This isn’t always the safest way, but it helps to sike me up to go for something new. My method of dealing with intimidation is to “swallow” my fears, and leave them in the pit of my stomach, and just to huck it. I found that to be quite effective when trying to learn something new.
I don’t want to sound all big and bad by using the hucking method, because right now I’m riding a Miyata uni with Diamondback Crmo pedals with pins, and a 24" BMX cruiser tire. My progression is limited, because I don’t want to destroy the uni, I won’t have enough funding for the KH Muni until summer (I’m only 15, so it’s not like I have a job during the school year, I mean I do have multi-hundred in the old bank account), and the KH Muni isn’t even available, so that’s why my “muni” can’t be destroyed.
Now that I’ve told my life story of unicycling, I’d to talk about some of the things I’ve done. Today I did a 21 inch sidehop (I’m talking vertically, in case you didn’t know), and I have learned the backside pedal grab, 28-36 inch drops, 300’ long super steep hills(hills that if you fall off, you have to sprint down to regain balance, and that kids my age won’t ride bikes down), and various other things, and I haven’t even been riding for a year.
All in all, if you can make any sense out of my cluttered “notes”, it kind of gives you an idea of me, and why I think I need a super-insano unicycle with, yes…BRAKES.
Hey Mt Uni,
Sounds like you are comming along really well. My method of dealing with intimidation is to take a breath so deep that it hurts my lungs than let it out very slowley while mounting my MUni and go for it.
Extreamly steep hills are one of my favorit disiplens to ride also.
My new MUni, the Hunter with the Pozz. hub and magura hydro. break, should be arriving tomarrow or the next day so I will be playing with the break alot:D
I have went through many cheep uni’s learning new things, but your method of not breaking the thing seems much more effective. Maby someday I will try;)
Good luck on the hills!
Have fun with the Hunter, and if I don’t get the KH Muni, which I doubt will happen, I dream that thing, anyway I would plan on getting one tricked out Hunter.
With my Miyata holding up, it makes me laugh. I can’t believe what abuse (with good technique) that that tiwanese thing can take. I mean my trials and Mountain is scaled down to half the size of most of Kris Holms stuff, and it shouldn’t hold up to even that much abuse.
yes my dream uni would definitely be the hunter with maguras…ohhhh drool drool slobber drool my bad…lol the stuff i like to ride is also steep gnarly stuff. some of the time im just sliding down and not peadaling. too bad i cant afford the hunter yet…yet i have a couple hundred saved but havent decided what to blow it on ill find out soon hey avery when u get ur hunter send some pics and tell me what u think of it. it might be enough to get me to buy one lol later
Kyle Grasso aim KyleBMX4fun
“catfishtongue” <email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org… > Hey Mt Uni, Sounds like you are comming along really well. My method of > dealing with intimidation is to take a breath so deep that it hurts my > lungs than let it out very slowley while mounting my MUni and go for it. > Extreamly steep hills are one of my favorit disiplens to ride also. My > new MUni, the Hunter with the Pozz. hub and magura hydro. break, should > be arriving tomarrow or the next day so I will be playing with the break > alot:D I have went through many cheep uni’s learning new things, but > your method of not breaking the thing seems much more effective. Maby > someday I will try Good luck on the hills!
I tend to stop, get off the uni, close my eyes and visualise how I’m going
to ride an obstacle and then get on and ride straight off. Until I’m
certain I can ride it, I don’t idle or stop to think whilst on the
unicycle, I always make sure to start right near an obstacle, so that once
I’ve thought of what I’m doing I can start right into it.
I think the visualising what you’re doing suggestion came from Kris Holm