how do i jump higher?

I can jump about 5 inches on average. I have a 24" Schwinn. Is there any type of exercise or technique to increase this, either on or off the unicycle? I’m looking more for a way to increase my leg strength, since I’ve tried different techniques and it’s just not working.

jimblor <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote: I can jump about 5 inches on
average. I have a 24" Schwinn. Is there any type of exercise or technique
to increase this, either on or off the unicycle? I’m looking more for a
way to increase my leg strength, since I’ve tried different techniques and
it’s just not working.

I can jump about 25 inches although I can’t seem to get past this mark.
Here’s my 2c worth on the subject.

First some of the factors involved:

tyre size: in general a bigger tyre aids jumping. You may be able to aid a
few cm to your jumps by putting on a fatter tire.

tyre pressure: it is harder to jump using a rock hard tyre than one
inflated with a bit of give. Try deflating your tyre a little. Note you
don’t want to let out too much air, experiment a bit to find the pressure
that works best for you.

unicycle weight: a heavier unicycle will hold you back. Short of getting a
lighter unicycle there ain’t much you can do about this.

technique: think about what happens when you stand on the floor and jump
up. To jump higher you bend your legs more. If you wanted to jump on a box
that was 3ft high your knees would probably form 90 degree angles.

You can think of bunny hopping on a unicycle as jumping off the pedals and
pulling the unicycle up with you by holding the seat. This means to get
higher you need to get more compression in. One option is to lower the
seat so you can bend your knees more. My muni seat height is several
inches lower than my other unicycles for this reason.

The other option is to jump seat out in front. Because you are holding the
seat in front of you your knees can bend even further giving you lots of
force to push off with. Also you can jump even higher by pulling the
unicycle up further.

The following link shows some of us playing around jumping, you can get an
idea of just how much knee bending is involved.
http://www.voyager.co.nz/~karlmw/juggle10aug/

o o Peter Bier o O o Juggler, unicyclist, programmer and mathematician.
o/|\o peter_bier@usa.net

Another thing, a pre-hop can help give you a few extra inches… you jump
a little to get more spring out of the final hop.

As for practice, when I find an object that looks pretty high, I try to
jump on it without a unicycle. I find without a unicycle, I’m a little
less intimidated to try the really high stuff, and it helps give you some
ideas about just how much you should be bending your legs.

On one of my record heights (which I was fortunate enough to capture on
video) I noticed that I had bent my knees so much that the seat was maybe
2" away from my chin. Now, I have to try to copy the way Kris Holm jumps
– holding the seat with one hand, and pulling it sideways as well as up,
thus allowing the seat to be even higher than your chin.

jeff lutkus

> jimblor <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote: I can jump about 5 inches
> on average. I have a 24" Schwinn. Is there any type of exercise or
> technique to increase this, either on or off the unicycle? I’m looking
> more for a way to increase my leg strength, since I’ve tried different
> techniques and it’s just not working.
>
>
> I can jump about 25 inches although I can’t seem to get past this mark.
> Here’s my 2c worth on the subject.
>
> First some of the factors involved:
>
> tyre size: in general a bigger tyre aids jumping. You may be able to aid
> a few cm to your jumps by putting on a fatter tire.
>
> tyre pressure: it is harder to jump using a rock hard tyre than one
> inflated with a bit of give. Try deflating your tyre a little. Note you
> don’t want to let out too much air, experiment a bit to find the
> pressure that works best for you.
>
> unicycle weight: a heavier unicycle will hold you back. Short of getting
> a lighter unicycle there ain’t much you can do about this.
>
> technique: think about what happens when you stand on the floor and jump
> up. To jump higher you bend your legs more. If you wanted to jump on a
> box that was 3ft high your knees would probably form 90 degree angles.
>
> You can think of bunny hopping on a unicycle as jumping off the pedals
> and pulling the unicycle up with you by holding the seat. This means to
> get higher you need to get more compression in. One option is to lower
> the seat so you can bend your knees more. My muni seat height is several
> inches lower than my other unicycles for this reason.
>
>
> The other option is to jump seat out in front. Because you are holding
> the seat in front of you your knees can bend even further giving you
> lots of force to push off with. Also you can jump even higher by pulling
> the unicycle up further.
>
> The following link shows some of us playing around jumping, you can get
> an idea of just how much knee bending is involved.
> http://www.voyager.co.nz/~karlmw/juggle10aug/
>
> o o Peter Bier o O o Juggler, unicyclist, programmer and mathematician.
> o/|\o peter_bier@usa.net
>
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When you are learning to hop or jump the limiting factor is not your
vertical leap and your leg strength. Rather, the limiting factor is your
balance and your control of the uni. Learning how to still stand (even for
just a short time) is a necessary skill for jumping. When hopping and
jumping you are going from one brief still stand into another. If you’re
flailing around to maintain balance as you prepare for a jump you are
never going to get any height or control.

