I would like to thank all of your for helping me in my decision process.
I finally ordered me and my daughter a couple of Unis from unicycle.com.
I bought the United 24-inch LARGE Adult Trainer for myself, and the
United 20-inch Chrome Unicycle for my 11 year old daughter.
I didn’t tell her I ordered them, so she will be quite surprised. She
really wants to learn and has been asking if I was going to buy “us” a
Uni. She even asked if I had been looking around locally and pointed out
one of the local shops that sells Unis to me from the car the other day.
Her school ends on Thursday, so when the Unis arrive I’m going to put a
big bow on hers and surprise her when she comes home from school. She
should do well as she is quite determined to do so, even though I
pointed out we could spend ‘several weeks’ falling off of them.
I also ordered a learning video, as I am primarily a visual learner. I
am fairly competent with YoYo’s but never could learn new tricks from a
Thank you again and I’ll post once we are able to mount and move around
a little bit.
Beware! It all starts with the first uni! We started with a little yellow 18" Jugglebug a year and a half ago. Now we have 16 uni’s, a club, and a whole bunch of well invested time.
It’ll be a blast! Enjoy it…especially the time you spend connecting with your daughter.
Six Unicycles later, here I am. Hoplessly devoted to this addiction.
When I have kids, This is how I plan on continuing to spend quality time with them. Who else will take them on muni rides? THey will have no choice but to spend time with me. Also, when I say, Hey, wanna have a catch, I will be referring to Club passing.
A family that Does odd things together stays together.
Congratulations on your purchace man, you will love it! I wish I had a family I could share unicycling with (i.e. a son or daughter). However, beyond the mechanics of the process, I’m not sure where to start. So for now, I unicycle alone.
Anyway, have fun on the cycles!
Re: Newbie finally buys Uni !!!
> should do well as she is quite determined to do so, even though I
> pointed out we could spend ‘several weeks’ falling off of them.
> I also ordered a learning video, as I am primarily a visual learner. I
> am fairly competent with YoYo’s but never could learn new tricks from a
I just got Jack Halpern’s Anyone Can Ride A Unicycle, a couple of dozen
pages of instructions in which he claims that kids can usually learn to
unicycle in 15-30 minutes using his 6-step method.
Dunno if it’s true or not - I don’t have two spotters and I do have a Coker
and I’m 34 and 235# and I just got it in the mail and read it this
afternoon - but it might be worth the $15.
To summarize the six steps (1-4 with 2 spotters):
- Step-over curb mount/dismount
- Curb mount, quarter revolution, dismount
- Curb mount, ride half-revolutions
- Curb mount, ride full and/or double revolutions
- Curb mount and ride with only one spotter
- Curb mount with only one spotter, ride alone
So far I’ve gotten 3 uni videos: Introduction to Unicycling, Universe, and
One Wheel - No Limit. At least for me, they’re interesting but not helpful.
And Universe, sheesh, makes me want to hide under my bed, yikes.