5' Giraffe Free Mount

Well, I finally did it. I free mounted my 5 footer. It took at least 100
tries over several days, but at last has happened. Oddly, after so many
near successes it was slightly anticlimactic. I think this was because
after a while I knew I could do it and it was only a matter of time. A
strange little pyschological phenomenon.

Anyway it happened just about an hour ago and when I finally catch my
breath sometime later this week I will try again.

Cheers, Raphael Lasar Matawan, NJ

johnnyjuggle@aol.com writes:
>Well, I finally did it. I free mounted my 5 footer. It took at least 100
>tries over several days, but at last has happened. Oddly, after so many
>near successes it was slightly anticlimactic. I think this was because
>after a while I knew I could do it and it was only a matter of time. A
>strange little pyschological phenomenon.
>
>Anyway it happened just about an hour ago and when I finally catch my
>breath sometime later this week I will try again.
>
>Cheers, Raphael Lasar Matawan, NJ

Excellent, Raph! Was this a jump mount or the harder climbing mount?

David

Greetings

In message “Re: 5’ Giraffe Free Mount”, David Stone wrote…
>johnnyjuggle@aol.com writes:
>>Well, I finally did it. I free mounted my 5 footer. It took at least
>>100 tries

Well done. 100 times in not so much, especially with the 123 method (what
is being called the climbing mount below, I guess). It does take a lot of
coordination and speed to get it right. The jump mount, which is more
impressive, is actually a lot easier once you get used to it.

>>over several days, but at last has happened. Oddly, after so many near
>>successes it was slightly anticlimactic. I think this was because after
>>a while I knew I could do it and it was only a matter of time. A
>>strange little pyschological phenomenon.
>>
>>Anyway it happened just about an hour ago and when I finally catch my
>>breath sometime later this week I will try again.
>>
>>Cheers, Raphael Lasar Matawan, NJ
>
>Excellent, Raph! Was this a jump mount or the harder climbing mount?
>
>David
>

Stay on top, Jack Halpern, IUF Vice President Website:
http://www.kanji.org

On 17/6/01 4:43 am, Jack Halpern posted:

> The jump mount, which is more impressive, is actually a lot easier once
> you get used to it.
>

I’ve just noticed a similar phenomenon on a non-giraffe. I was remembering
how difficult it was to free mount a few months ago ­ something which I
now do every time without thinking about. For some reason, yesterday I
tried to climb on whilst holding on to something… boy did it feel clumsy
and awkward!


Trevor Coultart

On 17/6/01 4:43 am, Jack Halpern posted:

> The jump mount, which is more impressive, is actually a lot easier once
> you get used to it.
>

I’ve just noticed a similar phenomenon on a non-giraffe. I was remembering
how difficult it was to free mount a few months ago ­ something which I
now do every time without thinking about. For some reason, yesterday I
tried to climb on whilst holding on to something… boy did it feel clumsy
and awkward!


Trevor Coultart

Ok, so everybody’s recommending this jump mount. Aside from On One Wheel
are there any (free) clips out there of this mount being executed.

Also, does it leave one hand free (to hold clubs)?

Thanks, Raphael Lasar Matawan, NJ

Jack Halpern wrote:
> The jump mount, which is more impressive, is actually a lot easier once
> you get used to it.

Ok, so everybody’s recommending this jump mount. Aside from On One Wheel
are there any (free) clips out there of this mount being executed.

Also, does it leave one hand free (to hold clubs)?

Thanks, Raphael Lasar Matawan, NJ

Jack Halpern wrote:
> The jump mount, which is more impressive, is actually a lot easier once
> you get used to it.

Greetings

In message “Re: 5’ Giraffe Free Mount”, Raphael Lasar wrote…
>Ok, so everybody’s recommending this jump mount. Aside from On One Wheel
>are there any (free) clips out there of this mount being executed.
>
>Also, does it leave one hand free (to hold clubs)?

Not really, though I guess it can be done. Much harder, no doubt.

>Thanks, Raphael Lasar Matawan, NJ
>
>Jack Halpern wrote:
>> The jump mount, which is more impressive, is actually a lot easier
>> once you get used to it.
>

Stay on top, Jack Halpern, IUF Vice President Website:
http://www.kanji.org

raphael@library.lucent.com writes:
>Ok, so everybody’s recommending this jump mount. Aside from On One Wheel
>are there any (free) clips out there of this mount being executed.
>
>Also, does it leave one hand free (to hold clubs)?
>
>Thanks, Raphael Lasar Matawan, NJ
>
>Jack Halpern wrote:
>> The jump mount, which is more impressive, is actually a lot easier once
>> you get used to it.
Hey, R. Yes, the freehand can hold clubs, a soda, a cigaret, whatever –
I’ve seen all of those and done it with a soda. Good luck!

David

Tonight the Dutch TV aired a program on unicycling in which the giraffe
jump mount was demonstrated. (If that is called a jump mount; it resembles
more the rolling mount than the jump mount on a regular uni. I have taped
it but I have no stuff to make a clip that could be posted. Except I might
be able to make a very low quality avi with my small digital still camera
from the tv screen. Maybe a friend of mine (who also unicycles) could
attempt an mpg conversion if you’re interested.

Klaas Bil

On Mon, 18 Jun 2001 08:49:11 -0400, Raphael Lasar
<raphael@library.lucent.com> wrote:

>Ok, so everybody’s recommending this jump mount. Aside from On One Wheel
>are there any (free) clips out there of this mount being executed.
>
>Also, does it leave one hand free (to hold clubs)?
>
>Thanks, Raphael Lasar Matawan, NJ
>
>Jack Halpern wrote:
>> The jump mount, which is more impressive, is actually a lot easier once
>> you get used to it.


“To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked
automagically from a database:” “Mossad, CIA, Iran”

Not me. Already for some months my freemounts are successful in ,say, two
out of three attempts. It still feels secure, not clumsy, to mount while
holding to a pole or so. But I guess it looks clumsy!

Related subject: I am a slow learner, have worked for months to get the
freemount reasonably reliable (see above). Freemounting with the other
foot is a total disaster. It is the only thing missing to pass level two
which in itself would be nice to have. But two (or so) questions:
(i) the stupid: why would mounting with the other foot be useful in the
first place? Does anyone ever come in a situation where mounting with
the “other” foot is more appropriate? Does anyone mount regularly
with the other foot for whatever reason?
(ii) the expectant: any tips on how to best “transfer” the ability to the
other foot? I have not really practiced but it feels utterly clumsy
and horrible.

Any advice appreciated, Klaas Bil

On Sun, 17 Jun 2001 08:52:45 +0100, Trevor Coultart
<coultart.remove.this@mac.com> wrote:

>On 17/6/01 4:43 am, Jack Halpern posted:
>
>> The jump mount, which is more impressive, is actually a lot easier once
>> you get used to it.
>>
>
>I’ve just noticed a similar phenomenon on a non-giraffe. I was
>remembering how difficult it was to free mount a few months ago
>­ something which I now do every time without thinking about. For some
>reason, yesterday I tried to climb on whilst holding on to something…
>boy did it feel clumsy and awkward!
>
>–
>Trevor Coultart
>
>
>
>


“To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked
automagically from a database:” “Mossad, CIA, Iran”