Dismount question

Greetings,

My daughter just found out about the 1-10 skills tests so she decided to try for level one and nailed it without a problem. She has a very smooth rear dismount- unlike myself (sigh).

I went ahead and tried the L1 skills test too and my rear dismount was smooth for our test, but generally I find the rear dismount awkward and I prefer the front dismount.

Is there some reason/advantage that I should perfect the rear dismount, or is a front dismount generally okay?

Cheers,

Re: Dismount question

The rear dismount might be marginaly better in crouds. It would be nice to be comfortable with both so that your options aren’t limited; that said, I vastly prefer dismounting to the front- I don’t like falling on my unarmoured tail bone or landing on my back. I’m sure that in time your comfort level will grow to where how you dismount isn’t an issue.

Large wheels like the Coker can be more convenient to drop off the back of so that you can walk with it in front without having to swing it around (this may also be a bit easyer on the wrist if you have any issues there).

Dismounting to the back is also great for bailing when suddenly greated by an obsticle that is unappealing (suden drops, etc)!

-Christopher

RE: Dismount question

> Is there some reason/advantage that I should perfect the rear
> dismount, or is a front dismount generally okay?

The skill levels specify a rear dismount for Level 1 because it shows
greater control of the unicycle. On a standard unicycle there is not a big
difference whether you dismount to the rear or front.

Stay on top,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
jfoss@unicycling.com
www.unicycling.com <http://www.unicycling.com>

“This unicycle is made all from lightweight materials. But it uses a lot of
them.” – Cliff Cordy, describing the very heavy new prototype unicycle he
brought on the Downieville Downhill

RE: Dismount question

> Is there some reason/advantage that I should perfect the rear
> dismount, or is a front dismount generally okay?

The skill levels specify a rear dismount for Level 1 because it shows
greater control of the unicycle. On a standard unicycle there is not a big
difference whether you dismount to the rear or front.

Stay on top,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
jfoss@unicycling.com
www.unicycling.com <http://www.unicycling.com>

“This unicycle is made all from lightweight materials. But it uses a lot of
them.” – Cliff Cordy, describing the very heavy new prototype unicycle he
brought on the Downieville Downhill