Balancing on a unicycle

OK, so maybe i’m not asking about the type of balance most people are
expecting.
I’m a juggler, so it’s a reasonably standard skill for me to be able to
balancea club, broom or teaspoon on my forehead, chin or nose.
Being a unicyclist and performer, I’d like to be able to balance whiel
idling. However, I find that as soon as I look up while hovering, my
balance falls apart and I fall off.

Has anybody learnt this skill, and do they have any tips?
I have seen a guy juggling three clubs on agiraffe while balancing a club
on his nose. This is the type of stuff I aspire to!

nic

While tilting your level sensors while iddling may have some interesting effects, some words of encouragement:

My iddling is much better when I’m not thinking about it- at stop lights, when engaged in conversation, etc. Perhaps attempting to balance objects on your head will provide a boon to your iddling skill…

Christopher

> engaged in conversation, etc. Perhaps attempting to balance objects
> on your head will provide a boon to your iddling skill…
> Christopher

Has anyone worked on this? I spent maybe 10 minutes working on this
once,
and managed to balance a juggling club on my chin for about 5 idles –
it’s
an amazing challenge.

lutkus

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Jeff Lutkus wrote:
> Has anyone worked on this? I spent maybe 10 minutes working on this
once,
> and managed to balance a juggling club on my chin for about 5 idles –
it’s
> an amazing challenge.

I probably spent about an hour in total practising this during the
summer
(in 10 minute chunks). Like Jeff, it didn’t take long to get about 5
idles,
but then I didn’t get much beyond that.

I got the impression that provided both your face balancing and your
idling
are separately very solid (which mine are), it should be quite doable.
Just
takes a bit of practice. I must try it again.

I’ve been working more on juggling 3 clubs while balancing a 4th on my
nose.
I can toss one back and forth quite happily, occasionally I can toss 2
back
and forth, but that third one just seems to drag my eyes down and
destroy
the balance.


Danny Colyer (remove safety to reply) ( http://www.juggler.net/danny )
Recumbent bikes page: http://www.speedy5.freeserve.co.uk/recumbents/
“Make it idiot-proof and someone will build a better idiot.”

Jeff Lutkus wrote:
> Has anyone worked on this? I spent maybe 10 minutes working on this
once,
> and managed to balance a juggling club on my chin for about 5 idles –
it’s
> an amazing challenge.

I probably spent about an hour in total practising this during the
summer
(in 10 minute chunks). Like Jeff, it didn’t take long to get about 5
idles,
but then I didn’t get much beyond that.

I got the impression that provided both your face balancing and your
idling
are separately very solid (which mine are), it should be quite doable.
Just
takes a bit of practice. I must try it again.

I’ve been working more on juggling 3 clubs while balancing a 4th on my
nose.
I can toss one back and forth quite happily, occasionally I can toss 2
back
and forth, but that third one just seems to drag my eyes down and
destroy
the balance.


Danny Colyer (remove safety to reply) ( http://www.juggler.net/danny )
Recumbent bikes page: http://www.speedy5.freeserve.co.uk/recumbents/
“Make it idiot-proof and someone will build a better idiot.”

> I’ve been working more on juggling 3 clubs while balancing a 4th on my
nose.
> I can toss one back and forth quite happily, occasionally I can toss 2
back
> and forth, but that third one just seems to drag my eyes down and
destroy
> the balance.
>

Yeah, I’m working on this as well. One of my friends has just nailed it
after being told that the secret is “to believe in the club”. Focus
completely on the balance and forget about the cascade. I think it helps
if you throw a high, slow cascade and focus on the centre of the
balanced
club, not the top.

nic