None of that comes as a surprise! (Link to the Facebook Page, anyone?)
The other thing I’ve noticed is what looks like a much wider range of options in gear. For starters, last time I was looking I think the Qu-ax 36" had pretty much just appeared and was the first alternative to the original Coker, which seemed to be slowly disappearing. Now I see everyone makes a 36".
there is also muni chat, road and distance unicycling, and a few others. I find unicycle chat is mostly full of people plugging their street/flat videos (yawn) so I don’t go on it much but I guess is a good place to start
Yepp, there are 36ers from all the brands as well as a few tyre choices (Nimbus Nightrider, Qu-Ax TA, errr, the off-road one I forget the name of)
Disc brakes are a popular thing too, with KH shipping with discs on his whole range, Nimbus and the Oracle line, and Qu-Ax with their Q-Axle line.
Over the past several years, the moon’s gravity has grown stronger. This, exacerbated by changes in the Earth’s magnetic poles caused by our increasing saturation of space between the moon and earth with radio waves, has made it significantly easier to learn how to ride - people starting now don’t realize how easy they have it, compared to the old days.
Idling is much easier now too, you should have no problem if you put a little effort into it now.
yeah i find most unicycling video’s pretty boring compared to sports like rock climbing. There are some good ones but there is so little variation in the set of tricks seen in most video’s. So this forum usually has more interesting contend. The structure of the forum is more suited for a discussion of a topic.
Well, after that long gap, I took my trusty Pashley Muni on a weekend’s camping trip this weekend as I knew I’d have a nice flat field, good weather, and plenty of time to reacquaint myself to one wheel.
And you know what? I felt like I’d never been off. First attempts to free-mount were a bit hit and miss, but apart from that I was very quickly riding just as I was years ago. And it felt good.
I’d forgotten how tiring it was having to pedal all the time though. (I’ve spent a lot of tim on two wheels in the intervening years, including riding London to Paris twice. I’d forgotten just what a luxury free-wheeling is!)