In George Peck’s video he demonstrates an interesting exercise. He did
some deep knee bends while on the uni. Start in a still stand while
holding the seat out front. Hold the seat with one hand and bend the knees
till your butt gets near the tire. Then stand up and repeat. If you can
master this exercise your control and your jumping will improve.

After you can jump 12 inches or more then working on leg strength
exercises at the gym may help you get more height. But until then, more
leg strength isn’t going to help you jump higher.

At least that has been my experience. I’m gradually learning how to jump
better. As my still stand and control has gotten better my jumping has
gotten better. Now if I’d actually get out and practice instead of sitting
at my desk fiddling with these confangled computers I might actually start
showing more improvement.

john_childs

>From: jimblor <forum.member@unicyclist.com> To: rsu@unicycling.org
>Subject: how do i jump higher? Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 01:05:08
>+0000 (UTC)
>
>I can jump about 5 inches on average. I have a 24" Schwinn. Is there any
>type of exercise or technique to increase this, either on or off the
>unicycle? I’m looking more for a way to increase my leg strength, since
>I’ve tried different techniques and it’s just not working.
>


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I am not a pro in jumping issues but I noticed that my best jumps were
done when coordination was at it.s best. My sequence is :

  1. smal hops or stand still ;
  2. a slighlty bigger hop;
  3. compression of the tire simultaneously with bending of the knees and
    flex in the ankles in order to get the max preload;
  4. explosion, ie, propulsion of the body and uni in the air.

If everything is done at the very good moment, I’d say that my jump is
much better…

Hope this help,

Christian.

jimblor wrote:

> I can jump about 5 inches on average. I have a 24" Schwinn. Is there any
> type of exercise or technique to increase this, either on or off the
> unicycle? I’m looking more for a way to increase my leg strength, since
> I’ve tried different techniques and it’s just not working.
>
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Jimblor, I agree with all John said. I think I’m going to work on that
exercise. Anyway, another help is to learn seat out in front riding. Make
sure that the seat is not touching your legs at all. It requires a lot of
balance to get the maximum spring out of your legs. Also try jumping onto
an object instead of over a string. Personally I am afraid to go all out
if I don’t feel safe. I like to use car tires to jump onto because they’re
soft if you fall. It might help to do a search on the web for plyometrics.
Basically, it is a bunch of exercises to give your legs explosive power,
which is huge in jumping. I’ve been solely working on jumping for about
the past week and even in that short amount of time my personal best has
improved by 15cm. Last night I cleared 55cm but my goal is 65.

Jeff

On Tue, 11 Dec 2001 22:17:11 -0800 “John Childs”
<john_childs@hotmail.com> writes:
> When you are learning to hop or jump the limiting factor is not your
>
> vertical leap and your leg strength. Rather, the limiting factor is your
> balance and your control of the uni. Learning how to still stand (even
> for just a short time) is a necessary skill for jumping. When hopping
> and jumping you are going from one brief still stand into another. If
> you’re flailing around to maintain balance as you prepare for a jump you
> are never going to get any height or control.
>
> In George Peck’s video he demonstrates an interesting exercise. He did
> some deep knee bends while on the uni. Start in a still stand while
> holding the seat out front. Hold the seat with one hand and bend the
> knees till your butt gets near the tire. Then stand up and repeat. If
> you can master this exercise your control and your jumping will improve.
>
> After you can jump 12 inches or more then working on leg strength
> exercises at the gym may help you get more height. But until then, more
> leg strength isn’t going to help you jump higher.
>
> At least that has been my experience. I’m gradually learning how to jump
> better. As my still stand and control has gotten better my jumping has
> gotten better. Now if I’d actually get out and practice instead of
> sitting at my desk fiddling with these confangled computers I might
> actually start showing more improvement.
>
> john_childs
>
>
> >From: jimblor <forum.member@unicyclist.com> To: rsu@unicycling.org
> >Subject: how do i jump higher? Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 01:05:08
> >+0000 (UTC)
> >
> >I can jump about 5 inches on average. I have a 24" Schwinn. Is
> there any
> >type of exercise or technique to increase this, either on or off
> the
> >unicycle? I’m looking more for a way to increase my leg strength,
> since
> >I’ve tried different techniques and it’s just not working.
> >
>
>
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-----Original Message----- From: moosebreath1@juno.com
["]mailto:moosebreath1@juno.com] Sent: 12 December 2001 12:12 To:
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Cc: rsu@unicycling.org Subject: Re: how do i jump higher? Importance: Low

