like music from a movie where someone is overcomming an giant opstacle)
btw- I think in the vid you meant toe-heel-toe-heel (unless it's a backwards ww)
haha oh yeah... I can't ww backwards yet. you're right I said it backwards.
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Old 2009-09-11, 12:22 AM   #18
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the threads on your unicycle make a difference to if you have a street or flatland unicycle it more grip then a muni or trials unicyclei couldnt wheel walk @ all before with my old trials wheel now i can wheelwalk fine with my street tire
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Old 2012-11-30, 06:29 PM   #19
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Hm, that's interesting about the tire. I am having a hell of a time learning to ww. I have tried for months, and can only get max 5-8 kicks. I am on a trials uni though. But most flatland riders ride trials unis right, and they wheel walk all the time don't they?
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Old 2013-01-05, 04:51 AM   #20
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Hm, that's interesting about the tire. I am having a hell of a time learning to ww. I have tried for months, and can only get max 5-8 kicks. I am on a trials uni though. But most flatland riders ride trials unis right, and they wheel walk all the time don't they?
Flatland riders don't usually WW but freestylers do.
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Old 2013-05-21, 01:52 PM   #21
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About the tire..so do a lot of people learn to ww on a trials tire? Is it easier on a freestyle uni? I mean flatlanders do things like sideways wheel walk...though when you are learning, any advantage you can get helps.

I find myself always veering off the left after a few kicks. I wonder why that is. I am right-footed, so I suspect I am kicking harder with my right foot off to the right side of the tire, thus pushing the uni to the left. Is that likely? Maybe I need to work on more even kicks on each foot.
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Old 2013-05-22, 03:27 AM   #22
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In my experience it's easier on a freestyle uni with the seat as high as you can stand it. I sometimes have the kids I teach wheel walk with my freestyle even when they can't use the pedals because their legs aren't long enough.

I can wheel walk with my trials uni but it's a lot more work keeping the wheel at the correct balance point.
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Old 2013-05-22, 08:47 PM   #23
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Interesting. I didn't realize it. So maybe I am making it harder on myself...is this because of the treads?
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Old 2013-05-23, 03:35 AM   #24
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Interesting. I didn't realize it. So maybe I am making it harder on myself...is this because of the treads?
The treads can be a complication but you learn to adjust to that. The bigger issue is having the low seat on a trials uni will put your knees in your ears while wheel walking. The result being more difficulty in positioning the wheel right under your center of gravity. I know people who ride trials/street/flat unis almost exclusively and can wheel walk them, but they all learned on a longer necked freestyle uni. The same is true of one foot idling.

A word of advice on wheel position: you should be able to look straight down over your front handle and just see your hub. That will put you over your center of gravity. If you are always falling off forward your wheel is too far back. If falling off backward your wheel is too far in front. Look down to see your hub and use that as a guideline. You will eventually feel it instead of having to look.
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Old 2013-05-26, 04:11 AM   #25
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Personally, I don't see a difference between a tire with or without treads. It all seems the same to me.
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Old 2013-05-28, 10:45 PM   #26
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I have been practicing WW but am only able to get two or three kicks on the tire before falling. Watching Ducttape's video has helped understand it better.
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Old 2014-12-13, 10:36 PM   #28
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Great video! Can't wait to buy a freestyle uni to work on this trick!
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video now on vimeo as well

Wheel walk tutorial on Vimeo
Awesome video, really helps with the mental aspect of WW. I'm just starting to learn myself...time for some more practice.
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