well, i put it together today after i got up at eleven and got my lazy butt down to the post office. Luckily there was a nice lady there who gave me my package even though the desk was closed today. Thrilled, i went back home and proceeded to open the package and assemble the unicycle. i pumped up the Maxxis Creepy Crawler tire a bit to around 42psi (it bottomed out on me at 35…) and started to ride it around. then, i wheewalked it. as seen in this awesome picture (i never thought i was so photogenic… this is a REALLY good picture) http://unicyclist.com/gallery/?g2_view=core.ShowItem&g2_itemId=163513
it seems that everyone who gets a new unicycle almost immediately after assembling it wheel walks on it. so i did. i then took the rest of my day to work on other various things, like hopping, unispins(still can’t do 'em) and one-foot wheel walking, gliding and coasting. I made my record on it of coasting to 5 feet from 1 foot wheelwalk, and gliding record is now ~six feet.
well, after all this, i decided to evaluate it compared to my other unicycles. it isn’t nearly as light as mynow-freestyle uni, but it’s lighter than my Qu-Ax 24" Muni. The seat is comfy, and the creepy crawler tire added (even if it is only psychological) about 2 inches to my hops. The tire is also extremely grippy compared to anything else i own, due to the soft rubber, and took some getting used to. i checked all the bolts and nuts, and tightened the seatpost bolts a bit, they were a bit loose. Then i checked the nut-cap things for sharp edges and/or breaking off. There was none. Overall, this was totally worth the money i spent, and i think i even scored a little bit of a steal. I bought it off of ebay, item was in original packaging, untampered, and i got a free stand. (which i can’t figure out how to use for the life of me) Totally a bomber uni, and worth every penny i spent. Looks nice too.
Ok put the big square on the floor and the thin long thing go inside the umm… square narrow slot on the big square on the floor the the unicycle leand ont the long narror thing with the peddal on top of the thing. God I hope that helps at all.
i guess i like my tire harder than most…
but i figured out the stand, and my torker doesn’t fit it. My freestyle does, though. No wonder he sent it to me for free. its all good though. i’ve been practicing almost non-stop since my last post, and i’ve come up with a good hopping practice drill. I took a couple of soda cans, and a bottle or two, and set them up in a line: can, can, can, bottle, bottle, each about three feet from each other. Then i hopped over each in succession, the objective being to not knock over any of the cans.
with the stand you put that loop inside frame (on the wheel side you may have to turn the uni sideways) Then put it vertical and thebearing caps/cranks rest on the shelf. it took me a few days to figure it out (my dad showed me somehow!?)oh and it should fit almost all unis
That’s my bike right next to my Torker…My guest bedroom has two bikes and my uni hanging in there. People who stay over always ask me if they have anything to worry about…like the bikes are gonna fall on them or something. If those beams can hold up the ceiling, then surely a few bikes and my uni are not going anywhere.
Nice uni. Looks great. Good pic of you wheel walking.
I’m really excited about this as I can’t wheel walk and am getting a new onza trials for my birthday on thursday. I’ll be able to wheel walk, yah hey. (Hang on a minute though, could you wheel walk before?)