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Old 2009-03-21, 07:08 AM   #1
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Does Kris Holm ride a Kris Holm Unicycle?

I was just curious because it seems I have seen him in videos riding other unis (I don't blame him, who would want to be stuck riding any one brand or model) and I was wondering if he rode KH for the most part when doing muni riding and trials.

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Old 2009-03-21, 07:14 AM   #2
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Yeah, from what I know, those were probably older videos might have been the old school kh's. He does changes and things like that for product development, I think, heard him speaking about a handle on the 36er.
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Old 2009-03-21, 07:16 AM   #3
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Yes. Seen him several times, always riding KHs.

I think things that don't look like a KH, like the New World Disorder clip on youtube etc. are from before the KH brand existed when everyone was riding hacked together munis from whatever parts they could get, or from the early days of KH when they weren't blue.

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Old 2009-03-21, 07:20 AM   #4
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Dm and hunter stuff. Maybe.

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Old 2009-03-21, 09:30 AM   #5
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To place yourself well in the market you have to know your competitors, so I would assume he tries out other people's stuff, perhaps not in public though. Also I would imagine he's always trying out new prtototype stuff which might not necessarily be KH branded. And yes of course in the old videos he's on profile hub etc.
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Old 2009-03-21, 10:18 AM   #6
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When I rode with him he was riding a brand new KH08 with maggies and spooner... Lucky
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Old 2009-03-21, 02:23 PM   #7
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Dm and hunter stuff. Maybe.
Admit it - you haven't got a clue.

Why did you bother posting?
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Old 2009-03-21, 02:25 PM   #8
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In universe 2 for example, the KH unicycle used to be orange.

And before that, Kris used to be riding Norco unicycles. There was the time everyone was using profile crankset, since it was the only one tough enough...
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Thanks for the replies. I was just curious. I thought the age of the video might have had something to do with it.
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Old 2009-03-22, 04:43 AM   #10
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Wouldn't any unicycle owned by Kris Holm be a Kris Holm unicycle?
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Old 2009-03-22, 09:13 PM   #11
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Wouldn't any unicycle owned by Kris Holm be a Kris Holm unicycle?
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Old 2009-03-23, 12:16 AM   #12
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I think Kris started out with a Schwinn, like many of us who learned to ride in the 80s. When he came to his first unicycle convention (California MUni Weekend '98 he was riding something custom, which was having technical issues with the hub. Later he had a DM ATU, which he tacoed spectacularly in one of the videos out there (landing a little crooked after going down a steep stair railing). Also during that time he rode Norcos (his sponsor) and other prototypes and "test" models. If you ride with Kris today, it's likely he will be riding stuff that's also being tested.

So yes, informed.consumer, he did have a DM though I'm not sure if he ever had his own Hunter.

When the new model KH products come out, Kris is probably working on, and thinking about the next generation of those products...
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Old 2009-03-23, 12:42 AM   #13
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When the new model KH products come out, Kris is probably working on, and thinking about the next generation of those products...
Unless maybe he is thinking, how can we stretch out the improvements so that people have to upgrade every year, just like Microsoft. Hold back on technology so that you can sell the old model, otherwise it won't be profitable if you release the best stuff all at once. How do you know what he is thinking? Speculation... Or mind reading?
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I remember hearing about him trying out some K1 stuff a while back, so I'm sure he tries other brands as well as his own.

But yeah most of the stuff where you will see him riding something else, is from back in the day, pre KH. Mostly 26" stuff too!
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Unless maybe he is thinking, how can we stretch out the improvements so that people have to upgrade every year, just like Microsoft. Hold back on technology so that you can sell the old model, otherwise it won't be profitable if you release the best stuff all at once. How do you know what he is thinking? Speculation... Or mind reading?
That's really a pretty offensive allegation to make about someone you've never met, who's a personal friend to a lot of people on this forum.
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