Help!

Can anyone help me? I’ve been trying to do wheelwalking for quite some time, but
I can’t get further than 5-6 steps before I fall forward. Can anyone give me
some hints and/or tips on how to do this?

My 2nd problem is to kickup-mount the unicycle. My unicycle is very heavy, is
that a problem? When I try and kick the saddle up, it allways slips of my foot
or it simply flies beyond the highest point and falls down at the opposite site
as where it was first lying.

Help…plllllllllllease…

Victor (v.i.j.sluiter@elt.hen.nl)

Re: Help!

Victor,

> Can anyone help me? I’ve been trying to do wheelwalking for quite some time,
> but I can’t get further than 5-6 steps before I fall forward. Can anyone give
> me some hints and/or tips on how to do this?

Feed the feet toe to healride slower ride smoothly have your centre of balance
futher back than you do for normal riding smile :slight_smile:

> My 2nd problem is to kickup-mount the unicycle. My unicycle is very heavy, is
> that a problem? When I try and kick the saddle up, it allways slips of my foot
> or it simply flies beyond the highest point and falls down at the opposite
> site as where it was first lying.

I learnt without a unicycle and as if it were a karati kick Stand with your feet
apart, kick your left bum/butt cheek with your right foot (or visa vera). Once
you can do this without falling over try it on a unicycle. Place your left foot
on the pedal near the crank, right foot hooked under the seat: now repeat the
excersise that you did without the uni, do not try to lift the unicycle just let
it come. When teaching by this meathod I have a 50% success rate on the very
first kick.

Roger

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                       Roger.Davies@Octacon.co.uk
                                Stockton
                           North East England

Re: Help!

v.i.j.sluiter@elt.hen.nl wrote:
>
> Can anyone help me? I’ve been trying to do wheelwalking for quite some time,
> but I can’t get further than 5-6 steps before I fall forward. Can anyone give
> me some hints and/or tips on how to do this?
>
Falling forwards usually means you’re going too fast. Try leaning back more (it
feels quite scary at first) and controlling your foot-pushes more. By this i
mean keep your foot in contact with the wheel for as long as possible, making
sure that there is solid pressure between wheel and shoe. Your feet tend to
guide the wheel more than give it little kicks. Try walking on firm grass or up
a slight incline. This will let you go slower so you don’t fall forward as much.

> My 2nd problem is to kickup-mount the unicycle. My unicycle is very heavy, is
> that a problem? When I try and kick the saddle up, it allways slips of my foot
> or it simply flies beyond the highest point and falls down at the opposite
> site as where it was first lying.
>
I’m not really sure if the unicycle weight is an issue. When kicking-up, make
sure the crank and uni-frame form about a 135 degree angle, and put your foot at
a 45 degree angle between crank and pedal. The foot underneath the seat should
maintain steady contact with the seat until the uni is about half way to
upright, and you should be able to twist your knee outwards so that your foot
always maintains contact, but you don’t get stuck.

With this mount, i think it’s easiest if you can see some-one do it: I didn’t
actually learn it until i saw some-one do it, and then i got it quite quickly.
THree of my friends have learnt it within the last week, mainly i guess cause
they know it is relatively easy, and have seen me do it. We found that the most
important thing was to have your feet and cranks at the right angles as i
described above.

> Help…plllllllllllease…
>
> Victor (v.i.j.sluiter@elt.hen.nl)

HOpe this helped. nic price unicycle@tartarus.uwa.edu.au