Im 16 years old.
last sunday I was at my friends house and I decided to get it out of his shed. that day i practiced for 45 minutes and couldnt go anywhere. The next day i could go down his driveway after about 30 minutes. Later that day about 50-60 feet. Today about 400 feet and can almost self mount.
What should i do after i can self mount every time? Go off of curbs? any suggestions welcome!
Im 16 years old.
Here are the skill levels, they left out one of them though.
I call it skill level .25
You need to come up with some wisecracks for when people see u riding and ask " wheres your other wheel" For example :
If a fat guy says it , just tell em “around your waist”
Anyway heres the link to the official skill levels
Re: New to Unicycling
Welcome to the Wonderful World of Unicycling!
On Wed, 25 Feb 2004 21:54:51 -0600, gpickett00 wrote:
>What should i do after i can self mount every time? Go off of
>curbs? any suggestions welcome!
Grokthezeppelin pointed at the skill levels. The first few levels are
really useful for every style of unicycling. After that, they are more
like a purpose in themselves which you may or may not enjoy. As to
styles: trials might appeal to you, seeing your age. MUni is
appreciated by many. Freestyle by quite a few. Read this forum for
some time and you well get lots of ideas.
Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict
“Heck, even my toes were aching from trying to grip the soles of my shoes! - Tommy Thompson”
See how far you can go without any UPD’s. Unplanned dismounts. Can you go up and down the street? Around the block?
I can’t remember learning to ride off a curb… was along time ago. I think I remember it being very intimidating. Very scary. A curb is a long drop. :S
i dont like that much myself but u dont have to be quite so nasty about it!?!
hi gpickett00, good to have u
did u just find a uni in your friend’s shed and decided to ride?
Aftrer you have your distance okay i would work on turning really fast sharp and the like. After that i’d worry about drops and stuff.
Yes, I can go down the block about 1/3 of the time. I knew my friend had a unicycle for a while, but i just decided to try it. Its not that good, but good enough. 20 inches. What is a good unicycle to get for a level 0, 1, or 2? I saw a 24 inch SUN on ebay for 47 dollars buy it now, and 18 bucks shipping.
The advise I got from the forum a few weeks ago pointed me to a Torker 24". I got a new one shipped to me for a bit under $70 I think. I’m pretty happy with it as learner. I’m sure I’ll tear it up and drop it enough as I learn. If I still like the hobby, I’ll just get a better uni then. But until I get my skills up, then guy works just fine.
I would recommend a Torker LX 10". $96 on www.unicycle.com It is a very good unicycle for its price range. It cant survive several foot drops but its good. The saddle is basically a Miyata saddle and very nice.
Just curious; why a 10"
my bad. 20". anything smaller than 20" is for kids or clowning. I have no use for them.
Originally posted by Rayden
I would recommend a Torker LX 10".
I’m guessing that Rayden probably means a Torker LX 20". I got the 2003 version for Christmas, and really like it a lot. It has hit the ground quite a few times with no ill effects. This Uni comes highly recommended by a lot of other unicyclist for quality and price. For $96.00, it truely is a bargain.
If Torker made a 10" Uni, I would purchase it for my 5 year old.
Re: New to Unicycling
gpickett00 <gpickett00@NoEmail.Message.Poster.at.Unicyclist.com> writes:
> Yes, I can go down the block about 1/3 of the time. I knew my friend had
> a unicycle for a while, but i just decided to try it. Its not that good,
> but good enough. 20 inches. What is a good unicycle to get for a level
> 0, 1, or 2? I saw a 24 inch SUN on ebay for 47 dollars buy it now, and
> 18 bucks shipping.
This morning I peeled the “SUN” stickers off my erstwhile Sun
unicycle. After 5 months, there’'s not much left of it - the only
original parts are the frame, seatpost, innertube and valve cap. I
broke the pedals, rim and hub. Upgrading the tire made such a
difference that I’d recommend it to anyone with the uni, though the
upgraded seat and cranks were less necessary.
I’m not complaining. I enjoy breaking things and then fixing them
with better parts.
Anyway, you get what you pay for when buying these cheap unicycles.
You might be luckier than me and keep the Sun intact long enough to
master level 2 skills. Otherwise, browse the archives and you’ll find
lots of recommendations for better machines.
Either way, have fun!