# i have a question on unicon

i have been wondering about the long jump competition at unicon, i want to enter it but after watching my friend 2001 NUC video i noticed everyone does the long jump forward.
is this becues they have to or becues they can jump further that way?. i know that i can jump way further side ways and i wanted to know for shur if i would be able to jump side ways in the compitition. i checked the IUF rule book for clarification on this but found no information on on the long jump at all.

``          joey``

Is your rolling hop fairly week? If you can get good distance on a side hop, by all means, do it that way- but I can’t image being able to build and maintain the momentum you could get out of a rolling hop. Just 'cus I can’t imagine it doesn’t make it so.

Christopher

I can only get like 2 and half feet on my rolling hop, but sideways i can go 4 ft i dont know why it is but it is, so you are saying that there are no rules on how you jump?.

``               joey``

RE: i have a question on unicon

> i have been wondering about the long jump competition at
> unicon, i want to enter it but after watching my friend
> 2001 NUC video i noticed everyone does the long jump forward.
> is this becues they have to or becues they can jump further
> that way?.

The first time we had a long jump competition (1999), I believe there was a
requirement of forward motion. I got around this by combining riding forward
with a jump at kind of a 45 degree angle, which worked for me at the time.

But other riders have done better with forward hops, and this seems it will
be the method for the longest jumps in the years to come, as this event is
still in its infancy.

However, we’re not going to tell you how to jump, just where. There will be
two objects on the ground, such as pieces of wooden dowel. You have to clear
both of them for your jump to be counted. If you touch one of the pieces of
wood the jump doesn’t count. You can keep trying longer and longer distances
until you fail twice at the same distance. If you fail once you get to try
again. On landing, you must be able to ride (or hop) away. This means either
three revolutions of the wheel after landing, or a minimum of 3 seconds of
hopping or otherwise staying on the unicycle after landing.

> i wanted to know for shur if i would be able to jump side
> ways in the compitition.

Yes, you can jump any way you want. You can also spell any whay you want,
which is not counted in the competition.

> i checked the IUF rule book for clarification on this but found
> no information on on the long jump at all.

Yes, it’s an optional event and there was no proposal for adding it in our
last round of changes. Perhaps that and the high jump will be added after
UNICON 11 so the rules will be consistent.

Stay on top,
John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
2002 NAUCC and UNICON Referee
jfoss@unicycling.com

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