Well,I’ve got 1 foot ww done good now,I can go as far as I want as long as I dont want to go more than 40 feet or so.
I tried gliding a little,but havent gotten anywere.
My question is,how should i go about learning to glide?My goal is to glide down backcountry roads and muni hill,the scenery whizzing by…
I would practice it on the road on a slight hill in front of our house,but it snowed last night,and now i just have our coverd back deck to practice on.How easy is it to learn on flat?How should i go about learning?
i can do it from only a l ft ww i havent tried while riding getting into it, so first just do what i did. jsut go from a 1 ft ww. and i started on a huge hill and can never go anywhere on flats. if u keep with it - it wont take that long- took me three weeks
It would probably be easiest to practice your one-footed wheel walking some more, so that you are very comfortable with it, then when the snow melts, go out on the hill, 1ftww down it, relax the pressure, and start gliding. As you practice one-footed wheel walk flatland, try to go really fast, then lighten the pressure and lean back. You should be able to glide a little ways at least. You can also ride one-footed with your non-gliding foot, put your gliding foot on the wheel, then transfer your one-footed riding foot to the fork and see how far you can get. This may not work if your one-footed foot and your gliding foot are the same.
Alternitively, get a friend with a lot of patience, and do some pull-gliding. I haven’t done pull-gliding myself, so I don’t have any tips on it, but I get the impression it’s fairly easy, from what I’ve seen of it.
One foot should rest solidly on the frame. (Although you can leave it out and glide leg extended later on.) You have two choices for the other foot; either rest it on the tire only, or set it overlapping the frame and the tire. The former is easier, and probably slightly better for downhill gliding, while the latter is better for freestyle, because it helps prepare you for coasting, since you can’t move your foot as much, and so you usually use at least some coasting reflexes. It’s also better because that’s how your foot has to be positioned for stand-up glide.
Well never mind.I can glide now!!!
After about 35 minutes of practice,i can go 7-8 full revs of the wheel.(Igot it on tape and counted the revs)!!!
The hill i did it on was dirt,and because of the snow it was wet,I think that helped.I also can go a couple feet on flat!!!Im excited.
The gravel was a bit annoying though.
Wow, that is seriously inspirational to me because I recently learned one footed WW. I tried it on a hill and I kind of got a feel for it, but I am far from learning it completely. I can only go about 2 feet while gliding before the uni slips out from under me. O, forrest, post a pic!
Iwas pretty good at normal ww,I learned it almost a year ago,then just recently(sunday)stuck with 1 foot ww enough to learn it.Id been practicing off and on for about a month or more.I practiced like all day,too.
Gliding was so easy to learn.I dont know why.
I can glide on flat okay now too,to do it I get going,then take my gliding foot complelty off the wheel for a couple seconds,when i start to fall i put it back on,maybe give the wheel a kick or two,then do it again.
Its alot of fun.