you can try, but keep learning 1 ft wheelwalk. as you learn 1foot wheelwalk you’ll start to learn gliding. every once and while, while 1 ft wheelwalking, youll accidentally glide for like half a second, and youll start to understand it.
I’m a little confused, are you trying to put pressure on the wheel from your stationary foot?
I usually just put my left foot on the frame, not touching the wheel at all, and push with my right. I push down pretty hard on the frame with my left foot to keep me stable. I still have a slight issue of my left foot slipping off when I get into the actual trick.
I’m still learning the trick myself.
anyway, if you can wheel walk, try transitioning to and from one foot wheel walk and regular wheel walk, seems to be working for me. Helps me feel the balance point a bit easier
…then don’t place it, like I do: http://www.unicyclist.org/cont/video5.cfm?p=wwRft
So to answer your question, no I didn’t had the problem.
From the begining I’ve learned it in an ackward way.
But by now I could do it better (if I want to, but I dont).
I probably did it this way to be able to get off backward quicker/safer.
Just when I’m getting on really, but yes, I had thought that the stationary foot was also used for regulating tire speed. But from the responses in this thread I can tell it isn’t needed. Thanks for the tip, the extra pressure from my stationary foot seems to be helping a bit.
I stopped and though about it for a moment, and realized that if I put more of my weight into my foot on the frame, that it lowers my balance point, so I put even more weight on it and it helped tremendously. I can go about 5-10 feet with the assistance of a car, now I just need to work on transitioning to it from normal riding.
I think it’s enough for today though, I can feel myself getting fatigued, and that’s usually when I hurt myself, so all in all a good day for unicycling. Thank you everyone that has helped me so far, I’ll hopefully make a video in not too long when I really get it down.
haha oh no, I just thought it would be fun to put all those together, I must have been doing this for 2 hours straight, I did it TONS of times, and thats all of the ones that went flying, I caught it most of the time. But it’s better to let it go flying than to fall and try to grab but injure yourself in the process.
I think everytime that I have hurt myself it is because I tried to grab the uni.