I have been unicycling 5 mo. and am addicted!! I make myself bicycle twice a week for my wife’s sake. She is an addicted bicyclist. Observation on freemounting…I tried to rush it. I attempted to freemount about 2 months after starting (on a 29er) and mildly injured my back. I became very discouraged and didn’t attempt it again until yesterday. I am a lot better prepared to learn. I am having good success using this method: Learning to Mount a 36er
The biggest key for me in freemounting is the position of your pedals especially when and where your second foot come into play in freemounting. You hop on with your dominant foot; this is not that difficult. Where you catch the pedal with your second foot is crucial. You want to catch the second pedal just past the top so you can get enough momentum from the second pedal so as to pick up the third stroke with your dominant foot to keep up the momentum.