Could we get a list going of some of the good dismounts people have seen or can do?
I know many people practise the mounts so they can go up levels, but nobody really ever talks about dismounts. I'm betting there are some really cool dismounts just like there are some cool mounts (720 side spin mount).
Or do good dismounts even exist? Is the reason that nobody talks about them because they aren't there?
ps. I can’t do a 720 side spin mount but it WOULD be pretty cool!
> Or do good dismounts even exist? Is the reason that nobody talks
> about them because they aren’t there?
The only thing I’ve noticed about dismounts so far is that dismounting by
landing in front of the unicycle (and reaching back to catch the seat) is a
lot more natural and smooth for me than dismounting with the uni in front.
The only reason I did notice that is because level one specifically says to
dismount with the uni in front of you.
You should definitely learn to dismount (gracefully)with the uni in front. It looks so much more planned than forward dismount. The trick is being able to balance for a second, fall slightly backwards, then step off.
Ideas for trick dismounts:
side dismount ( just reverse the side mount)
jump dismount(reverse the suicide mount)
acrobatic dismount (fall forward, land on your hands push-up style, stand on your head, then arch backward onto your feet. )
somersault dismount (fall forward and roll)
These are just ideas. No way could I do any of these…yet. Is there anyone out there who could do something like this?
I’m getting pretty good at the backward somersault dismount:
– Ride backwards
– Catch bump in terrain with tire
– Fall backwards off uni
– Catch bump in terrain with feet
– Commence backwards roll over left or right shoulder.
– Come to stop gracefully
– Stand up
– Pick up uni
I just have to work on the planning part of it and I’m ready to test!
one nice sunny day along time ago (i am better now at riding) i was riding out front of my house when this little dog came along and wouldnt stop barking…i had a solution…chase it. while chasing it along the road i hit a bump and went flying forward. i had to do a roll to avoid serious injury and i ended up with gravel rash all down my back. that would have to be the most amusing dismount ever happened for me.
On Fri, 26 Apr 2002 04:37:36 GMT, Matt Greer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>The only thing I’ve noticed about dismounts so far is that dismounting by
>landing in front of the unicycle (and reaching back to catch the seat) is a
>lot more natural and smooth for me than dismounting with the uni in front.
>The only reason I did notice that is because level one specifically says to
>dismount with the uni in front of you.
Same here. My standard planned dismount is indeed in front of the uni.
For level one I had to make a conscious effort to “trick” myself:
pedal slowly almost to a standstill, then fiercely push the forward
pedal. Fortunately it was judged to be “graceful” (which is another
requirement for level 1).
“To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked automagically from a database:”
“errorist, beanpole, SNT”
Um, not good: shot girlfriend, shot garage door, shot minivan, shot tree,
breakfalls, side roll, scared husky bad enough to make her cry and run to
the front door, rode face-first into garage door (well, it’s a Coker, so the
tire hit the garage door a fraction of a second before my hands and face
did) followed by breakfall.
So far if I dismount forward, planned or unplanned, every is copasetic for
me, though someone/thing behind me might get shot. I assume once I can ride
this thing with some speed that’ll change.
If I hadn’t practiced rolls and breakfalls for a couple of years at the
Midwest Aikido Center (thanks, Tohei-sensei) I’d be one hurting unit.
When I commute to school, I always try to work the dismount so that I come off the uni with my foot landing on the first step of the steps up to the door. The goal is to make it all one fluid motion from riding to running up the stairs. I catch the uni behind and sort of swing it around into a natural carrying position as I am running up the stairs. Oh, and it doesn’t count if you have the help of the uni hitting the stair and falling foward onto the step. This takes a little timing if your wheel is big.
I call this the “I’m on FIRE!” dismount. When you’re on fire you’re suppose to stop, drop and roll. Here’s how I usually use the FIRE dismount. I roll up to something like a picnic table or bench. I hop up onto the table or bench via a crank grab. I STOP and try to catch my balance before I DROP down off the opposite side of the bench or table, causing me to ROLL over the side and down the ground a bit.
> I used to know someone who could do a somersault off a
> unicycle, but who couldn’t actually ride one at all.
“It’s as easy as falling off a unicycle!” he said.
I’m working on juggling 23 balls. I can do it, but I’m still working on most
of the catches…
Here’s a real stupid one I did a few times with a friend. It was Mark
Schaefer of the Redford club, who practiced racing with me in the early
days. We rode in some parades together, where we worked out a crowd-pleaser
called the Head-on Collision Dismount. Here’s how you do it:
Two unicyclists ride toward each other real fast.
At the last second, rider A (Mark, the gullibile one) dismounts forward
into a crouching position, down on one knee with his head down.
One of his hands holds the unicycle seat behind him, making sure the
unicycle lays down and doesn’t roll all over the place. The other hand is
held out in front of him, straight-armed, ready to “catch” the other
Rider B (me, the slightly smarter one) keeps zooming toward rider A,
hoping he gets into position in time.
The Rider B unicycle stops when Rider A’s hand grabs onto the seat post.
Rider B hopes Rider A has grabbed the post with his hand, so it doesn’t get
stopped by his head (which happened occasionally in practice).
Rider B does a leap-frog over Rider A, to land on his feet, or do a roll
and then come up on his feet (but missing the unicycle of Rider A).
Aspirin or ice pack for Rider A.
Yes, we really did this. If I had a video clip it would be on ‘Things not to
a couple weeks ago, i was looking for a good place to practice drops, and all the curbs around here had cars parked by them (there was a boat show going on so everyone and their dog was out). i found a place in my back yard, where the patio ends and there’s a bit of a path. the patio (which is really just a slab of cement) was a bit higher than the average curb, but i figured it would be good practice for those larger suckas in my neighbourhood. anyway, i so i would ride up to it, drop off, and continue. i wasn’t all that happy with it, because i’d have to balance for a fairly long time once i landed it, and it wouldn’t work if i was in a hurry. so i started practicing going faster and faster, giving myself less time for correction and stuff. but, one time i went a little too far, and when i landed the uni bounced me off. so i started running, to keep my feet under me, and tripped over a hose, and landed face first into my sister’s kiddie pool. LOL! so i rolled over and layed in the pool laughing for about 5 minutes. then proceeded to ride the uni soaking wet until i was dry again. but at least i can confidently do drops now!
Does this count as level 11? One rider gets to be on top, while the other get F*****? When the under-rider doesn’t care to take a pounding, they can always claim a head-ache. I would also pay to A) watch this, or B) be rider B)…