Re: More skill level questions
>Julian Orbach (email@example.com) writes:
>>Also, where in Australia can I be qualified? (In December, I will be "passing
>>through" Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne and perhaps Sydney)
Ken Fuchs writes:
>Basicly, your question asks where in Australia is there a qualified examinator
>and when does (or could) he administer some IUF skill levels tests?
>I’m not aware of any examinators in Australia, although it should be relatively
>easy to authorize one. (A qualified candidate could be authorized to do the IUF
>Achievement Skill Levels by any IUF officer,
>i.e. IUF President John Foss.) Otherwise, I understand that Jan Layne has been
> authorized by the USA to test riders via video tape. I’m sure she would
> test riders outside the US. They should sent her an unedited VHS tape of
> all levels to be tested with the elapsed time displayed in a corner.
>The Achievement Skill Levels document says an examinator may be "authorized by
>the IUF, the USA or by a connected organization". A connected organization must
>have an official affiliation with either the USA or IUF. For example, many
>unicycling clubs in the US, have an official affiliation with the USA, which
>allows them to authorize their own examinators. Other national unicycling
>organizations with an official affiliation with the IUF, can authorize their
>own examinators as well.
What this all boils down to is the fact that Australia needs to have a national
unicycling organization. Would you like to form one? Then the rest would be
easy! We have some few unicycling contacts around the country, but I don’t know
where clubs may be, though they probably exist.
Without a national unicycling organization, and especially if you don’t have
other unicyclists around, it’s less important that an actual “Official
Examinator” (I think “examiner” would be the approprite word) test you. You can
test yourself, and live by your own honesty.
For USA members (of which you are welcome to be one), the membership
registration form asks riders their skill level. There is no way to determine if
people are being truthful here, but statistics are kept just the same. Former
USA VP Constance Cotter kept a separate list of riders who had passed levels in
front of an official person, which she does at the National Unicycle Meets.
Your third solution is to come to a USA convention, or to a UNICON, or better
yet to host a UNICON in Australia. I for one would love to go there, but not
without some kind of unicycling event!
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John Foss, President International Unicycling Federation firstname.lastname@example.org