Hello, I’m Josh and I’m new to unicycling. I want to get into freestyle unicycling, so I ended up looking around and reading a bunch of reviews before settling on the Nimbus II with 125 mm crank arms. I’m just getting started and I can barely ride unassisted (sometimes) and I was wondering if anyone had any extremely helpful tips/tricks to learning. It’s almost been 3 weeks since I got my unicycle and I’ve seen some minor gains, but I plan to hit it hard this weekend.
Any help is super appreciated! Thanks in advance.
I’m in the same boat as you, having just started to learn.
I also have the Nimbus II but with 114mm cranks which should make it a bit harder to control?
I was given some very useful links to the learning videos of MONOCYLISM (Geoff), who I am sure will not mind my giving them to you.
I found them to be extremely useful.
Hour 1 https://vimeo.com/2749648
Hour 2 https://vimeo.com/2749676
Hour 3 https://vimeo.com/2749693
Hour 4 https://vimeo.com/2749755
Hour 5 https://vimeo.com/2749791
Hour 6 https://vimeo.com/2749823
Best of luck.
Doh, no flash player on iPad. Darn, I hadn’t seen these yet. I’ve watched about every video on YouTube though. It helps, OP!
I found riding in the hallway of my house has worked so far. I have pads shipping right now, so I hope week 2 of learning can be outside on the driveway.
My best advice so far, that I notice impacts my riding the most, is thinking about my seat. No really! When I think about my hands or my feet, I fall. If I think about my butt in the seat and just ride out, I can.
I kind-of had a mini-breakthrough today. I rode a lot further than I’ve ridden before, and I did it pretty consistently. I’m going to watch the videos you’ve provided (thanks!) and hopefully I’ll get even better! I might probably need to order some pads soon, but for now I’ll just try being cautious and letting the unicycle take the fall.
Welcome to unicycling, I first learned a lot of the freestyle tricks on a nimbus II with 125 cranks. It’s a good uni I’ve done up to 4 foot drops with it without bending the rim(though I wouldn’t recommend it), play unicycle basketball with it nearly every week and clear stair sets on it etc. When I was first interested in doing tricks I found these great Tutorials ( This is the link to freestyle since that’s what you seem most interested in, but there is also street and other things)
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/The_Unicyclopedia/Freestyle The video links from here http://www.unicyclist.org/cont/archive.cfm are very helpful, documenting a large assortment of freestyle and other tricks. Unicycling may be difficult at first, but most good things are.