hopping-record

Does anybody know something about a record in hopping on a unicicle? I did till
1111 jumps, then I was really fed up with it!

Bye

                             Mat

RE: hopping-record

> Does anybody know something about a record in hopping on a unicicle? I did
> till 1111 jumps, then I was really fed up with it!

At the 1983 National Unicycle Meet in Syracuse, NY we had a “Hop-a-Thon”. The
contest was to see who could hop the longest. Fortunately, a 15 min. time limit
was amended to the rules. It was very hot that day, and I can remember having a
rag laying over my shoulder to keep the sweat out of my eyes. Surprisingly, only
two guys stuck it out for the whole time. I think the others also got “fed up
with it”. It was Noboru Sugiyama (member of a 2 person Japanese team with no
translator) and me. I was taking it easy and doing very slow hops with short
stillstands in between, so the title was given to Noboru.

As for counting the hops? Anybody who didn’t get bored enough could probably do
it indefinitely or until their axle broke, whichever came first. It would
probably be easier to do for time, with rules of pedal position can’t change
more often than once a minute (or 5 minutes?), and even then only 1/2 revolution
is allowed.

But it’s one of those things that’s too easy. Hopping on a unicycle is
easier than riding one (as proven by kids at many of the schools where I
taught unicycling). Like the IJA, who used to have numbers juggling
competition for time, they changed the rules because the contests were
becoming too long and boring.

So now we’re having fun seeing who can jump the highest!

Stay on top,

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

RE: hopping-record

> Is there a high jump record? What is it?

For the event we’ve been doing at the last few NUCs, I think the record is about
53 or 55 cm by Dustin Kelm. Something like that, which I normally would have
checked by seeing if it was listed on the USA page at unicycling.org, but it
still seems to be down.

That may not seem like much height, but it’s not just height. We do the high
jump (formerly called height hopping) event a lot like the high jump in track &
field. Not only do you have to make a high jump, you must also clear the bar and
successfully ride away on the other side so there is a bit of distance involved
as well as height. The bar is raised in increments, and everybody keeps trying
until there is nobody left. Riders get two tries at each height. When you miss
twice you’re out.

Here’s a picture from a not-currently-published part of my site:
http://www.unicycling.com/unifoss/gallery/uniphoto.htm Scroll down to see Bill
Karbo doing the jump the first time we held it, in 1995.

Stay on top,

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

Re: hopping-record

At 11:08 PM 04/05/1999 +0200, Hoverath wrote:
>Kris Holm schrieb:
>> Is there a high jump record? What is it?
>
>At the NUC in '98 Dustin Kelm won the height hopping competition with 50 cm,
>the year before Karl Frankowski made it with 58cm.

That sure does not sound like much. Less than 2 feet. I know that Javier can
do more than that. And he was always impressed of a couple of brothers from
California who we used to call the Loco Brothers. It was Huebner or
something like that. They could out leap Javier any day. Hpw about Goerge
Peck? Alberto Ruiz
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Alberto Ruiz ruizb@coqui.net

RE: hopping-record

> That sure does not sound like much. Less than 2 feet. I know that Javier can
> do more than that. And he was always impressed of a couple of brothers from
> California who we used to call the Loco Brothers. It was Huebner or something
> like that. They could out leap Javier any day.

It was Daniel and David Huebner from LA. I saw some of their amazing jumping at
UNICONs II and III.

> How about Goerge Peck?

Yes, and other MUni guys like Bruce Bundy and David Poznanter. The number of
people who have participated so far in our “formal” high jump competitions is
very small. That’s the fun thing about records – breaking them!

But remember, jumping up and over a bar, clearing it on both sides with your
pedals and riding away, is not the same thing as simply jumping up onto a high
object. It’s a much bigger jump. Another way to compete would be to have
progressively higher steps to jump up on, but it would be much harder to build
the apparatus…

jf

RE: hopping-record

> Has anyone jumped around on a trampoline with their unicycle?

Yes, but it’s a well-documented thing not to do. Wait. Who am I talking to? Go
ahead. http://www.unicycling.com/unifoss/thingnot/dontdo.htm#21

Stay on top,

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

RE: hopping-record

>But it’s one of those things that’s too easy. Hopping on a unicycle
is
>easier than riding one (as proven by kids at many of the schools
where I
>taught unicycling).

Really?? What’s wrong with me! :wink: My hopping is pretty pathetic. I can do five
hops usually, and even got up to 13 once, but indefinitely?! Not me (not yet!).
And as for height - I need a lot of work on that! I want to be able to go up a
curb. Any tips?