Jimblor, I agree with all John said. I think I’m going to work on that
exercise. Anyway, another help is to learn seat out in front riding. Make
sure that the seat is not touching your legs at all. It requires a lot of
balance to get the maximum spring out of your legs. Also try jumping onto
an object instead of over a string. Personally I am afraid to go all out
if I don’t feel safe. I like to use car tires to jump onto because they’re
soft if you fall. It might help to do a search on the web for plyometrics.
Basically, it is a bunch of exercises to give your legs explosive power,
which is huge in jumping. I’ve been solely working on jumping for about
the past week and even in that short amount of time my personal best has
improved by 15cm. Last night I cleared 55cm but my goal is 65.

Jeff

On Tue, 11 Dec 2001 22:17:11 -0800 “John Childs”
<john_childs@hotmail.com> writes:
>> When you are learning to hop or jump the limiting factor is not your
>>
>> vertical leap and your leg strength. Rather, the limiting factor is
>> your balance and your control of the uni. Learning how to still stand
>> (even for just a short time) is a necessary skill for jumping. When
>> hopping and jumping you are going from one brief still stand into
>> another. If you’re flailing around to maintain balance as you prepare
>> for a jump you are never going to get any height or control.
>>
>> In George Peck’s video he demonstrates an interesting exercise. He did
>> some deep knee bends while on the uni. Start in a still stand while
>> holding the seat out front. Hold the seat with one hand and bend the
>> knees till your butt gets near the tire. Then stand up and repeat. If
>> you can master this exercise your control and your jumping will
>> improve.
>>
>> After you can jump 12 inches or more then working on leg strength
>> exercises at the gym may help you get more height. But until then, more
>> leg strength isn’t going to help you jump higher.
>>
>> At least that has been my experience. I’m gradually learning how to
>> jump better. As my still stand and control has gotten better my jumping
>> has gotten better. Now if I’d actually get out and practice instead of
>> sitting at my desk fiddling with these confangled computers I might
>> actually start showing more improvement.
>>
>> john_childs
>>
>>
>> >From: jimblor <forum.member@unicyclist.com> To: rsu@unicycling.org
>> >Subject: how do i jump higher? Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 01:05:08
>> >+0000 (UTC)
>> >
>> >I can jump about 5 inches on average. I have a 24" Schwinn. Is
>> there any
>> >type of exercise or technique to increase this, either on or off
>> the
>> >unicycle? I’m looking more for a way to increase my leg strength,
>> since
>> >I’ve tried different techniques and it’s just not working.
>> >
>>
>>
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-----Original Message----- From: moosebreath1@juno.com
["]mailto:moosebreath1@juno.com] Sent: 12 December 2001 12:12 To:
john_childs@hotmail.com
Cc: rsu@unicycling.org Subject: Re: how do i jump higher? Importance: Low

Jimblor, I agree with all John said. I think I’m going to work on that
exercise. Anyway, another help is to learn seat out in front riding. Make
sure that the seat is not touching your legs at all. It requires a lot of
balance to get the maximum spring out of your legs. Also try jumping onto
an object instead of over a string. Personally I am afraid to go all out
if I don’t feel safe. I like to use car tires to jump onto because they’re
soft if you fall. It might help to do a search on the web for plyometrics.
Basically, it is a bunch of exercises to give your legs explosive power,
which is huge in jumping. I’ve been solely working on jumping for about
the past week and even in that short amount of time my personal best has
improved by 15cm. Last night I cleared 55cm but my goal is 65.

