giraffe interest and seat question

I have been riding my 24" unicycle for about 4-5 months now. What an addicting
hobby. I am pretty good now, I can go a few miles without falling/stopping so
long as I’m not trying tricks. I still can’t ride backwards or idle, but I’m
dying to start working on a giraffe. I have a semcycle now and those giraffes
from semcycle really look cool. Any advice one this? Should I go ahead, and
invest in a giraffe (5 or 6 foot) or save myself the injury?

Also, I’ve heard about these air seats, shoving a 12" inner tube in ur seat
rather than the foam. I have a semcycle seat, and they say it can be done…
Would I have to doctor my seat up a bit with duct tape or anything? The seat has
a little bit of trouble staying over the metal base as it is. Welp, thanx for
any advice.

Greg

Re: giraffe interest and seat question

Don’t forget to report on riding a giraffe while high. That should be quite
interesting given your other comments on the subject.

Arnold the Aardvark

http://www.foxholly.demon.co.uk ICQ# 30592054

Re: giraffe interest and seat question

Greg Jackson wrote:
>
> I have been riding my 24" unicycle for about 4-5 months now. What an addicting
> hobby. I am pretty good now, I can go a few miles without falling/stopping so
> long as I’m not trying tricks. I still can’t ride backwards or idle, but I’m
> dying to start working on a giraffe. I have a semcycle now and those giraffes
> from semcycle really look cool. Any advice one this? Should I go ahead, and
> invest in a giraffe (5 or 6 foot) or save myself the injury?
>

If you perform at all (or are intending to) I would recommend buying a giraffee.
Get a 6ft (if you can afford it) seeing as they are not much harder to ride than
a 5ft but look all the more impressive. When you first start out the major
obstacle to riding a giraffe is the fear factor. Other than getting on they
require very similar skills to ride. I recommend learning to idle first though
as this will make things a lot easier.

> Also, I’ve heard about these air seats, shoving a 12" inner tube in ur seat
> rather than the foam. I have a semcycle seat, and they say it can be done…
> Would I have to doctor my seat up a bit with duct tape or anything? The seat
> has a little bit of trouble staying over the metal base as it is. Welp, thanx
> for any advice.
>

All I did was remove the rubber cover and replace the foam with a 12 inch tube,
semi inflated it and then replaced the cover containing the tube with a little
effort. There is even a well placed hole on the metal seat base through which
the valve can slot through.

I haven’t doctored the seat at all.

I haven’t had any problems other than the seat squeaks a little, a small price
to pay for comfort (although if anyone has ideas on getting rid of the squeak
I’d be interested).

> Greg


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