how many tricks can you do

wanna see who’s the best unicyler

Like 3.

This makes me the best so far… nice.

you mean unicyclist not unicycler.This doesnt really work because the best unicyclist cant number all his tricks,there are so many basic tricks that alot of people wont be able to tell you how many.I’m sure people like Krisztian Kovacs have a trick bag of like 1000.

ok then what are some tricks you can

around 3000, but you know, it would take soooo long to type them all out here. But there you have it, I must be the best. . . best ever, yup, just been in hiding all these years.

Lots of tricks doesn’t make you the best unicyclsit. It won’t necessarily win you a competition of Flat or Freestyle.

Over 9000!!!.. Sorry couldn’t help myself =)

What does make a person a good unicyclist? As a person who started unicycling later in life I find it hard to pick up “tricks” that most 12 year olds seem to be able to pick up overnight.

Also very importantly: HOW DO YOU DEFINE TRICKS as opposed to riding skills?

I find that just at age 21. But it’s really all about practice, and as you get older you develop certain ways of thinking and going about things when you are learning them, where as a 6 year old just tries to do it instinctively, which is the way to do it.

I don’t think you can separate the two, because 1ft idling is a trick, but some people consider it a skill that you should know. I’d call backwards riding a trick, but that’s something essential to learn too.

I’ve found that if I work hard on a new trick for a few weeks, I lose ground on other tricks I already learned. There’s not enough time to practice everything. It might be more interesting to ask how many tricks you can do right now.

I’d be interested to know if the better riders have to maintain all their tricks constantly or if tricks become permanent after a while.

well I can’t say as much for unicycling since I can’t do much. but yes, I used to skateboard, over time it seems like you lose the memory of the trick, but it can usually be retrieved within a few tries. Although I have found that with tricks that you had mastered in the first place, but hadn’t done for say… a year, it comes back in less tries.

Also things to take into consideration, many tricks are similar to other tricks, some even have the same parts just in different orders or with something else added

I don’t think its all about practice Dane - I put in A LOT of practice - about an hour per day I’ve been trying to wheel walk since November 2010 and still can’t do it properly. Some teenage boys seem to pick it up overnight.(I sold a unicycle to a boy who apparently learned to ride in an afternoon and was doing uni spins the next day??)

I must say however that I find some skills easier to pick up than others - 1 foot idling was surprisingly easy compared to learning how to idle in the first instance.

I think there is too much of an emphasis on ‘TRICKS’ to the point where it seems that unless you can do a 360’ uni spin and a crank flip you are dismissed as a rider.
If we compare it to say cycling disciplines, no one would base a road rider or mountain biker’s ability on their freestyle BMX abilities.

Well it’s just like you said, some skills you pick up faster than others. But I fully believe that the younger you are the more of an advantage you have. I learned to ride in a day, 180spin in a month, but I still can’t 1ft idle or 1ft ride.

As for your last comment, do you mean just inside of the Uni community you are dismissed as a rider? Or by people in general?

I’ve found with the few tricks I have learned, that there are certain ways I have to go about learning them now. Some peoples methods of how to learn something don’t work for me. So for a few weeks I was trying to 1ft wheelwalk a certain way, and just a few days ago, I changed everything up and even got a diff pair of shoes, and now I am doing it much better.

There are so many variables it’s just hard to say

Well - just look at the title of this thread - how many tricks you can do somehow makes you the best unicyclist.

well, among juggling, there are plenty of people who can do hard tricks, but can’t nail them every time, or even close to every time. It’s the same way with unicycling!!

if you can wheel walk, but you have no control over where you go, and can’t get it 50% of the time, are you still considering that the same as someone who has complete control? they can both “do the trick”. . . right? so they must be at the same skill level ; P

In juggling, Jason Garfield (WJF founder) believes you haven’t mastered a trick until you can nail it nearly every time, while keeping your feet planted. I would disagree, I say you have truely mastered a trick when you can move freely around an area while doing the trick “cleanly.” i.e. you can walk around as you wish, while still performing the trick. but is doing the trick once “learning it?” . . .

and all that doesn’t even touch on styles. What about people who are really good a freestyle, and can do no trials whatsoever? What about jugglers who can’t juggle rings worth crud, but can run 5 and 6 clubs? These people are out there, how do you say which is better?

more importantly, it doesn’t really matter who is better, as long as you feel accomplished and are having fun at the end of the day : )

I agree with you on the first point - there’s a difference between simply being able to do something “a trick” and being able to do it with form and finesse. I have been thinking about this myself a lot from quality vs. quantity perspective.

I see your point r.e. having fun, however if you are approaching unicycling from a sporting point a view I have to disagree - if that is the case why are there placings? There’s a certain level of benchmarking going on in any activity, comparisons are inevitable.

Well depending on which branch of unicycling you follow there are different leaders for our sport. As well as it matters what you are using as a reference. I would look at competition winners and will have an idea of who the top riders are. It also depends on who you ask too.

I You guys are all confusing unicycling with Crankflipping and side hopping Etc.
You can be the best crankflipper but could not be so hot at general riding. I recall a thread about about a guy who was really good at trials, but could not ride very well. There is a big difference between what I’d say is unicycling and pogosticking =P where I fit between the 2 does not matter, but I’d say unless you can do skills that require real experience the amount of tricks you can do does not necessarily apply =P

true :slight_smile: I don’t see it as a very competitive sport, more a collaborative sport. Probably because that’s the way I see juggling.

There is certainly a place for competition, but it’s usually not “unicycling” it’s usually “flatland unicycling.” Space put it best.

>> maybe I just don’t want to be judged :’(