Ok I got a Torker 20" LX for xmas. with in 15 minutes I could ride about 30 yds in a strait line. and with in an hour i could ride the 50 meters and gracefully dismount off the back. I can freemount about 30% of the time. I can hop for as long as you want me to with the seat in or out in front. and i can 180 unispin. But i really want to beable to freemount 100% of the time.
troubles i am having is when I roll back mount my foot always slips off the pedal or It is extremely difficult to pedal forwards deu to crank position. I can only static mount about 10% of the time. can anyone give me some advice? somethings that i have already figured out that help me mount easier is not grabbing the seat, and not to puth much weight on my dominant foot.
I use to pogo stick,a little bit. And the pogo spin carried over i guess. i dont know, i have not pogo’d in like 5 years, but I use to ride BMX, and flat land a little. Maybe that has something to do with it.
Yeah, that’s incredible progress! and you live in tucson too…
I think static mounts are easier to learn than the roll back mounts. think of it as a little hop forward onto the unicycle. It’s mostly just practice to learn how to put the right amount of pressure on the pedal, so I recomend that you just try it every now and then until you get it.
that is awsome…i thought i progressed fast…i mean holy french fries … a 180 unispin on the first day…i am trying 2 learn that aswell as a buch of other stuff but …i give you mad…mad props…keep on trucking…(by trucking im mean unicycling)
> troubles i am having is when I roll back mount my foot always slips off
> the pedal or It is extremely difficult to pedal forwards deu to crank
Have you tried rolling back slightly further? I sometimes have to hook the
topmost pedal back a couple of inches as I mount to get the cranks out of
the vertical position. Then I can push down with the lower foot and I’m
Also, re slipping off the pedal, have you thought about your footwear? On
my plastic pedals, I find it helps my grip a lot to wear shoes with quite
soft rubber soles (skate shoes, trainers, etc).
Sounds like you’re a natural, though, so I doubt it’ll take too much
practice to find something that works for you!
> I can only static mount about 10% of the time. can anyone
> give me some advice? somethings that i have already figured out that
> help me mount easier is not grabbing the seat, and not to puth much
> weight on my dominant foot.
> please help. any other tips are welcome aswell.
> Thanx Tommy
Thank you guys very much for the comments I really did not think that i was progressing that fast but ok. I just busted my shin pretty good:p I think i will put my Primo meat tenderizers on from my S&M Holmes (dirt jumping bike) or maybe some DK platforms? maybe that will help out with the freemount problem. oh yeah i didn’t learn the 180 spins till today. Yeah i would probably think i was progressing fast if i learned them on the first day!
for me when i free mount or whatever i take the pedel that i mount with and bring it cloe to me alomost a half then when i mount it ususally keeps the uni in the same place. sorry if its confusing im not too good at explaining stuff
I agree with spudman…and particularly with his comment “a little hop forward” onto the unicycle. Most people I’ve seen learning a static mount spring up too vertically and don’t give themselves enough momentum to go forward after the little hop forward. I try to imagine the wheel “locked” in place by my back foot, then push up with plenty of forward motion with the foot that is on the ground, that way the “floor” foot (which becomes the forward foot as soon as it hits the pedal) has a nice solid non-moving target to land on and ride away with. Talk about long-winded…sorry!