The unispin tutorial has probably been done about a million times, but i think i have a solution to helping out with the unispin.
Everyone says “Oh, just learn the unispin mount” - However, this is not an easy feat to accomplish either my friend.
For starters, it helps to learn this with plastic pedals, because aluminum and pedal pins can be very painful.
The first step in learning how to unispin, is the jump mount.
Step 1: Jump Mount
-A mount in which you hold the unicycle out in front of you, and jump up, while placing your feet on the pedals/cranks.
It will be challenging to do this without confidence. With confidence, the jump mount can take a simple 5 minutes to learn.
-First, hold the unicycle out in front of you with the pedals in a horozontal position. -Second, be sure that you actually go for it. Often times, you will find yourself jumping, then backing out of it last second. It is okay to do this, because everyone is human. However, eventually you will have to man up and go for it if you want to have any chance at successfully landing a jump mount. [I]A good technique is to stare at the front pedal while you jump onto the unicycle.[/I] This will help you get your foot succesfully on the pedal, and even if your back foot misses the back pedal, the unicycle will slowly pedal forwards, giving you plenty of time to get your back foot on. - Be sure you practice this for about a good 30 minutes total untill you have determined that you can land it [I]at least [/I]90 percent of the time.
Step 2: Unispin Mount
-A mount in which you spin the unicycle 180 degrees, while jumping onto the unicycle. -First, be sure you have the jump mount down almost perfectly. Practice repetedly, to ensure you don't get seriously injured when it comes time to do the unispin mount. -Second, only put the unicycle at a slight angle, and see if you can jump mount, while turning the unicycle a little bit. be sure you can do this at least 3 times in a row, before moving on. -Third, you turn the unicycle at a 45 degree angle, and jump onto the uni, but be sure that the uni is turning, and not you. You should not have to turn to meet the unicycle. Instead, turn the unicycle towards you. -Fourth, you will turn the unicycle at a 90 degree angle. This is where intimidation comes into place. Do not back out of this, or you will fall. Just go for it. It will be much easier to you, now that you have pretty much mastered the jump mount. It helps if you anticipate where the pedal will end up, rather than staring at the pedal while you jump. Once you have landed this, you must keep practicing. As you may all know, practice is what makes you improve. -Fifth, is the final attempt to learning the unispin mount. you will now hold the unicycle in a 180 degree position, and then go for it. Don't worry, you'll be fine. Just keep in mind everything you practiced, and you should roll away with the unispin mount.
Step 3: Unispin
A semi - advanced trick, where you jump, spin the unicycle around, and land back on the cranks/pedals successfully.
-Be sure you have SIF pre hops dialed in. You cant learn rolling hops right away. All you have left to do, is try to land a unispin. With both hands on the seat, jump off of the unicycle. It is up to you weather you decide to lift your legs up, or spread them apart, to give the wheel space to turn. Once you are airborne, note it is not necessary to lift the unicycle. At first, you can just let it rest on the ground. Eventually, you can lift the unicycle, but thats once you are better, and a master of the unispin while the unicycle is on the ground.
I hope this tutorial has helped all of you, and you can go about the unispin with less trouble.