Bunny hopping (e.g., stairs)
One foot riding
One foot wheel walking
Better hopping SI/SIF (e.g., benches)
Currently working on gliding.
Many of the skills at the top of the list I was working on simultaneously, so it’s hard to put them in order. I also separated my hopping into two phases because my height and control increased dramatically when I switched to my right hand.
Riding (straight line, turning, u-turning, very small drops).
Crank grabs/to rubber.
Some basic trials lines (gaps and skinnies and such).
All righty, I’ll do a timeline dump here… I haven’t really thought about this before… hmmm.
April 2006: Ride forward
May 2006: Freemount
June 2006: Freemount without rolling back!! oooh…
June 2006: Hop
October 2006: Drop (not from too high, though)
December 2006: Rocky and droppy MUni
February 2007: Small rolling hops
March 2007: Idle
May 2007: Ride backwards (but still haven’t totally gotten it yet!)
Fast foward to the Cokering, and it gets a lot more boring
October 2007: Ride forward faster, with the revolutionary… Coker™!
January 2008: Hard braking stops
February 2008: Ride forward farther…
March 2008: Ride forward geared up, faster again…
April 2008: Ride forward geared up, without crashing and burning every week.
May 2008: Shift gears without thinking about it.
June 2008: Ride forward faster again…
August 2008: Ride forward a little faster again…
October 2008: Use brake in lieu of backpressure for slightly “technical” Coker muni
November 2008: Vote from a Coker!!! (haha, I wish :-P)
Seems that all I know how to do anymore is “ride forward” and how to stop “riding forward” along with the occasional bit of fun… it floateth my boat
I train with a unicycle team that follows the IUF/USA freestyle levels for learning new skills, but not always in that order. These are a great series of skills that generally build on each other but it’s also a good idea to try things that just strike your fancy.
Ride down curbs
Ride quite far forwards and find this so much fun that I don’t spend much time learning anything else.
Idle on my big wheel (29er not 36)
One foot idling (learnt at a BUC where I had access to inside riding for a couple of days) but only with my left foot off the peddle.
Spent so little time practicing backwards riding that I can no longer do it (I have no regular access to inside riding and am too chicken to practice backwards riding on the road incase I hurt myself)
Working on one foot riding but getting nowhere - don’t practice enough.
Also working on juggling while idling but also don’t practice enough
My biggest accomplishment so far - taught my son to ride.
Bought a lot of unicycles along the way - it’s what I’m best at
Skills in order:
Ride Schwinn 24" and 26" wheels.
Mount with a curb assist.
Free Mount the rollback mount.
Ride up and down curbs.
Wasted ~35 years of life not riding.
Ride a Sun 28" (was able to mount and ride immediately. Just weak.)
Ride a Torker LX 20" (not much)
Ride a Nimbus 24" Muni
Learn to hop around.
Learn to hop 6" curbs.
Learn to Idle
Learn to ride backward
Ride Nimbus 36"
Learn to roll mount.
Made 23 miles on the Nimbus 36" (flat rail trial)
Skills I’ve lost:
Backward would take some practice. Have no need for that.
Rolling mount, would take some practice, would be handy on the 36".
Last summer I started riding my Nimbus 36" almost exclusive, and I’m
starting to lose the idle, and hopping since those are difficult on the big
Maybe I’m wrong, but remember as a kid riding up a curbs without hopping,
but somehow rolling right up the city curbs on a 24" wheel. Today that
seems impossible, except for small curbs on a 36" wheel, which I can just