jump? bah! I want to leap!

Okeys, I can hop along for eternity but what I want to do is leap! Gutters and
phone books are good for the self esteem, but lack in the “ooh ahh” department.
Can anyone give me any hints as to how to leap for the heavens? Ta


Eagles may soar, but weasles aren’t sucked into jet engines.

Smeg 'Ed Jones

Re: jump? bah! I want to leap!

To really get good height, i recommend jet propulsion. Any reasonable engineer
with an oxy welder should be able to attach a small jet engine to the rear of
your unicycle, and place the on-off button somewhere convenient under the seat.
The only problem with this setup is when you are falling off, and accidently
grab the seat and press the on button. This usually results in jet propulsion
along the road insteadof up, and causes rather severe gravel rash.

On 6 Aug 1998, Smeg Ed Jones wrote:

> Okeys, I can hop along for eternity but what I want to do is leap! Gutters and
> phone books are good for the self esteem, but lack in the “ooh ahh”
> department. Can anyone give me any hints as to how to leap for the heavens? Ta
>
> –
> Eagles may soar, but weasles aren’t sucked into jet engines.
>
> Smeg 'Ed Jones
>

To hop high, you need to bend your knees lots. This allows you to move your body
to the same height as usual, but by bending your knees, you can bring the uni
right up underneath you. Ideally, you can bunny hop with the seat out in front
of you. THis lets you get maximal lift ofth e unicycle. Just remember that when
you’re coming down, you have to cushion your landing more than usual, and
because you’ll often be straightening your legs as you come down, the unicycle
tends to slam down into the ground.

It’s important to keep good downward pressure of your feet on the pedals so they
don’t slip off.

Of course, you could always try jumping off tall buildings rather than over
them… it’s a lot easier, but more damaging to your body, mind and unicycle.

nic