kangaroo

Does anyone here have experience riding a Kangaroo (I think that’s the proper
term – I’m talking about a unicycle modified such that both pedals are in the
same position, and not 180 degrees apart)

I just mastered riding one-footed, and once I master the transition from
one-foot idle to one-foot forward, I was going to try the kangaroo. Is it
something that can help me teach to ride one-footed with the other foot, or
should I know how to ride one-footed with either before trying a kangaroo?

Also, any comments on the damage done to the hub or crank arms by removing and
re-attaching the crank arms frequently?

jeff lutkus


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Re: kangaroo

I converted my 24" semcycle deluxe to a kangaroo. it’s too much work IMO to
change it back & forth. If you have a uni you don’t ride much then it’s worth
just leaving it if you think you want to ride often.

Definitely one-footed & idling help. After one revolution you’re on the way. Pay
attention cause once I was doing a show & wasn’t paying attention. Suddently I
was flat on my face. If you want a challenge, there’s always off-centered
kangaroo in which the hub is not centered. I’ve been on 2 & they’re way cool.
There’s also a giraffe kangaroo that I haven’t had the opportunity to break my
neck on yet.

Uni-versally yours, Unicycle Lady http://users.aol.com/unilady/

In a message dated 10/25/0 7:32:51 PM, you wrote:

>Does anyone here have experience riding a Kangaroo (I think that’s the proper
>term – I’m talking about a unicycle modified such that both pedals are in the
>same position, and not 180 degrees apart)
>
>I just mastered riding one-footed, and once I master the transition from
>one-foot idle to one-foot forward, I was going to try the kangaroo. Is it
>something that can help me teach to ride one-footed with the other foot, or
>should I know how to ride one-footed with either before trying a kangaroo?
>
>Also, any comments on the damage done to the hub or crank arms by removing and
>re-attaching the crank arms frequently?
>
>jeff lutkus

Re: kangaroo

Hi Jeff, there are certainly better riders, but here’s my opinion. Jeff
Lutkus wrote:

> Does anyone here have experience riding a Kangaroo (I think that’s the proper
> term – I’m talking about a unicycle modified such that both pedals are in the
> same position, and not 180 degrees apart)
>

Yes, but so far I’ve only ridden eccentric kangaroos. I’m not sure if it’s
easier to ride (I think it depends on the eccentricity) but it’s more fun
definitely.

>
> something that can help me teach to ride one-footed with the other foot, or
> should I know how to ride one-footed with either before trying a kangaroo?
>

I would learn one-footed with your weak foot first before trying a kangaroo.
I guess that helps you ride it “symmetrically”, with equal weight on the
pedals. Chris