Tammy


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RE: hopping-record

My jumping isn’t that great either. I can barely make it up a curb. But I can
still give you a hint.

Start leaning the unicycle (and your body) over the curb before you jump. If you
aren’t leaning in the direction you want to jump you’ll only go straight up and
straight down and won’t get any distance.

John john_childs@hotmail.com

>
>Really?? What’s wrong with me! My hopping is pretty pathetic. I
can
>do five hops usually, and even got up to 13 once, but indefinitely?! Not me
>(not yet!). And as for height - I need a lot of work on that!
I
>want to be able to go up a curb. Any tips?
>
>Tammy


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Re: hopping-record

> > Has anyone jumped around on a trampoline with their unicycle?
>
> Yes, but it’s a well-documented thing not to do. Wait. Who am I talking to? Go
> ahead. http://www.unicycling.com/unifoss/thingnot/dontdo.htm#21

Arne Tilgen did an amazing routine at UNICON. He did that on a standard uni and
on a giraffe.

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Re: hopping-record

In article <99BAA0EF4B10D211AC4000A0C95BF940017AF93C@fmsmsx45.fm.intel.com>,
johnx.foss@intel.com (Foss, JohnX) writes:

>> Is there a high jump record? What is it?
>
>For the event we’ve been doing at the last few NUCs, I think the record is
>about 53 or 55 cm by Dustin Kelm. Something like that, which I normally would
>have checked by seeing if it was listed on the USA page at unicycling.org, but
>it still seems to be down.
>

thanks for the good PR John! but i’m pretty sure that i dont hold that record.
i did make it UP (shamless plug) and over the 50cm mark at the last NUC. i
think the record is over 55cm by Bill Karbo or Karl Frankowski (sp?). one other
note: jumping UP (another shamless plug) to a ledge is also a lot easier on the
equipment than jumping UP half a meter and then coming back down. it only took
a couple of jumps at the 50cm range before i had another pair of paper weights.
does anyone have a good use for bent cranks besides backpack decoration or
paper weights?

until the future, dustin kelm

<http://www.gilby.com/t-shirts/up.html> the last shameless plug

Re: hopping-record

At 08:39 AM 4/9/99 GMT, UnicycleDK wrote: does anyone have a good use for bent
cranks besides backpack
>decoration or paper weights?

Urban Assault Boomerangs

~Rick Bissell

Re: hopping-record

Kris Holm schrieb:
> Is there a high jump record? What is it?

At the NUC in '98 Dustin Kelm won the height hopping competition with 50 cm, the
year before Karl Frankowski made it with 58cm.

Christian ______ _____ ___ /__________
()=================================== __ __ \ __ _ | / / / Christian
Hoverath _ / / / /
/ /
|/ /_ /Hovi.@t-online.de -AIM/AOL: Hovicycle //
/
/_/__/ /_/======================================

RE: hopping-record

Is there a high jump record? What is it?

-Kris.

>So now we’re having fun seeing who can jump the highest!
>
>Stay on top,
>
>John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com
>


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Suite 550, Sun Life Plaza, 1100 Melville Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6E 4A6
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RE: hopping-record

Has anyone jumped around on a trampoline with their unicycle? Some kids
next door to me have one, and I went over and jumped around for a while. It
was a blast!

-Kris.

At 04:19 PM 4/5/99 -0700, you wrote:
>> That sure does not sound like much. Less than 2 feet. I know that Javier can
>> do more than that. And he was always impressed of a couple of brothers from
>> California who we used to call the Loco Brothers. It was Huebner or something
>> like that. They could out leap Javier any day.
>
>It was Daniel and David Huebner from LA. I saw some of their amazing jumping at
>UNICONs II and III.
>
>> How about Goerge Peck?
>
>Yes, and other MUni guys like Bruce Bundy and David Poznanter. The number of
>people who have participated so far in our “formal” high jump competitions is
>very small. That’s the fun thing about records – breaking them!
>
>But remember, jumping up and over a bar, clearing it on both sides with your
>pedals and riding away, is not the same thing as simply jumping up onto a high
>object. It’s a much bigger jump. Another way to compete would be to have
>progressively higher steps to jump up on, but it would be much harder to build
>the apparatus…
>
>jf
>


Kris Holm, B.Sc. Geologist, Forestry Group, EBA Engineering Consultants Ltd.
Suite 550, Sun Life Plaza, 1100 Melville Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6E 4A6
Tel:(604) 685-0275 Fax:(604) 684-6241 Email: kholm@eba.ca