This morning I rode, for the first time, the famous Fireball. However, all the talk is about the 24"X3.0 but since I’ve been banned from riding steps and drops until after the wedding (this weekend) I’m been re-discovering my 26" road uni. This morning I road my new 26" Fireball and it is AMAZING! Wow! I had never imagined what could be done riding with such soft componds and with the rounded edge it handles like a 20." Yehaw! I totally LOVE it! (So much for “safe” riding.)
John at Unicycle.com has said that he is in contact with the folks that made the Fireballs and the problem is that the limited market may not inspire them to fire-up the mold. I strongly encourage us all to voice our support for this happening. I have yet to mount my 24"X3 but I’m looking forward to it., If it isanything like the 26," I’m stoked!
Ride, Tommy! Ride!
Just don’t forget the time and miss the wedding.
so, how do we get contact info for them?? call/email john?? then go from there?? i called the # for dkk they have listed once or twice sometime ago an’ hung up when i got bored hearin’ it ring…
ps. congrats! on the tire an’ weddin’…
>>John at Unicycle.com has said that he is in contact with the folks that made the Fireballs and the problem is that the limited market may not inspire them to fire-up the mold. I strongly encourage us all to voice our support for this happening. I have yet to mount my 24"X3 but I’m looking forward to it., If it isanything like the 26," I’m stoked!
Re: 26" Fireball Rules- Daddy-O
Tell us about the big drop you stuck (not the fall, but teh drop). Was it on to concreate? (I’v only droped 3 feet on to earth, and 2.5 on to concrete… I bounce all over the place and pitch off…). I’d be interested in hearing about your technique. What cycle was that drop on? If it was on the Gazz, do you think the FB will have a high enough volume, or pinch flat resistance?
I stuck a 3’ off a wall in downtown (with a Gazz) Nashville last weekend on to the sidewalk and fall scared the heck out of me but much to my surprise I rode out of it. In fact, I did it twice. I have been working on drops as near to my house we have a loading dock that has a ramp up the side of it so I can build my courage and work up to longer drops. My heart still screams as I jump off into the abyss (of a couple of feet) I have no idea how the FB will compare to the Gazz in this regard
Dude, you gotta put that FB on your Lucifer! The rubber is SO soft!
Will I see you on Saturday? It will be SUCH fun!
Ya, I’ll be there Saturday- can’t keep me away!
Did you ride up to the drop then side hop off, or ride it straight? How firm was your link hand? Did you spin on the way down? Did you lean over then pull the cycle after you? Did you roll out of the landing, hop? Is the frame back from the painter? Dropping 3’+ on to mud seemed much easyer than 'crete. Any recommendations on preventing being ejected?
Sorry, I just reread your post and realized that I didn’t anwer your question. I was on my Wilder and I was running about 22 psi. I did bottom-out onthe rim but I didn’t pinch-flat. The drop was, as I said, off a wall about 18" wide which I had ridden on. The sidewalk was sloping down so I sort of worked up to the height and when I hit the ground (sidewalk) it was not flat but the hill continued - so, it wasn’t a 90 degree hit. I was so surprised that I actually didn’t bounce especially because I was sort of freaked out at the drop. I’m surprised that I didn’t bounce off becaue I felt as if I was stiff as a board.
I side hopped off and I’m sure that my link hand was in a death grip to the saddle but I have no recollection. I think that the most important part (for me) to make this was that Rody and Daniel and I had just finished some great sushi and I had a beer. The beer sort of relaxed me a tad. This was after getting totally stoked and riding with Daniel (Rody’s son) all afternoon off-road near Nashville. We left the sushi bar and urban riding was EVERYWHERE! We had more fun after we had loaded the gear and thought that we had called it a day when we saw the best riding of the day there in downtown Nashville. We had a real blast!