Giraffe --- One Footed Skills

Today, I decided to try some one footed idling and riding with my giraffe. The problem is, there is no place to put my foot. Whenever I try to keep it pressed up against the frame, it gradually slides down. Any suggestions on how to make some sort of thing to rest my foot on?

Re: Giraffe — One Footed Skills

stick a piece of skate board grip tape on the frame where your foot will rest. bring your uni into a skateshop…they’ll give you a bit for free (compared to what skaters used, this is just scrap)

well…
i’ve thought about it, and i decided that it would be too risky to learn, far too painful. but… you could go to your nearest store and buy a bicycle water-bottle holder and put that on for a place to put your foot. i did that for a while, but… it didn’t look terribly right in the world…

spokelerlarue

Re: Giraffe — One Footed Skills

“DasDingus” <DasDingus.k3vqa@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote in message
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> Today, I decided to try some one footed idling and riding with my
> giraffe. The problem is, there is no place to put my foot. Whenever I
> try to keep it pressed up against the frame, it gradually slides down.
> Any suggestions on how to make some sort of thing to rest my foot on?

When I one foot with leg on frame I brace my foot more on front of the frame
rather than on the side. I don’t notice any slippage.
However if you really want something to hold your foot up, try a hose clamp
like John Foss suggested on a recent post for regular uni’s with slippery
crowns.
Otherwise just learn to idle with the free leg extended. The giraffe offers
a lot of recovery time so this isn’t hard to learn.

Plus this looks way more impressive. From there you can learn to cross your
free leg over the other, show off, etc.

David Winston

Re. Giraffe One foot skills

I remember Nancy Huey doing one foot skills while Juggling Rice
bowls on her foot of her 7.5" Giraffe Unicycle. That was back in 1999 when I was watching The Guiness World Records Prime Time on Channel 10 here in Australia. (Anyone Remember That) She made that record o’k on the 8/13/1999. Only 31 rice bowls she made it at Los Angeles Stack on top of her head. If I had a skill for one foot Idling, I would do it. Not me doing that sort of stuff Like Rudy Horn or Nancy Huey done.

David. :sunglasses:

Hey.

If you hold on, Ill get some pics tomorrow of me doing some one legged stuff if you want.

Its 8.45pm now, and my mum wont let my go on my giraffe in the house (:()

They should be up by about 5pm tomorrow!

Joe,

Pics as promised:

Idle with foot on frame

Idle with foot out

sorry about the poor picture quality! :frowning:

Joe,

Re: Giraffe — One Footed Skills

Pics as promised:

‘Idle with foot on frame’
(http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery/albuo58/oneleg_0001)

‘Idle with foot out’
(http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery/albuo58/oneleg_0004)

sorry about the poor picture quality! :frowning:

Joe,


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Hey Joe thanks for the pics.

I decided to use a hose clamp and a block of wood. Its a pretty good solution until I can find/make a better idea for now.