Drop Offs

Hey guys, just a quick question about drop offs- Is it just me or does everyone else find seat out in front drops really hard. I’m talking about 2-3 feet plus here, as i want to employ this skill for higher drops than i can currently do with the seat in. I’ve landed drops of 4.5 feet with the seat in consistently, with out bending my cranks, but now i’m stuck at this bigger drop of around 5 feet, and i keep on falling. Addmitedly, it was wet etc, but i feel this may be my limit with the seat in.
So, any advice at seat out drops would be appreciated, as they just don’t feel at all stable, and i can’t yet bring the cusioning effect of more leg space into play because of this. I’ve tried standing on the cranks to, but this seems to remove alot of the cusioning effect provided by my ankles.
Thanx 4 reading this far, and keep on hopping off stuff

Hi,

I don’t really have the answer to this, but I have experienced it first hand. I think what has to do with a lot of it is the drivetrain. I won’t have my dream Profile drivetrained Uni until this summer, so currently I am using Miyata unicycle/drivetrain. It is much smaller, and much different that the Profile. The cranks are much closer together (like when you look down at the cranks in chocolate position. In other words, more narrow. Wider apart would equal more stability.

But, I have, and would recomend learning how to ride seat out in front. Just play around with seeing how far you can push the seat to the ground without loosing stablility, and then by bringing it back up to your comfort zone.

You said that you are having difficulty doing the drop with seat in. maybe adjust seat hight. Are you rolling out of your drops. Rolling out cannot be more emphasized. It is vital to the execution of a drop.

I’m sure somebody else can give a better answer, so,

Evan

Ando,

A big factor is how equal your pressure is on both feet. Learning to seat drag, and also
ultimate wheel (ideally riding your trials wheel with the fork removed), are really good practice
for seat-out-in-front drops.

-Kris.
— Ando <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote:
> Hey guys, just a quick question about drop offs- Is it just me or does
> everyone else find seat out in front drops really hard. I’m talking
> about 2-3 feet plus here, as i want to employ this skill for higher
> drops than i can currently do with the seat in. I’ve landed drops of
> 4.5 feet with the seat in consistently, with out bending my cranks,
> but now i’m stuck at this bigger drop of around 5 feet, and i keep on
> falling. Addmitedly, it was wet etc, but i feel this may be my limit
> with the seat in.
> So, any advice at seat out drops would be
> appreciated, as they just don’t feel at all stable, and i can’t yet
> bring the cusioning effect of more leg space into play because of
> this. I’ve tried standing on the cranks to, but this seems to remove
> alot of the cusioning effect provided by my ankles.
> Thanx 4 reading
> this far, and keep on hopping off stuff
>
>
>
>
> –
> Ando
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i’m having the same prob.
-DAvid Kaplan

> Are you rolling out of your drops. Rolling out cannot be more
> emphasized. It is vital to the execution of a drop.

Or for the life of the cranks, for that matter... in my experiance I

beleive that I ussually land standing up, and sitting down in a shock absorbing
attempt. On the other hand if u have a profile crank set there is no problem
with the cranks.

I’m secretly waiting for the day I buy my Profile cranks/hub setup.