nigt one in two hours i did almost a complete lap of the local lacrosse box around both nets 20 feet shy of going center line to center line counter clockwise.night two figured out how to turn right not just left can seem to ride about 100 feet on most tries my longest must be 400-500 feet with a big turn at both ends of the parking lot.about to head out for night three.gonna have to learn to freemount quick i’m tired of having to walk back to something to start on.any tips or pointers would be great.perhaps a vid link?
I learned to ride forward in about 3 hours, helped by the fact that I was with 3 friends who where all trying too. We were all sharing these 2 crappy unis but since we were all laughing at each other it was a lot more fun. Then I took one home and learned to ride in a couple more days.
A fence can work or a wall, but I preffered a rail between waist and chest height while sitting on the uni on smooth asphalt. One thing I really liked about the rail (aside from eliminating fear) is it saved time. If I lost my ballance I could just grab onto the rail, much faster than UPDing and getting back on. When I could consistently ride the length of my 90 ft rail, I started riding around the playground of the school I was practicing at.
Weight in the seat, not much in the pedals, legs move in nice smooth circles, focus on something on the ground 10-15 yards in front of you.
I recomend on learning to consistently ride the length of your rail before focusing on freemounting, and dismounting gracefully w/ each foot w/in ~2yd area before riding about.
Took me about an hour and a half to learn to go bout 40meters. Helped that I was with a friend and he was trying too. (he hasn’t learned how to ride yet, been 4 months) The way I did it was I held onto a pole to get on, then just rode as far as I could. It was about an hour of 1 or 2 pedals then falling on my butt, then suddenly something just clicked and I could go across whole yard.
Took about an hour or so in my building’s carpark to be able to go about 80m (240feet) Then my crank-pedal thread got completely stripped (crappy old uni). I just picked up a new crank-arm today and now I’m happy again Now for efficiency’s sake, I need to learn to freemount.
1 hour I could ride about 10 metres and the second I could turn and ride 50+ metres. 3rd hour - 4th I got free mounting. another 2 hours I could hop continuesly. 2 weeks I got side hops, 1 day more 15cms. (MASSIVE BREAK while i got my kh)7 weeks later I got 37cm (been sick for a bit over 2 weeks so im having a break.