>> If the IUF Skill Levels and Rules Committee decides to make the same change
>> (swap “wheel walking” and “hopping on the wheel” between levels) as the USA,
>> Inc. has, it will be because it is the right thing=
>> to do.
>I think swapping “wheel walking” and “hopping on the wheel” is a good id=
>because wheel walking is much easier that getting back on the pedals aft=
It’s time for the IUF to make a decision on Skill Levels. This is a call= for
opinions from anybody, but I’m especially looking for opinions or feedbac= k
from the other members of the IUF Skill Levels Committee. Last summer, t= he USA
switched a pair of skills between levels 5 and 6, moving ‘hop standin= g on
wheel 5 times’ to level 5, and ‘walk the wheel for 10 meters’ to level 6.=
This was done because skill level testing was showing a large number of riders
getting stuck on the hop on wheel skill. Many were able to do all= of level 6
before getting that single skill from level 5.
Remember, ‘hop standing on wheel’ includes going from sitting on the seat= up to
the standing on wheel position, hopping 5 times, and then (the hard pa= rt)
getting back onto the seat and riding away. This skill is a part of my everyday
show, and it took me quite a long time to get it consistently.
I believe walking the wheel to be easier than the hopping on wheel skill,= and I
propose that the IUF make the same change that was made by the USA last=
>> You may be right about the IUF Skill Levels and Rules Committee making the
>> same change to the IUF Achievement Skill Levels that the USA, Inc. made to
>> the USA Achievement Skill Levels. However, I’m sure you didn’t realize how
>> ‘your’ reason “to stay in line with those of the USA.” might be taken. To me,
>> that means the USA, Inc. is indirectly dictating what the IUF should do,
>> ignoring other countries.=
This point must be considered. I believe (apparently more strongly than = the
USA as a whole) that there should be only one set of skill levels, so the= re
will be no confusion. I also believe that the current USA set is a bette= r set
of levels than what the IUF has. When I’m able, I will formally mail=
this proposal to the members of the IUF Skill Levels Committee who are no= t
connected to email. The rest of you are getting it now.
Below is a copy of the current IUF levels 5 and 6. The proposed change i= s to
swap the skills marked with the **'s.
Level 5 o Demonstrate 5 types of mounts o Ride backward in a circle o Ride one
footed in a figure eight o Idle one footed with left foot down 25 times o Idle
one footed with right foot down 25 times o Ride with the seat out in front in a
circle o Ride with the seat out in back in a circle o Ride with the seat on the
side in a circle o Hop-twist 90 degrees to the left o Hop-twist 90 degrees to
the right o Hop standing on wheel 5 times
Level 6 o Demonstrate 6 types of mounts o Ride backward in a figure 8 o Ride
with the seat out in front in a figure eight o Ride with the seat out in back in
a figure eight o Ride backward with the seat out in front for 10 m o Walk the
wheel for 10 m o Ride with seat on the side in a circle to the left o Ride
with seat on the side in a circle to the right o Ride one footed with the left
foot for 10 m o Ride one footed with the right foot for 10 m o Backspin o
Frontspin o Spin
I would like the IUF to have reached a decision on this matter before the= end
of July, so this information will be available at the time of the USA Ann= ual
Meeting. The USA can then be assured that there is again one set of 10 s= kill
levels, or that there are two incompatible sets, and the IUF Skill Levels=
Video only applies to one.
Please reply with an agree or a disagree, and any comments you wish.
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: IUF President John Foss <email@example.com> IUF V. P. Jack
Halpern <firstname.lastname@example.org> IUF Director Craig Milo Rogers <rogers@ISI.EDU> IUF
Director Alberto Ru=EDz <email@example.com> IUF Secretary/Treasurer Kenneth Fuchs
<firstname.lastname@example.org> Rolf Sander <email@example.com> Constance Cotter
<firstname.lastname@example.org> Sem Abrahams (Holland/USA) Normand Beaumont (Canada) Jim
Bernard (USA) Sammy Hellwig (Germany) Carlos Med=EDna (Puerto Rico)
If you are interested in becoming a part of this committee, contact me an= d you
can be added to the list.
Stay on Top! John Foss, Chairman IUF Skill Levels and Rules Committee