The reason I did the drop so many times was becuase I couldn’t get it and it was making me mad. I like half landed it a few times, by half land I mean land start to ride away then fall, and I wanted to land it fully
You are definitely getting your money’s worth out of that unicycle! I hope you’re having a great time with it.
It’s possible you could improve your technique to land “lighter,” but it sounds like that was a pretty difficult drop from any point of view. You are just going beyond what even the high-end parts can handle. As you said, it’s a good thing your body is holding up better!
I’ve never warrantied profiles, but if you sent them a pair of cranks like that they’d have a hard time justifying not warrantying them. And even if they didn’t, you could aways just snap them. If you had been riding profiles on that drop, they wouldn’t have bent so badly, the right crank would’ve just snapped. This is because of the nub, which is stronger than the surrounding crank. THis forces the steel to stretch around it, which will crack or snap it. If you get profiles you may want to get a right crank that is left hand drive and a left crank that is right hand drive. This assures that you won’t have any nubs. If you do get a nub, DON’T grind it down. If you have to, hammer your frame to fit it, but don’t grind the nub, as that weakens the crank.
John is right, profiles arren’t magic, but the warranty is. If you are doing that to your cranks and axle, you will want a warranty.
Jim man, come on! stop that! its gonna be hard for you and your brother to ride if you keep obliterating parts of the face of the earth! poor Onza. it was cool. then it died. go us for breaking stuff! i can still drop higher then you Jim! but then again, you only have to replace your crank, i had to reposition my axle. Excellent work! my theory is that if we keep breaking stuff, they will have to make better stuff… eventually they will make cranks and hubs out of crazy stuff like unobtanium or something…
Also Jim, i think we should keep a running tally of the total price of all the parts we’ve broken. that would be cool.
welcome to my world. i did the same (relatively) to my KH20, within 2 months of my riding.
a basic run down of what i did to my KH.
1)within a week, broke the seatpost, replaced as warranty
2)2 weeks after that, broke the replacement.
3)had that seatpost welded uber strong, and then broke the seat
4)same weekend as the seat, twisted the cranks, damaged the pedals and bent the axle
and im just now getting profile hub and another seatpost, after over a month of no trials uni. needless to say, Tony of unicycle.co.nz was impressed