I’ve been looking all over the web and newsgroup about impossible wheels and have a question about mounts. So far I’ve read that people will use handrails, tow-ers, ski poles, and running jump mounts.
The most obvious kind of mount seems to be missing- placing one foot on a pedal, pushing off with the other foot, and quickly placing the pushing foot on the pedal. I would guess that this mount is being omitted deliberately- I’m having trouble believing that using this mount has never occurred to anyone trying one of these wheels, so I’m wondering if that mount’s much worse than all the aforementioned mounts?
mounting a B.C. wheel, the easiest way is to roll it, and jump on. I have done it the way you were talking about, but it’s very hard to do. Another way is to mount into hand wheel walk, but that’s also very hard.
All of the above, save for the running jump mount, are most likely achieved using a mount similar to what you described. I hold the top of the wheel with one hand while putting the second foot on, then give the wheel a bunch of pushes to get it going. On a small stage, there is sometimes only room for that type of method.
I prefer calling it a B.C. Wheel since it’s not impossible.
Actual impossible wheels are just bike wheels with stunt pegs tightened onto them. i have a couple of them, the easyiest is the 20". The way i got onto it is by rolling the impossible wheel by the stunt pegs in a striaght line but not that fast and kinda just jump on with both feet at same time, the reason why is so the 1 foot doesnt push it as fast as it can go down the road
There is a movie on unicyclist.com of jeff and Kev doing the Bc, Keep a eye out for it