Is it a good idea to get a freestyle unicycle when you concentrate on muni
and trials? I’m not sure I know the answer…
A number of tricks will be easier to learn on a smaller freestyle uni…
you decide if this is better. If you learn the tricks on the harder
unicycle, you may be stronger at them in the end.
I have a few unicycles, including a 20" semXL, which I use for learning
the freestyle stuff. As a result, I can do most tricks on my sem, but can
do very few of these tricks on my other unicycles. This means, if I’m off
on some trail, on my muni, and someone wants me to “do a trick,” (this
assumes I want to do what random people tell me to) I really don’t have
much to offer.
Of course, you could use the freestyle to help you get the feel for
tricks. Once you’ve “got the feel,” I would suspect you could more quickly
learn the tricks on other types of unicycles.
Assuming you go for the freestyle, I love my SemXL. I have a miyata seat
on it, though, now that I think of it, I only really make use of the
handle when I’m jumping – not a skill heavily used on freestyle. Viscount
has a good design, but is a bit hard for my taste. A semcycle seat with an
innertube inside would probably be pretty good – not good for hopping,
but should be good with most other skills.
I’ve ridden a torker, though, not enough to really test it out. From a
visual inspection, the frame is nearly identical to a Sem XL. The seat is
small, but in my opionion, offers better padding than a viscount.
— Nick Cegelka <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>The only unicycle i own is a 24" m-uni. It has a big heavy tire and is
>kind of bulky. The other day I was riding with a friend who unicycles and
>i had a chance to try two others. A costom mini girrafe, which i found
>very very hard to ride, and a 20"
>There was a huge diffrence between my 24" and the 20" Especially for
>freestyle and skills. I found it esier to jump mount and suicide mount,
>because the pedals are lower to the ground. I’ve been trying kickup
>mounts for a week or three and the biger, heavy tire on my muni makes it
>very hard to do. The first time i tried on the 20" i managed to kick the
>unicycle so hard that i missed catching it and it flopped all the way
>over. I wish i had more time to practice.
>Is it worth it to get a 20" to practice these type of things on, even
>though most of my riding is trials and muni? I wouldnt get a costom
>freestyle frame or anything, probably just a mid - low priced uni.
>The only feature that I know I want on it would be a flat crown. Also,
>would a miyata seat be as necessary as it is in trials and muni?
>Thanks for your advice,
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