Hope you enjoy this latest installment! I thought I could do better this time so I pretty much pulled out all my stops today! I landed totally new stuff I was too afraid to try, or had just given up on before. But you all had such nice, supportive comments on my last vid I wanted to do even better this time!
In this video are some total firsts for me, including my first ever unispin! Also an appearnance by a special friend after the credits! (I know it’s total “cake” to most of you, for me there must’ve been bananas in it cause I sure slipped alot!:p)
Haha! That’s never gonna happen! But thanks for makin’ this old man feel like I’m at least doin’ ok! Wow this is the first time I checked the forums and see that there’s more people viewing JC than RCU! And there’s only about 32 in this forum right now! hmmm, everybody else must be out riding or something!
Yeah I’ve watched that several times since you initially posted it, and it really helped! Of course I can’t come close to what you can do, (I’m also on a Muni!) but the way I look at it, at least right now, is that even though I didn’t get the height I wanted, at least I cleared the 5 set. And from looking at the slomo, I’ll bet I could do a sixer, but I’m not gonna rush things! I definitley will try for more hop height while going for distance as well. Thanks!
What a fantastic video. You’re a rock climber on a gentle learning curve, you’re improving so swiftly. Thanks for posting your results with a fresh (for us) flavor in music and presentation. You go out, you mess up, you get banged up, you keep on going and trying new stuff, and then you land it. It’s a real treat for me to watch. I liked the mimic of the patented Dan Heaton frame spin. I’ll bet you wish you could get on that table the way Dan did. I know I wish I could. Keep up the good work and next time, who knows, maybe it will be a nickel.
I’m a little confused…(of course that could just be my old age! :p) but I thought if you are “rolling” off of a drop that meant that you continue to pedal as you go off the drop. In the video, I launch off the stairset with my pedals horizontal, pushing off and keeping them stationary as I drop, then resume pedalling out of it when I land. So I did hop off, but I didn’t get much height. Rolling hops look to me as: UP, out & Down, or mostly just OUT and down, which is what I did.
I think there are two reasons why I did this; first is that I’m already about 3-4 feet above the ground (if you take the stairs away!) and I don’t really want to go higher if I don’t have to, and for some reason my free hand (right) is down just as I launch, instead of throwing it up high to help me hop up higher as I jump. I have to work on that. In the first “geezer” video I did hop UP higher off that 4 set, but that’s because I was lower to the ground to start with, so maybe I wasn’t so afraid of hopping higher.
But you’re all helping me so much with your tips and advice and I really appreciate it!