Ride on narrow surfaces (ledges, rims of fountains or planters, curbs, etc).
Ride down stairs - best to start with wide stairs, with the individual steps
being shallow and long, take the stairs at an oblique angle so that you are not
propelled forward as you come off each step - later, you may want to try riding
straight down normal-shaped steps…
Hopping up stairs (idle/hover parallel to the steps, and hop up sideways, one
at a time)
Rotate either direction while hopping.
Crush coke cans by hopping. Try to do several in a row, hopping from one
to the next.
Juggling (there are many possibilities here - anything you can do with juggling,
you can try on a uni - except maybe picking up clubs with your feet!)
Hills - up or down. Short, steep hills can be a challenge to climb - see if
you can get up enough speed to power to the top before losing momentum and
Snow! Snow and Hills! (never tried these, but have heard stories…)
Uni basketball - especially fun with a giraffe on each team.
Uni diving - not particularly difficult, but…ride off the end of a diving
board on a unicycle. Might not want to do this on your best uni.
Uni jousting - use boffers (PVC pipe covered in foam pipe insulation covered in
duct tape; talk to someone who knows how to build these beore trying!) or just
plain foam pipe insulation. The latter is much safer…
Uni jousting, version 2. AKA Uni demolition, or simply, “bins” - each unic gets
a two-wheeled trash bin (you know, the circular or square trash cans with the
flip-up lids, that you can push like a refrigerator dolly) and pushes it around
in front of him/her, ramming into the other from any direction, trying to get
the other to fall off. You can get hurt doing this, even without an opponent!
Uni jousting, version 3. AKA Tank Bins, or Armored Pike Bins. Much like regular
bins, except now each bin has an occupant wielding a boffer staff or spear,
which is stuck horizontally out betweeen the lip of the can and the lid, leaving
a very small slot. The occupant tends to be blind, and must rely on instructions
from his/her unic to know where to swing the staff.
“Pinwheels”, as described by Jeff Allen, et al. Jeff, I think that on last
year’s Subway run, we had seven going 'round. Andy Lange was in the center
position, on his uni.
Has anyone seen a “Super Trick Cycle”? It’s basically two unicycles mounted on a
single frame so that they both pivot. One has handlebars instead of a seat. You
can do a lot of dumb things on them, and at HMC this has earned it the epithet
“Stupid Trick Cycle”. I wonder what it would be like to replace the handlebars
with a second seat, thus making a “tandem uni”? Yikes!
Well, that’s all I can think of at the moment - I have by no means done (or even
attempted) every single one of these, but have seen them done. I will definitely
start trying things as I get good enough (except maybe riding straight down
normal-sized steps - this can be hard on the crank, and on your body (especially
if the crank fails suddenly!)). Enjoy!