dismounts

There are a lot of nice and spectacular (at least some of them) mounts. But has
anyone yet thought about dismounting in another manner than the ususal one?
Perhaps someone out there could suggest some good dismounts.

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Re: dismounts

On Mon, 19 Feb 1996, Wolfgang Stroessner wrote:

> There are a lot of nice and spectacular (at least some of them) mounts. But
> has anyone yet thought about dismounting in another manner than the ususal
> one? Perhaps someone out there could suggest some good dismounts.

I’ve always found the ‘1 1/2 somersault to landing on the head’ to be
technically a fairly simple trick. Its quite spectacular if performed with the
appropriate sound effects (loud scream, sickening crunch, faint wimpering).

Jez

Re: dismounts

Wolfgang Stroessner <Stroessner@Math.Uni-Augsburg.DE> writes

>There are a lot of nice and spectacular (at least some of them) mounts. But has
>anyone yet thought about dismounting in another manner than the ususal one?
>Perhaps someone out there could suggest some good dismounts.
>

If they come anywhere near you, check out the Cirque du Soleil show Saltimbanco.
There you should see a back somersault dismount from a giraffe unicycle on an
approximately 10m high tight wire with the rider landing on the wire.

Maybe you want to try something simpler first though.

Jonathan.

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Re: dismounts

Stroessner@Math.Uni-Augsburg.DE (Wolfgang Stroessner) wrote:
>There are a lot of nice and spectacular (at least some of them) mounts. But has
>anyone yet thought about dismounting in another manner than the ususal one?
>Perhaps someone out there could suggest some good dismounts.

I sometimes do a sort of rolling thing (on purpose). I sort of jump head first
and forward roll out of it, though one time I didnt get it right and landed on
my head. It would be quit good to get the unicycle over too though (If you dont
understand any of this, dont worry, I always talk rubbish)

Taz.


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Re: dismounts

I quite like to stop as smoothly as I possibly can, just stop dead hold it for a
few moments then just slowly place your feet on the ground. It makes it look
more like the unicycle is a part of you.


Damion Yates - Sheffield Uni, UK. http://www.bath.ac.uk/~exxdmy

Re: dismounts

At the end of a long time of unicycling, it does feel like a part of you!
Aaaghhh!!! Chris.


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Re: dismounts

Firstly, hello everyone, I’ve just recently subscribed to this group.

Damion Yates (thdb86%teach@dcs.shef.ac.uk) wrote:
: I quite like to stop as smoothly as I possibly can, just stop dead hold it
for a
: few moments then just slowly place your feet on the ground. It makes it look
: more like the unicycle is a part of you.

I think a smart variation of this, which I’m going to try and learn (having only
been loonycycling for 2 months) is to get off like you’d get of a bike, so you
come gently to a stop, as if coasting, stopping with your left foot at the full
down position and sit for a moment (just to show you can!) then, you take the
seat with your left hand, cock your right leg backwards, as if to clear the
saddle of an ordinary bike, and step neatly to the floor, holding the loony in
both hands. When I eventually get myself a loony I will experiment with
handlebar attachments and such gubbins. This must be why people keep asking me
if I a m a trainee clown!


Steve Carter, shc103@york.ac.uk, http://www.york.ac.uk/~shc103

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Re: dismounts

Hight speed dismounts are my forte, just lose control(on purpose of course)
until you are cycling forewards at an uncontrolable speed and your balance is so
wrong that you are about to bite the ground then jump of and keep running.

If you do it right you might make it look like you intended it…


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