Jeff

On Tue, 11 Dec 2001 22:17:11 -0800 “John Childs”
<john_childs@hotmail.com> writes:
>> When you are learning to hop or jump the limiting factor is not your
>>
>> vertical leap and your leg strength. Rather, the limiting factor is
>> your balance and your control of the uni. Learning how to still stand
>> (even for just a short time) is a necessary skill for jumping. When
>> hopping and jumping you are going from one brief still stand into
>> another. If you’re flailing around to maintain balance as you prepare
>> for a jump you are never going to get any height or control.
>>
>> In George Peck’s video he demonstrates an interesting exercise. He did
>> some deep knee bends while on the uni. Start in a still stand while
>> holding the seat out front. Hold the seat with one hand and bend the
>> knees till your butt gets near the tire. Then stand up and repeat. If
>> you can master this exercise your control and your jumping will
>> improve.
>>
>> After you can jump 12 inches or more then working on leg strength
>> exercises at the gym may help you get more height. But until then, more
>> leg strength isn’t going to help you jump higher.
>>
>> At least that has been my experience. I’m gradually learning how to
>> jump better. As my still stand and control has gotten better my jumping
>> has gotten better. Now if I’d actually get out and practice instead of
>> sitting at my desk fiddling with these confangled computers I might
>> actually start showing more improvement.
>>
>> john_childs
>>
>>
>> >From: jimblor <forum.member@unicyclist.com> To: rsu@unicycling.org
>> >Subject: how do i jump higher? Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 01:05:08
>> >+0000 (UTC)
>> >
>> >I can jump about 5 inches on average. I have a 24" Schwinn. Is
>> there any
>> >type of exercise or technique to increase this, either on or off
>> the
>> >unicycle? I’m looking more for a way to increase my leg strength,
>> since
>> >I’ve tried different techniques and it’s just not working.
>> >
>>
>>
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-----Original Message----- From: moosebreath1@juno.com
["]mailto:moosebreath1@juno.com] Sent: 12 December 2001 12:12 To:
john_childs@hotmail.com
Cc: rsu@unicycling.org Subject: Re: how do i jump higher? Importance: Low

Jimblor, I agree with all John said. I think I’m going to work on that
exercise. Anyway, another help is to learn seat out in front riding. Make
sure that the seat is not touching your legs at all. It requires a lot of
balance to get the maximum spring out of your legs. Also try jumping onto
an object instead of over a string. Personally I am afraid to go all out
if I don’t feel safe. I like to use car tires to jump onto because they’re
soft if you fall. It might help to do a search on the web for plyometrics.
Basically, it is a bunch of exercises to give your legs explosive power,
which is huge in jumping. I’ve been solely working on jumping for about
the past week and even in that short amount of time my personal best has
improved by 15cm. Last night I cleared 55cm but my goal is 65.

Jeff

On Tue, 11 Dec 2001 22:17:11 -0800 “John Childs”
<john_childs@hotmail.com> writes:
>> When you are learning to hop or jump the limiting factor is not your
>>
>> vertical leap and your leg strength. Rather, the limiting factor is
>> your balance and your control of the uni. Learning how to still stand
>> (even for just a short time) is a necessary skill for jumping. When
>> hopping and jumping you are going from one brief still stand into
>> another. If you’re flailing around to maintain balance as you prepare
>> for a jump you are never going to get any height or control.
>>
>> In George Peck’s video he demonstrates an interesting exercise. He did
>> some deep knee bends while on the uni. Start in a still stand while
>> holding the seat out front. Hold the seat with one hand and bend the
>> knees till your butt gets near the tire. Then stand up and repeat. If
>> you can master this exercise your control and your jumping will
>> improve.
>>
>> After you can jump 12 inches or more then working on leg strength
>> exercises at the gym may help you get more height. But until then, more
>> leg strength isn’t going to help you jump higher.
>>
>> At least that has been my experience. I’m gradually learning how to
>> jump better. As my still stand and control has gotten better my jumping
>> has gotten better. Now if I’d actually get out and practice instead of
>> sitting at my desk fiddling with these confangled computers I might
>> actually start showing more improvement.
>>
>> john_childs
>>
>>
>> >From: jimblor <forum.member@unicyclist.com> To: rsu@unicycling.org
>> >Subject: how do i jump higher? Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 01:05:08
>> >+0000 (UTC)
>> >
>> >I can jump about 5 inches on average. I have a 24" Schwinn. Is
>> there any
>> >type of exercise or technique to increase this, either on or off
>> the
>> >unicycle? I’m looking more for a way to increase my leg strength,
>> since
>> >I’ve tried different techniques and it’s just not working.
>> >
>>
>>
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-----Original Message----- From: moosebreath1@juno.com
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john_childs@hotmail.com
Cc: rsu@unicycling.org Subject: Re: how do i jump higher? Importance: Low

Jimblor, I agree with all John said. I think I’m going to work on that
exercise. Anyway, another help is to learn seat out in front riding. Make
sure that the seat is not touching your legs at all. It requires a lot of
balance to get the maximum spring out of your legs. Also try jumping onto
an object instead of over a string. Personally I am afraid to go all out
if I don’t feel safe. I like to use car tires to jump onto because they’re
soft if you fall. It might help to do a search on the web for plyometrics.
Basically, it is a bunch of exercises to give your legs explosive power,
which is huge in jumping. I’ve been solely working on jumping for about
the past week and even in that short amount of time my personal best has
improved by 15cm. Last night I cleared 55cm but my goal is 65.

