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Old 2002-01-18, 08:22 PM   #1
John Foss
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[color=blue]> Actually, I thought that the non-pushing foot which is resting on the[/color]
[color=blue]> crown acts as a constant, low-friction brake to keep the wheel from[/color]
[color=blue]> flying out from under you. Maybe I made it up [/color]

I have to jump in here with a technical response. If you are *really*
doing wheel walk one foot (as defined in the IUF Standard Skill List), the
non-pushing foot is not allowed to contact the wheel, cranks, or pedals in
any way. The list does not specify how much gliding or "dragging on the
tire" can be done with the pushing foot.

As a judge, since gliding is a harder skill than ww 1 foot, I don't mind a
little bit. But if the person is gliding beyond 1/2 revolution of the
wheel or so, I would consider it a violation of the skill definition. As a
Difficulty judge I would give the rider a zero for that.

Bet that's more information than you wanted... :-)

More usefully, when learning to ww 1 foot, it helps to be able to drag
your foot on the tire a little, as David described. This not only
increases your range of control while learning the skill, it also puts you
on the path to learning gliding!

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com
www.unicycling.com

"455 newsgroup messages in a year is only 1.24 per day..." - John Foss,
trying to explain to his wife
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Old 2002-01-18, 08:22 PM   #2
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[color=blue]> Actually, I thought that the non-pushing foot which is resting on the[/color]
[color=blue]> crown acts as a constant, low-friction brake to keep the wheel from[/color]
[color=blue]> flying out from under you. Maybe I made it up [/color]

I have to jump in here with a technical response. If you are *really*
doing wheel walk one foot (as defined in the IUF Standard Skill List), the
non-pushing foot is not allowed to contact the wheel, cranks, or pedals in
any way. The list does not specify how much gliding or "dragging on the
tire" can be done with the pushing foot.

As a judge, since gliding is a harder skill than ww 1 foot, I don't mind a
little bit. But if the person is gliding beyond 1/2 revolution of the
wheel or so, I would consider it a violation of the skill definition. As a
Difficulty judge I would give the rider a zero for that.

Bet that's more information than you wanted... :-)

More usefully, when learning to ww 1 foot, it helps to be able to drag
your foot on the tire a little, as David described. This not only
increases your range of control while learning the skill, it also puts you
on the path to learning gliding!

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com
www.unicycling.com

"455 newsgroup messages in a year is only 1.24 per day..." - John Foss,
trying to explain to his wife
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Old 2002-01-18, 08:22 PM   #3
John Foss
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[color=blue]> Actually, I thought that the non-pushing foot which is resting on the[/color]
[color=blue]> crown acts as a constant, low-friction brake to keep the wheel from[/color]
[color=blue]> flying out from under you. Maybe I made it up [/color]

I have to jump in here with a technical response. If you are *really*
doing wheel walk one foot (as defined in the IUF Standard Skill List), the
non-pushing foot is not allowed to contact the wheel, cranks, or pedals in
any way. The list does not specify how much gliding or "dragging on the
tire" can be done with the pushing foot.

As a judge, since gliding is a harder skill than ww 1 foot, I don't mind a
little bit. But if the person is gliding beyond 1/2 revolution of the
wheel or so, I would consider it a violation of the skill definition. As a
Difficulty judge I would give the rider a zero for that.

Bet that's more information than you wanted... :-)

More usefully, when learning to ww 1 foot, it helps to be able to drag
your foot on the tire a little, as David described. This not only
increases your range of control while learning the skill, it also puts you
on the path to learning gliding!

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com
www.unicycling.com

"455 newsgroup messages in a year is only 1.24 per day..." - John Foss,
trying to explain to his wife
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Old 2002-01-18, 09:16 PM   #4
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[color=blue]> Could you, or anyone, clarify level 7 hoptwist also? I read the IUF[/color]
[color=blue]> rulebook, but I'm confused. Do I do 3 consecutive hops or just one? If[/color]
[color=blue]> three consecutive hops, do the hops need to be R - L - R (or[/color]

[color=blue]> L - R - L), or could they be L- L - L, for example?[/color]

A hoptwist is a single hop. Your goal is to get the necessary amount
of rotation.

I note that in the front matter of the Standard Skill List it says this:
"HOPPING FIGURES: In hopping figures, a minimum of 5 consecutive hops must
be executed."

I can see how that can be confused with hoptwist, and a correction should
be in order to make it more clear.

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com
www.unicycling.com

"455 newsgroup messages in a year is only 1.24 per day..." - John Foss,
trying to explain to his wife
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Old 2002-01-18, 09:16 PM   #5
John Foss
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[color=blue]> Could you, or anyone, clarify level 7 hoptwist also? I read the IUF[/color]
[color=blue]> rulebook, but I'm confused. Do I do 3 consecutive hops or just one? If[/color]
[color=blue]> three consecutive hops, do the hops need to be R - L - R (or[/color]

[color=blue]> L - R - L), or could they be L- L - L, for example?[/color]

A hoptwist is a single hop. Your goal is to get the necessary amount
of rotation.

I note that in the front matter of the Standard Skill List it says this:
"HOPPING FIGURES: In hopping figures, a minimum of 5 consecutive hops must
be executed."

I can see how that can be confused with hoptwist, and a correction should
be in order to make it more clear.

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com
www.unicycling.com

"455 newsgroup messages in a year is only 1.24 per day..." - John Foss,
trying to explain to his wife
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Old 2002-01-18, 09:16 PM   #6
John Foss
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[color=blue]> Could you, or anyone, clarify level 7 hoptwist also? I read the IUF[/color]
[color=blue]> rulebook, but I'm confused. Do I do 3 consecutive hops or just one? If[/color]
[color=blue]> three consecutive hops, do the hops need to be R - L - R (or[/color]

[color=blue]> L - R - L), or could they be L- L - L, for example?[/color]

A hoptwist is a single hop. Your goal is to get the necessary amount
of rotation.

I note that in the front matter of the Standard Skill List it says this:
"HOPPING FIGURES: In hopping figures, a minimum of 5 consecutive hops must
be executed."

I can see how that can be confused with hoptwist, and a correction should
be in order to make it more clear.

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com
www.unicycling.com

"455 newsgroup messages in a year is only 1.24 per day..." - John Foss,
trying to explain to his wife
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