I think that trick borders the impossible, but if you can pull it off then I would really like to see it.
i think you would need to jump the uni the sorta relese it then kick it
You might be able to grip the wheel with your legs, jump (pivoting the uni around the seat which is on the ground), then release the wheel giving the top of the wheel a kick sideways. This might work perfectly or just hurt . I might give it ago on the weekend. Wish me luck cause i can’t even unispin :o
jerrick thats a sweet idea…it must be possible…you have to do it.
Has this ever been done?
The seats on the ground, either in front or behind, and you jump up (like in Jerrick’s trick) and get the seat from behind to in front, or in front to behind, while still balancing on the cranks
Does that make sense? Is it even possible?
To continue wth the skateboard analogies, it’d be like ollieing, and then flipping the board in a vertical 180
From a physics point of view, I can easily imagine this being possible. You need to somehow add a huge amount of rotational velocity to the wheel in the sideways direction, and one way to do that is to stand on 1 crank and place the other foot on the top of the tyre (or hook it under the rim to help you hop). Do a little hop, then kick the tyre sideways, tucking up to avoid the other side of the wheel, then land on both cranks as they come back around.
Don’t get me wrong, this trick is doable, but it will be incredibly hard to pull off.
You want to try and make a diagram for my “trick”?
I just got out of the shower, and while i was in there, i was thinking, seeing how ill be standing on the cranks, i can put my front part of my shoe somewhat under the pedal, while the heel of that one foot will still be on crank.
So when i jump, i just kick up with that part hopefully rotating the uni =p
And now i gotta get my stuff ready for school, cya later, ill tell how i progress on this trick when i get home =p
EDIT: we just got about 2-inches of snow on the ground, today is gonna be interesting lol, and from looking at that diagram of the guy hitting the tire to spin, im gonna try that, but keep half my foot on the crank, half under the pedal, so i can kick the tire with one foot, while flipping the uni up with the other.
No. Its been done, its in a koxx 1 vid
Oh ok nvm…thanks
ive sceen that trick somewhere recently cant rememebr where though
its done in this koxx 1 vid… Koxx One trip :Europeen Championship 2005
not the kick flip one, the jump over the seat one…
Alrighty then the link… well its not so much a link as an instruction on where to find it, its on the new Koxx vid released. its 5 mins in
did some one not do that seat one on that video posted about the international trials or somthing??
im sure i saw it in that
Peter Holmgren, one of the pioneers of gliding, coasting and seat drag, was practicing this trick in 1983. He said he’d broken a few seats trying to do it, and had not yet been successful when he was showing me a few attempts (in the snow) in November of that year. Don’t know if he ever got it.
Yes, severe saddle damage would be possible with incomplete jumps. Hint: lower the seat as much as possible, then gradually work it back up as you get the trick down.
Peter Holmgren (of Sweden) on that day in November:
The original trick proposed in this thread sounds doable, but at high risk. It doesn’t sound like the kind of trick that can be done with a real solid percentage of success. A unicycle won’t kickflip nearly as easily as a skateboard!
I found that out today =p
While practicing for the 30-mins i was able to ride at school, i was able to get it to spin about 90degrees, and almost 180, i tried some of the ways ppl mentioned on here, but none of them worked extremely well, or im just not good enough at using the technique yet, but in about an hour ill be back out with no time limit practicing it =p
ARGH!!! it feels like im getting no where with this trick lol, if anyone else wants to try to get this down, be my guest =p