IUF Rulebook (International Unicycle Federation)

As the Chairperson for the International Unicycle Federation (IUF) Rulebook
Committee I am here to announce the completition of the latest IUF Rulebook.
This rulebook will be used at the 9th World Unicycle Convention (Unicon IX) at
Bottrop, Germany, July 1998. Currently the new version of the rulebook is only
in English but hopefully there will be other languages available soon.

The IUF Rulebook is a comprehensive set of rules that have been refined for
many years. The IUF Rulebook has rule standards that many national unicycle
organizations use as a model. It is currently the most compelete set of
unicycle rules available. The IUF rulebook contains rules on: racing, artistic
freestyle (individual, pairs and group), standard skill, hockey, basketball and
the skill levels.

The rulebook is available from the recently redesigned IUF web site. Also at the
IUF web site is information on Unicon IX and other IUF information. The most
current IUF Rulebook has the date of ‘November 1997’. The web address is:
http://www.unicycling.org/iuf/

If you can’t access the web site, let me know and I can email you a copy of the
rulebook. Or, I can snail mail copies of the rulebook but the cost will be $3
for USA, $4 for Canada and $5 for overseas.

Here are some of the major changes from the previous IUF Rulebook:

  • Standard Skill has been changed, updated, and improved
  • Age groups can be combined by the Unicon hosts if they think it is necessary
  • Expert Artistic routines (Individual Freestyle and Pairs Freestyle) now have a
    maximum of four minutes (up from three minutes)

I would like to thank all the members of the IUF Rulebook committee for their
input and help on voting. A special thanks to John Foss (IUF Director) who has
been one of the biggest contributers to the rulebook and as IUF Director, is
responsible for the rulebook.

After this annoucement, I am no longer the IUF Rulebook Chairman. The title will
go back to John Foss <unifoss@calweb.com>. If you have questions or comments
about the rulebook please contact the IUF officers at:
<iuf-discuss@winternet.com>.

-andy


cotter@skypoint.com Andy Cotter International Unicycle Federation Rulebook
Chairman IUF home page http://www.unicycling.org/iuf/

Re: IUF Rulebook (International Unicycle Federation)

On Fri, 2 Jan 1998, Andy Cotter wrote:

> As the Chairperson for the International Unicycle Federation (IUF) Rulebook
> Committee I am here to announce the completition of the latest IUF Rulebook.

> After this annoucement, I am no longer the IUF Rulebook Chairman.

Thanks, Andy for all the work you put into the Rulebook. And also for completing
it in time for the next UNICON!

    Greetings Rolf


Re: IUF Rulebook (International Unicycle Federation)

At 08:57 98/01/02 -0600, Andy Cotter wrote:
> The rulebook is available from the recently redesigned IUF web site. Also at
> the IUF web site is information on Unicon IX and other IUF information. The
> most current IUF Rulebook has the date of ‘November 1997’. The web address is:
> http://www.unicycling.org/iuf/

It looks great. I got it, printed it out, and will try to have it translated
into Japanese, if I can find volunteers. No easy job.
>
> After this annoucement, I am no longer the IUF Rulebook Chairman. The title
> will go back to John Foss <unifoss@calweb.com>. If you have questions or
> comments about the rulebook please contact the IUF officers at:
> <iuf-discuss@winternet.com>.

Thanks for the great job.

In connection with rules I must mention an important development. The Japanese
manufacturers have stopped making 125mm cranks. We tried to prevent that but
with no sicess. On the 18th we are having a JUA Rules Commitee meeting to decide
what to do. How does this affect the IUF rules? I assume such cranks are not
manufactured elsewhere either, am I right? Regards, Jack Halpern

Kanji Dictionary Publishing Society, http://www.win.or.jp/~jhalpern

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Re: IUF Rulebook (International Unicycle Federation)

Jack,

> In connection with rules I must mention an important development. The Japanese
> manufacturers have stopped making 125mm cranks. We tried to prevent that but
> with no sicess. On the 18th we are having a JUA Rules Commitee meeting to
> decide what to do. How does this affect the IUF rules? I assume such cranks
> are not manufactured elsewhere either, am I right?

125mm Cranks are easily available in the UK through DM, I spoke to Dave who
stated that they are easily available. It is a pitty that IDOL (I believe that
is the manufacturer you are talking about) are not manufacturing these cranks as
they were of high quality and light.

Roger

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                       Roger.Davies@Octacon.co.uk
                                Stockton
                           North East England

Re: IUF Rulebook (International Unicycle Federation)

On Tue, 13 Jan 1998, Roger Davies wrote:

> Jack,
>
> > In connection with rules I must mention an important development. The
> > Japanese manufacturers have stopped making 125mm cranks. We tried to prevent
> > that but with no sicess. On the 18th we are having a JUA Rules Commitee
> > meeting to decide what to do. How does this affect the IUF rules? I assume
> > such cranks are not manufactured elsewhere either, am I right?
>
> 125mm Cranks are easily available in the UK through DM, I spoke to Dave who
> stated that they are easily available. It is a pitty that IDOL (I believe that
> is the manufacturer you are talking about) are not manufacturing these cranks
> as they were of high quality and light.
>
> Roger
>
>
Hi Jack,

It is no problem to get 125mm cranks in GErmany (e.g. SIEGMONO CYCLE). But it is
hard to get 114mm cranks in GE witch are preferred by 20"racers (110mm would be
no problem!). The IUF rules are of the form metric_125/inch_114. But the
manufacturers prefer to stay in one world either (metric/metric or inch/inch). I
have the feeling that crank lengths (IUF-rules) and availability (suppliers) of
cranks are a problem for the unicycling community.

georg