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Old 2019-11-10, 05:58 PM   #1
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Videos that inspire you

Show us what videos have inspired you.

These two videos have pushed me to be a better rider.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz9n...&frags=pl%2Cwn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbqI...&frags=pl%2Cwn
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jm3O2_2LsnM

I love how smooth and flowy they are.
Smooth uphill riding is another very impressive thing.

I'm on my way!

So show us what inspires or inspired you.

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Old 2019-11-11, 03:15 PM   #2
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I think Dan Heaton's "Revolution One" is one that did it for me -- I've lost count of how many times I've watched this. The start is so laid back and understated -- he rolls up in his car, takes his uni out, steps onto it and just casually goes and rides over the car... such a cool start to an excellent film.

https://vimeo.com/77156452
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Old 2019-11-11, 10:08 PM   #3
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Thank you for sharing, DrD. I completely agree with you. You have just given away the punchline of an important scene. The scene is great partly because it's completely unexpected to the viewer. Maybe you want to improve other people's experience by removing that description from your comment (no spoilers).
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Old 2019-11-11, 11:16 PM   #4
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Hey, Thank you very much for that link Dr. D.
I hadn't seen the video yet.
My wife and I just finished watching it. She stayed of her own free will!

And no... nothing was robbed, kept away, or violated because of your comment.
Mr. kk is just being overly sensitive.
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Old 2019-11-11, 11:27 PM   #5
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The scene is great partly because it's completely unexpected to the viewer. Maybe you want to improve other people's experience by removing that description from your comment (no spoilers).
Unfortunately you can only edit posts for a limited time and that has expired, so it will have to stand as is -- having watched the beginning many times I would say that knowing what is about to happen has never detracted from my enjoyment of it.
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Old 2019-11-13, 09:59 AM   #6
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I hadn't seen the video yet.
My wife and I just finished watching it. She stayed of her own free will!
If you liked that, George Peck's "Rough Terrain Unicycling" is also on Vimeo, remastered by his son, I think it is linked elsewhere on here, but it case you missed it:
https://vimeo.com/25585502

If you watched Revolution One you'll probably have seen that Mr Heaton has also put the full version of "Defect" on there, probably a different kind of inspiration, but hey, no spoilers....
https://vimeo.com/104804819

Also, I found all of Ed Pratt's videos fairly inspirational in general, the fact that this 19 year old guy set out on his own to unicycle round the world certainly deserves some respect. As well as the unicycling aspect, his interactions with people all over the world highlight that there are good people everywhere, being reminded of that is sometimes a good thing.
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Old 2019-11-14, 01:55 AM   #7
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As well as the unicycling aspect, his interactions with people all over the world highlight that there are good people everywhere, being reminded of that is sometimes a good thing.
Definitely. These days we're so often told how mean and risky the world is that it's good to be reminded of what's possible. Unicyclists seem to have the right outlook on life (I mean really, have you ever met a pessimistic unicyclist?).

I'm really keen to pass that outlook on to my kids.
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Old 2019-11-15, 12:19 PM   #8
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I mean really, have you ever met a pessimistic unicyclist?
No, both of them seemed to be in good spirit :-)
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