Jeff

On Tue, 11 Dec 2001 22:17:11 -0800 “John Childs”
<john_childs@hotmail.com> writes:
>> When you are learning to hop or jump the limiting factor is not your
>>
>> vertical leap and your leg strength. Rather, the limiting factor is
>> your balance and your control of the uni. Learning how to still stand
>> (even for just a short time) is a necessary skill for jumping. When
>> hopping and jumping you are going from one brief still stand into
>> another. If you’re flailing around to maintain balance as you prepare
>> for a jump you are never going to get any height or control.
>>
>> In George Peck’s video he demonstrates an interesting exercise. He did
>> some deep knee bends while on the uni. Start in a still stand while
>> holding the seat out front. Hold the seat with one hand and bend the
>> knees till your butt gets near the tire. Then stand up and repeat. If
>> you can master this exercise your control and your jumping will
>> improve.
>>
>> After you can jump 12 inches or more then working on leg strength
>> exercises at the gym may help you get more height. But until then, more
>> leg strength isn’t going to help you jump higher.
>>
>> At least that has been my experience. I’m gradually learning how to
>> jump better. As my still stand and control has gotten better my jumping
>> has gotten better. Now if I’d actually get out and practice instead of
>> sitting at my desk fiddling with these confangled computers I might
>> actually start showing more improvement.
>>
>> john_childs
>>
>>
>> >From: jimblor <forum.member@unicyclist.com> To: rsu@unicycling.org
>> >Subject: how do i jump higher? Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 01:05:08
>> >+0000 (UTC)
>> >
>> >I can jump about 5 inches on average. I have a 24" Schwinn. Is
>> there any
>> >type of exercise or technique to increase this, either on or off
>> the
>> >unicycle? I’m looking more for a way to increase my leg strength,
>> since
>> >I’ve tried different techniques and it’s just not working.
>> >
>>
>>
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> Now if I’d actually get out and practice instead of sitting at my desk
> fiddling with these confangled computers I might actually start showing
> more improvement.

In John’s case, a lighter unicycle might help too (unless he uses
something other than his monster DM Vortex, 26 x 3" MUni truck)

JF

> Now if I’d actually get out and practice instead of sitting at my desk
> fiddling with these confangled computers I might actually start showing
> more improvement.

In John’s case, a lighter unicycle might help too (unless he uses
something other than his monster DM Vortex, 26 x 3" MUni truck)

JF

> Now if I’d actually get out and practice instead of sitting at my desk
> fiddling with these confangled computers I might actually start showing
> more improvement.

In John’s case, a lighter unicycle might help too (unless he uses
something other than his monster DM Vortex, 26 x 3" MUni truck)

JF

> Now if I’d actually get out and practice instead of sitting at my desk
> fiddling with these confangled computers I might actually start showing
> more improvement.

In John’s case, a lighter unicycle might help too (unless he uses
something other than his monster DM Vortex, 26 x 3" MUni truck)

JF

> Now if I’d actually get out and practice instead of sitting at my desk
> fiddling with these confangled computers I might actually start showing
> more improvement.

In John’s case, a lighter unicycle might help too (unless he uses
something other than his monster DM Vortex, 26 x 3" MUni truck)

JF

> Now if I’d actually get out and practice instead of sitting at my desk
> fiddling with these confangled computers I might actually start showing
> more improvement.

In John’s case, a lighter unicycle might help too (unless he uses
something other than his monster DM Vortex, 26 x 3" MUni truck)

JF

>From: John Foss <john_foss@asinet.com>
>
>
> > Now if I’d actually get out and practice instead of sitting at my desk
> > fiddling with these confangled computers I might actually start
> > showing more improvement.
>
>In John’s case, a lighter unicycle might help too (unless he uses
>something other than his monster DM Vortex, 26 x 3" MUni truck)
>
>JF

I’m still riding the 26x3 monster muni. A lighter muni with a 24x3 tire
would be better for jumping. But I’m not jumping for height yet so it’s
not a problem. A lighter 24x3 muni is on my Christmas list.

