I need help

I just started unicycling yesterday, my problem is that when one foot is at the
top, and the other at the bottom, i have to use a lot of force, and this causes
the uni to jerk around, so i fall off. Also, i have been practicing in the
carpet in my house, should i try the sidewalk?

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Achal Oza |He’s my favr’it (kird_ape@rain.org) | -Bibbo

Re: I need help

In article <Pine.SUN.3.91.950803193656.12221C-100000@coyote.rain.org>, Achal Oza
<kird_ape@rain.org> writes:
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|> I just started unicycling yesterday, my problem is that when one foot is at
|> the top, and the other at the bottom, i have to use a lot of force, and this
|> causes the uni to jerk around, so i fall off. Also, i have been practicing in
|> the carpet in my house, should i try the sidewalk?

Yes.

Also try to pedal through the vertical pedal position, This is a stick point for
people who are learning.

Be warned, it will pedal much easier on the sidewalk. (twists easier too.)

keep us posted on your progress.

Eric

Re: I need help

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> I just started unicycling yesterday, my problem is that when one foot is at
> the top, and the other at the bottom, i have to use a lot of force, and this
> causes the uni to jerk around, so i fall off. Also, i have been practicing in
> the carpet in my house, should i try the sidewalk?
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> Achal Oza |He’s my favr’it (kird_ape@rain.org) | -Bibbo
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Ah, your have discovered the dead spot. When learning to ride, stop and get your
balance with your pedals parallel to the ground. Its best to have someone walk
with you holding your hand for balance or you can use their shoulder. Make one
half revolutions at first stopping and gaining balance on every half turn.
Always pedal past the dead spot (top dead center). Eventually make full
revolutions, then more than one. Have Fun, Bill Gilbertson