bounce juggling on a unicycle

I just started making some attempts to bounce juggle on a unicycle. (That
is, throwing balls at the ground, and catching them on the bounce back
up.) I must say, that’s an amazing challenge. You need to slow your idling
down so there is as little motion as possible, and you have to lean
forward so you don’t hit the wheel on the way down.

Has anyone had much success with this?

my near sucessful flash of 7, and a successful run of 5 balls.
http://lutkus.com/video/jeff/7bounce_uni.avi
http://lutkus.com/video/jeff/5bounce_uni.avi

Also, since people had mentioned juggling on a uni, I’ve got a few
clips of pickups. I’ve yet to perfect any of them, but in time, I’m
sure it’s possible.

pickup using remaining 2 clubs something like chopsticks, and pickup by
bending over with seat in front:
http://lutkus.com/video/jeff/club_pickup1.avi

pickup by hitting the end of the dropped club with another club, to bounce
the handle up to a free hand:
http://lutkus.com/video/jeff/club_pickup2.avi

Jeff Lutkus

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Jeff,

I just wanted to encourage you to keep posting these videos! They are great, and you are very talented. I am brand new to unicycling. I got my first unicycle this Christmas and I have only logged a single digit number of hours practicing, but I am determined to figure out how to ride it, if for no other reason than to justify the purchase to my husband. The closest unicycle club is more than 100 miles away, and I think I am the only one in this town to even own a unicycle. So it is great to be able to actually see you riding instead of just reading about it. I also enjoy juggling, and watching the juggling videos you posted before really inspired me.

Keep 'em coming!

Cherie

Hi–I just joined the ‘unijuggling’ ranks today–my unicycle arrived. Now
I have to learn how to ride it so I can put the two skills together.
Bounce juggling would seem like a special challenge, particularly if you
drop and don’t have a gopher to help you.

Dave

cherie wrote:
>
> Jeff,
>
> I just wanted to encourage you to keep posting these videos! They are
> great, and you are very talented. I am brand new to unicycling. I got my
> first unicycle this Christmas and I have only logged a single digit
> number of hours practicing, but I am determined to figure out how to
> ride it, if for no other reason than to justify the purchase to my
> husband. The closest unicycle club is more than 100 miles away, and I
> think I am the only one in this town to even own a unicycle. So it is
> great to be able to actually see you riding instead of just reading
> about it. I also enjoy juggling, and watching the juggling videos you
> posted before really inspired me.
>
> Keep 'em coming!
>
> Cherie
>
> –
> cherie Posted via the Unicyclist Community -
> http://unicyclist.com/forums

Have you considered juggling unicycles?

(BTW: showing you’r clips at work starts a cascade of 'Oh-my-God"'s, followed by “You got’a see this”'s and “That part was nothing-wait tell you see this”'s. Before I know it, my cube-farm is full. Send more.)

Christopher

There is a photo of Cameron Ulmer bounce juggling 5 balls while on a unicycle in the October 1998 One One Wheel (Volume 24 Issue 2). I think there was also a photo of him bounce juggling in an earlier issue of OOW but I don’t have any issues before 1998.

I also recall seeing a picture of Julien Monney bounce juggling while on a unicycle. I think the photo was on the web somewhere. Probably from Euro Cycle. My memory is foggy.

If you learn to bounce juggle on a unicycle you’ll be in some pretty elite company.

john_childs

> There is a photo of Cameron Ulmer bounce juggling 5 balls while on a
> unicycle in the October 1998 One One Wheel (Volume 24 Issue
> 2). I think there was also a photo of him bounce juggling in an earlier
> issue of OOW but I don’t have any issues before 1998.

There was also a photo of Ken Krakat bounce juggling five balls while
riding a dicycle on an On One Wheel cover in 1983. The dicycle belonged to
Al Hemminger, and was a 20" unicycle with the wheels side-by-side. On this
particular one you could remove a pin from the center of the axle, which
made the wheels rotate independently. With the pin in they turned
together, and the cycle could be used as a training unicycle.

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com www.unicycling.com

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