Jumps off curbs...

Hi guys. Just came in from a good ride, or was it?
Now i can ride off of a curb:D. BUT here’s my problem:
I CANNOT get as high as i want or go as far as i want while i’m still in the air. Any tips?

just do a rolling hop off it, you’ll get better with practice, or if you want more air just hit bigger drops

Keep praticing. It helps me to raise my free hand high into the air when I hop. Don’t know why, but it works for me. Good luck.

Start small, then work your way up. You’ll eventually be able to air as big as you want, but you’ll have to get there slowly… it took me three months of practice to be able to rolling hop onto a bench, and I still have a ways to go to get where I want to be…

You’ve made good progress with riding off a curb. Stick with that and use that as your “measuring stick” of progress. Try hitting the curb faster. See if you can clear both the curb and the gutter… try taking off from the curb with your pedals in different orientations (i.e. chocolate foot down, or at 3 o’clock, or try your opposite foot down) and see what works best.

Once you find a pedal orientation that works (for me, it’s with my chocolate foot at about 4 or 5 o’clock), find out how to hit that orientation repeatedly… ride at the curb at an angle then turn and jump when the pedals are just right. Once you’ve got this dialed in you don’t have to worry about it anymore. After a few months of practice you won’t even think about it… you’ll just “feel” when the pedals are lined up.

Also work on lifting the unicycle when you hop… bend your knees, lift your legs. Once you’ve got the lift down try tucking your body to get even more lift. Try and get your knees up to your chest (even if you don’t, it’s what you want to think about when jumping). Once you’re clearing the curb and gutter, try it backwards… try airing onto the curb. Then find a small one or two stair set and go from there.

Good luck! Let us know how you progress…

I must’ve missed something here…what the heck is “chocolate foot?” :thinking: :thinking:

a foot made of chocolate…duh!

I think its your dominant foot.

its sometimes called your sweet foot, its when your feet are in the correct position for hopping.

anyway, how good are you at doing rolling hops on flat? maybe you should work on those, and getting them under control really well, and try to go higher…then do it off curbs.