It used to be that when I jumped up a steep flight of 5 stairs I’d be
completely winded by the 4th stair. I was hopping in place like 4 to 10
times on each stair trying to prepare for the jump up. I was just barely
in control as I made the jump and often I would just barely jump high
enough to make it up the stair. By the 4th stair I was so winded that I
would hardly ever be able to make the jump.

Now I can make it up that same flight of stairs without much problem.
Rather than jumping like a pogo stick on each stair I’m trying to jump
from one still stand into another. I still have to make some cheater hops
to catch my balance, but I’m no longer trying to imitate a pogo stick.
Concentrating on learning control rather than trying for brute force
height has helped. Learn control first, height will come after that.

john “muni truck” childs


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>From: John Foss <john_foss@asinet.com>
>
>
> > Now if I’d actually get out and practice instead of sitting at my desk
> > fiddling with these confangled computers I might actually start
> > showing more improvement.
>
>In John’s case, a lighter unicycle might help too (unless he uses
>something other than his monster DM Vortex, 26 x 3" MUni truck)
>
>JF

I’m still riding the 26x3 monster muni. A lighter muni with a 24x3 tire
would be better for jumping. But I’m not jumping for height yet so it’s
not a problem. A lighter 24x3 muni is on my Christmas list.

It used to be that when I jumped up a steep flight of 5 stairs I’d be
completely winded by the 4th stair. I was hopping in place like 4 to 10
times on each stair trying to prepare for the jump up. I was just barely
in control as I made the jump and often I would just barely jump high
enough to make it up the stair. By the 4th stair I was so winded that I
would hardly ever be able to make the jump.

Now I can make it up that same flight of stairs without much problem.
Rather than jumping like a pogo stick on each stair I’m trying to jump
from one still stand into another. I still have to make some cheater hops
to catch my balance, but I’m no longer trying to imitate a pogo stick.
Concentrating on learning control rather than trying for brute force
height has helped. Learn control first, height will come after that.

john “muni truck” childs


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>From: John Foss <john_foss@asinet.com>
>
>
> > Now if I’d actually get out and practice instead of sitting at my desk
> > fiddling with these confangled computers I might actually start
> > showing more improvement.
>
>In John’s case, a lighter unicycle might help too (unless he uses
>something other than his monster DM Vortex, 26 x 3" MUni truck)
>
>JF

I’m still riding the 26x3 monster muni. A lighter muni with a 24x3 tire
would be better for jumping. But I’m not jumping for height yet so it’s
not a problem. A lighter 24x3 muni is on my Christmas list.

It used to be that when I jumped up a steep flight of 5 stairs I’d be
completely winded by the 4th stair. I was hopping in place like 4 to 10
times on each stair trying to prepare for the jump up. I was just barely
in control as I made the jump and often I would just barely jump high
enough to make it up the stair. By the 4th stair I was so winded that I
would hardly ever be able to make the jump.

Now I can make it up that same flight of stairs without much problem.
Rather than jumping like a pogo stick on each stair I’m trying to jump
from one still stand into another. I still have to make some cheater hops
to catch my balance, but I’m no longer trying to imitate a pogo stick.
Concentrating on learning control rather than trying for brute force
height has helped. Learn control first, height will come after that.

john “muni truck” childs


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>From: John Foss <john_foss@asinet.com>
>
>
> > Now if I’d actually get out and practice instead of sitting at my desk
> > fiddling with these confangled computers I might actually start
> > showing more improvement.
>
>In John’s case, a lighter unicycle might help too (unless he uses
>something other than his monster DM Vortex, 26 x 3" MUni truck)
>
>JF

I’m still riding the 26x3 monster muni. A lighter muni with a 24x3 tire
would be better for jumping. But I’m not jumping for height yet so it’s
not a problem. A lighter 24x3 muni is on my Christmas list.

It used to be that when I jumped up a steep flight of 5 stairs I’d be
completely winded by the 4th stair. I was hopping in place like 4 to 10
times on each stair trying to prepare for the jump up. I was just barely
in control as I made the jump and often I would just barely jump high
enough to make it up the stair. By the 4th stair I was so winded that I
would hardly ever be able to make the jump.

Now I can make it up that same flight of stairs without much problem.
Rather than jumping like a pogo stick on each stair I’m trying to jump
from one still stand into another. I still have to make some cheater hops
to catch my balance, but I’m no longer trying to imitate a pogo stick.
Concentrating on learning control rather than trying for brute force
height has helped. Learn control first, height will come after that.

john “muni truck” childs


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http://photos.msn.com/support/worldwide.aspx