Father's Day head-scratcher

A Flat-on-your-back mount (lying on your back, saddle between your thighs, both feet on the pedals with the dominant leg bent). Given the ideal amount of friction, would it be possible to kick yourself and the uni up into a verticle position using pedal power alone? Has this been done? Would it be easier from a belly-flop position? Maybe this could be developed into a Full-Body 180 Idle…

What are you trying to do to me? I perfect the suicide mount (thinking I’m hot shit) and you throw this is? Geez! I quit

i guess it would be possible if you had enough friction, leg strength, and back strength. The amount of friction you would need would pretty much the wheel attached to the ground. This has never been done, and never will be done.
-David Kaplan

Re: Father’s Day head-scratcher

UniDak says it’ll never be done. I’d say never say never but it seems
impossible indeed. But what if you were lying on a way steep slope.
With a very grippy tyre and long cranks, I could imagine a very strong
unicyclist to pull this off.

Klaas Bil

On Sat, 15 Jun 2002 13:25:30 -0500, sendhair
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>A Flat-on-your-back mount (lying on your back, saddle between your
>thighs, both feet on the pedals with the dominant leg bent). Given the
>ideal amount of friction, would it be possible to kick yourself and the
>uni up into a verticle position using pedal power alone? Has this been
>done? Would it be easier from a belly-flop position? Maybe this could
>be developed into a Full-Body 180 Idle…
>
>
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Re: Father’s Day head-scratcher

UniDak says it’ll never be done. I’d say never say never but it seems
impossible indeed. But what if you were lying on a way steep slope.
With a very grippy tyre and long cranks, I could imagine a very strong
unicyclist to pull this off.

Klaas Bil

On Sat, 15 Jun 2002 13:25:30 -0500, sendhair
<sendhair.6axom@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:

>
>A Flat-on-your-back mount (lying on your back, saddle between your
>thighs, both feet on the pedals with the dominant leg bent). Given the
>ideal amount of friction, would it be possible to kick yourself and the
>uni up into a verticle position using pedal power alone? Has this been
>done? Would it be easier from a belly-flop position? Maybe this could
>be developed into a Full-Body 180 Idle…
>
>
>–
>sendhair - Dismember
>
> Rick
>
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" UniDak says it’ll never be done. I’d say never say never but it seems
impossible indeed. "
dont look now klaas, but u just did
twice

:wink:

any wrestlers may want to look into how high u can actually arc using a neck bridge
alternatively, if u can flip from lying on your back to a standing position (this u can c in every second rap video), yeah, with your hands reversed above your shoulders, and figure a way to take the uni with u (eg. a very serious thigh-clamp on the seat) u should be able to regain balance and ride off
i know the original posting called for this to be done using pedal power only, i’m looking at ways to create the illusion that that is being done
dont laugh
we r all creating the illusion that we can actually ride the unicycle when, in fact, to quote mr daniels, we’ve simply figured how to take a really long time before falling off

any uni-ing gymnasts r cordially invited to give this a go

:slight_smile:

Re: Father’s Day head-scratcher

> Maybe this could
> be developed into a Full-Body 180 Idle…

“And… hup!”
<THUD>
“Owww!”
<THUD>
“Owww!”
<THUD>
“Owww!”
<THUD>
“Owww!”

Hmm… I think I’ll stick to my normal idle.

Phil, just me

“Cattle Prods solve most of life’s little problems.”

Phil,

At the risk of killing this thread…

Thanks for understanding!

and…

Where were you when the wheel puzzle flame fest was burning?

pedaling backwards hard enough to come up into the saddle while on your back would only be possible if you are fat enough that you center of mass while on your back, is higher than the wheel axle, otherwise, you would be pressed onto the ground instead of pushed up towards the mount.
-gauss

…or, if you had a very small wheel…

Anyway, who said anything about pedalling backwards? I think if you pedalled backwards, you’d just slide along the ground on your back, wouldn’t you? Of course, if you did it fast enough, you might accomplish an inverted wheelie.

So, say on a 20-incher, how fat would you have to be to have a center of gravity higher than 10 inches when you’re flat on your back?

What if you’re one of those people with a really flat butt?

Would having a really BIG butt be an advantage?

Ergonometrists, please contribute!

:slight_smile:

That thread looked far too long and appeared to be full of intelligent people, so I stayed away. I don’t do that ‘thinking’ malarkey…

Phil, just me

Re: Father’s Day head-scratcher

> any wrestlers may want to look into how high you can actually arc using a
> neck bridge

Arch into a bridge from lying down, while feet are on uni pedals?! Uh…

> alternatively, if you can flip from lying on your back to a standing
> position (this you can c in every second rap video), yeah, with your hands
> reversed above your shoulders, and figure a way to take the uni with you
> (e.g… a very serious thigh-clamp on the seat) you should be able to
regain
> balance and ride off

We called 'em floor kips in gymnastics class and you don’t have to use your
hands, but doing it up onto pedals 18" off the ground (okay, 10" if you’re
going to chicken out and not do it on a Coker ;-)) would be really, really
hard.