gliding footbrace

Hi,

I’ve been trying to glide on a 26" MUni with a high, rounded fork crown, and
have had difficulty because there is little support for the foot on the frame.
Today I found a somewhat makeshift solution- hoseclamps! Two hoseclamps clamped
to the fork at the place you want to put your foot seem to provide enough grip
on the frame to make gliding way easier.

-Kris.


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Re: gliding footbrace

A kid at nationals last year did the same thing on his Zephyr or Savage so it
was easier for him to hold his foot on the fork while riding one footed. It’s a
clever way to upgrade a uni with a round fork for one footed skills. He also
wrapped the hose clamp with electrical tape so it wouldn’t scratch his leg.

john_childs

>From: Kris Holm <danger_uni@yahoo.com> Hi,
>
>I’ve been trying to glide on a 26" MUni with a high, rounded fork crown, and
>have had difficulty because there is little support for the foot on the frame.
>Today I found a somewhat makeshift solution- hoseclamps! Two hoseclamps clamped
>to the fork at the place you want to put your foot seem to provide enough grip
>on the frame to make gliding way easier.
>
>-Kris.
>
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Re: gliding footbrace

John Childs wrote:

> A kid at nationals last year did the same thing on his Zephyr or Savage so it
> was easier for him to hold his foot on the fork while riding one
footed.
> It’s a clever way to upgrade a uni with a round fork for one footed
skills.
> He also wrapped the hose clamp with electrical tape so it wouldn’t scratch
> his leg.

Would recommend wrapping some PVC sheet underneath the tape first because the
electrical tape rips too easily and really makes a mess of your leg. I wish I
could do this to my uni, the CF uni’s crown is too slippy for stand up and too
nice to put a hose clamp on! (I am not doing this on a 26" CF uni, I have a 20")

Roger

> >From: Kris Holm <danger_uni@yahoo.com> Hi,
> >
> >I’ve been trying to glide on a 26" MUni with a high, rounded fork crown, and
> >have had difficulty because there is little support for the foot on the
> >frame. Today I found a somewhat makeshift solution- hoseclamps! Two
> >hoseclamps clamped to the fork at the place you want to put your foot seem to
> >provide enough grip on the frame to make gliding way easier.
> >
> >-Kris.
> >
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Re: gliding footbrace

Couldn’t you just use a bit of the grip tape that skateboarders used to use all
the time? Has a rough side and a heavy duty adhesive backing. I bet it’d stick
on a chrome frame.

Greg

On Thu, 20 Apr 2000, unicycleSourceUK wrote: >John Childs wrote:
>
>
>> A kid at nationals last year did the same thing on his Zephyr or Savage so it
>> was easier for him to hold his foot on the fork while riding one
>footed.
>> It’s a clever way to upgrade a uni with a round fork for one footed
>skills.
>> He also wrapped the hose clamp with electrical tape so it wouldn’t scratch
>> his leg.
>
>Would recommend wrapping some PVC sheet underneath the tape first because
>the electrical tape rips too easily and really makes a mess of your leg. I
>wish I could do this to my uni, the CF uni’s crown is too slippy for stand
>up and too nice to put a hose clamp on! (I am not doing this on a 26" CF
>uni, I have a 20")
>
>Roger
>
>> >From: Kris Holm <danger_uni@yahoo.com> Hi,
>> >
>> >I’ve been trying to glide on a 26" MUni with a high, rounded fork crown, and
>> >have had difficulty because there is little support for the foot on the
>> >frame. Today I found a somewhat makeshift solution- hoseclamps! Two
>> >hoseclamps clamped to the fork at the place you want to put your foot seem
>> >to provide enough grip on the frame to make gliding way easier.
>> >
>> >-Kris.
>> >
>> >__________________________________________________
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Re: gliding footbrace

Greg House wrote:

> Couldn’t you just use a bit of the grip tape that skateboarders used to
use all
> the time? Has a rough side and a heavy duty adhesive backing. I bet it’d
stick
> on a chrome frame.

Yes I have tried this and the tape slides off the anodised aluminium. It is
amazing the way it comes off. It is not as if it is a big slope, it is only 15
degrees: but it is enough! You are right though it does have enough stick for
chrome, I have fitted this to many unicycles and does help.

Roger

Re: gliding footbrace

Greg House <ghouse@southwind.net> wrote:
> Couldn’t you just use a bit of the grip tape that skateboarders used to use
> all the time? Has a rough side and a heavy duty adhesive backing. I bet it’d
> stick on a chrome frame.

I tried this on my old DM and ended up sanding my leg when turning quickly while
playing hockey - not nice!


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