I’m the complete opposite - I can’t dismount off the front willingly (And only ever do if I UPD hard…). To come off the back, I just lean back a touch, grab the seat and flick the wheel out in front, while putting one foot down… It feels fairly secure and (from my POV) I think it looks fairly controlled too Maybe I’ll video it and check, only to find I’ve been ebarrassing myself in public with what looks like major UPD’s!
How do you jump off the back, in a way that you feel too insecure about it?
Apparently some people learn to dismount from the rear of the uni almost the day they learn to ride, while others will ride for months and even start to do a couple of tricks before they can dismount this way. I was one of the latter, but within a day or two of trying to learn how to idle, I was able to dismount from the rear.
Being in control of backward movement, backpedaling, etc, will make this sport both safer and more fun for you. If you acquire this sort of control, rear dismounts will come to you effortlessly while you are thinking about other stuff.
While this may be obvious advice, it may be slightly more “controlled” if when you remove the first foot, you use your remaining foot to slow the wheel down by applying a back pressure of sorts, like when braking. This way you don’t need to do it quickly, and you have greater control.
I wouldn’t worry about this too much. In my first stint of unicycling 1983-1990 I never dismounted to the rear. I never really thought about it.
Only in my current incarnation as a unicyclist, 2011-present did I start dismounting to the rear, and only I think because I am unicycling much more than I did when I first unicycled. I just started rear dismounting because it’s more graceful and felt right.
If you don’t idle or ride backward well, focus on that first. It will make rear dismounting easier and I think then it will just come.