My name is Alyse. I’m 8 years old. I started unicycling a week before Christmas. ‘Gear’ (Justin) was nice enough to spend a little bit of time teaching me and lent me his 16" unicycle for a week until I received my first 24" Torker LX. I can now ride across our back patio area. I’m learning to do a controlled stop. Once I figure that out, then I’ll try and learn how to turn. I hope I’ll soon be able to ride with my dad ‘scgoan’ long distance. It’s pleasure to be on the forum with all of you. If you have any tips, please send them my way.
Hello Alyse and welcome to the forum. My son is also 8 years old and he started riding last week. He has a DRS Solo Pro 20 which is the same as the Torker LX 20. He’s been riding about a week now and he’s getting the hang of it also. You can see his videos in this forum post . There are 3 videos of him on that page. He’s happy to know there is another kid that is learning to ride.
UniSpud & Son
You are doing Great! Let me know if you would like anymore help. I look forward to riding with you soon.
It’s amazing how fast your son is picking up unicycling! He’s a natural.
That’s very nice of Gear, I hear he’s been helping others learn to unicycle.
My first unicycle was also a Torker LX 24", due to user error I messed it up and just got it fixed a week ago or so. So my tip for when you get to my point is to turn the seat backwards when riding backwards for long distances. Stay safe, hope you’ll always appreciate the challenge and fun, for whatever you want to do in life. Unicycling is all about that with the added bonus of how unique it is.
The attention that you get from unicycling in public is interesting too. Never really knew my neighbors before, now I know a lot of them, and are surprised to find out they’re pretty nice and encouraging.
Very much luck to you.
Thank you for all your support and lending me your unicycle. I look forward to riding with you, too.
I have a 9 year old daughter who has been riding for a few years. If we lived closer, I’m sure she’d love to have you as a unicycle friend! Some of her neighborhood friends have tried to learn a bit, but not enough to get it.
Keep riding and encourage your friends to ride! Maybe you can do a school talent show. My daughter has. People are always amazed at younger riders. Nice work and keep at it!
It’s so much fun, watching these young kids learn how to ride!
Hey Aluni Junior, nice to see you succeed in learning to ride. So what should I advise you? don’t be put off if things do sometimes not work out as fast as you want. Some skills need their time to emerge. Keep practising and keep having fun. And if you fail a trick or skill at so many attempts and it seems that it won’t work anyway, just sleep a night over. Human brain learns motions sequences also while sleeping. You’ll see: the next day its working better.