My newest skills since lockdown
Ok, so I started riding Sept 2017 so now I’ve been riding 3 years.
In the last 6 months, I’ve gained these skills:
- Idling left foot - that’s good on smaller unis now. Taking my right foot off and idling left foot only seems to work on my basic 20”.
- Hopping - left foot back and left hand on handle is my strongest combination. Still needs work on unis over 24” though. But I can stop and hop in circles, and side to side. To be honest, hopping was surprisingly easy and quick to pick up in comparison to idling!
- Curb drops are generally good - I could do curbs before but with a lot of fear and I’d always avoid it
- Some ability to move my foot on the pedal (I do need to think about it though)
- Much improved muni skills, but it might also be due to the uni And I think the muni skills definitely help the general riding skills!
- Some backwards ability, I did one short session a week ago and it felt surprisingly good, didn’t need to necessarily hold a railing after a short time. I think there’s a good chance I will have it nailed soon. I realise backwards is a good skill to have when playing uni hockey
- Half decent mounting of medium sized unis (27.5 and 29”) though I think shorter cranks will frustrate my mounting ability on these
- Improved uni hockey skills! But unfortunately I’m still not as fast or nimble a rider as some
What needs work:
- Mounting uphill. And I wish I could mount effortlessly/make it look easy
- Hopping on bigger unis
- I want to be able to ride and hop seat in front
- I want to be able to hop onto pallets
- I have some ability to idle right foot down, but not quite 25 in a row quality
- Why not learn to ride 1 footed
- Riding uphill! Some people are waaaayyy stronger than me at it.
- I want to do more muni / off-road Unicycling, just because I think it’s the best bang for buck for improving skills