Long as you’re reviving this old thread, those of you who went to the NAUCC Public Show also saw the unicycle Dan was riding when he hurt his feet. That was the 14-footer Sem rode. Though there was some discussion whether it was that one or the one Sem used to use. Sem thought it was the older one, but the guy who owns the older one thinks it’s the newer one.
Like they’re worried about being sued or something…
I heard a couple of locals describing the show a day or two later; the guy described the unicycle as being 40 feet tall!
It’s very possible to fall from further than 14 feet up without breaking anything. As Bevan noted, Kris did a lot of drops on the Labotomizer, but the drops were to a soft, slanted surface and he’s good at rolling out. Or, take a look at this skateboarding fall from at least 40 feet in the air. Good parkour guys do 15’ drops fairly routinely. It’s all a question of the landing surface and how you absorb the impact.
I do think that falling 14’ onto flat cement is not a great way to avoid injury.