Hey guys, I’ve been practising donkey kicks for a couple of days now but have made no progress what so ever. I can’t make the kick consistantly and even when I do make the kick I can’t land over the pedals.
Any written help is more than welcome but if anyone could piece together a video with some accompanying tips that would be great!
same problem here!
Been working on them, can’t figger them out completely.
Tutorial would be nice, definately.
(i’ll keep working on them though, and tell you what i find.)
i THINK, from what i’ve seen, is to make you jump off the unicycle and the uni just bouce a little bit, versus making the whole thing jump up with you… yiou know? bring the uni up JUST high enough to flip, but not too high, and luanch yourself to give the time to get back to pedals. Kind of like in a regular crankflip…
Notice how my upper body leans over the seat, that is important. You want to lean over seat. Don’t jump to high, probably a few inches off the ground is fine. Concentrate more on the kick then the jump. It’s hard for me to explain what your feet do, but you should be able to do tell from the video. They aren’t too hard to learn, but you have to commit to the trick (try to land it), and that can take some time to get your body to do that.
Well, it’s probably not the correct name, but that’s the impression I got out of it, this is what I did:
Ride along SIF, jump, and place the forward foot onto the ground, as if doing a zeroplant crankflip, but at a slower pedalling speed and don’t let the cranks rotate.
I am left foot forward, so basically I jump off the uni as if I were doing a normal zeroplant, and have the left foot jump onto the ground, and at the same time, my right foot lands on the tyre… So for a split second, the tyre is touching the ground, as well as my left foot on the ground. Then i give a sharp kick backwards with my right foot, spin the cranks back, and land onto the pedals.
I guess one could just as easily get into this move by doing backwards riding, but hey, that’s how I learnt it today.
It just came to my mind, if you think it’s hard to kick the wheel with your other foot on the frame, you can try learning the donkey-kicks with the foot on the crank instead. It’s muck easier, and perhaps it will make it easier to learn real donkey-kicks later.
One thing that I noticed you doing that I don’t do (which is probably what messes me up so much) is that you are pulling your foot back with the tire. When I do it I tend to kick it more down and flick with my ankle. When I do that it ends up pushing the uni forward and then away from where I want to be landing.
Did you guys not see that video I edited together? I put donkey kick and hick donkey kick in normal motion, slow, and even slower motion. Take a look and see if it helps. (I should of edited out that freestyle run. Oh well, just keep watching it and you’ll see all the slow-motions)
Ive never thought of that crank method before (puting one foot on crank instead of frame). Maybe that could help me learn tre-donkey kicks, I’ll have to try it.
I managed to get them today as a mount. Not as hard as I remembered from long ago. I think I would be happier if I could go from normal riding to it, instead of mounting into it, I don’t find it very impressive.