NooB

Hello,

I tried looking for an FAQ, but i could only find a maintenance one not
a group one (for questions such as this…)

I used to have an old pashley uni, but i gave up and sold it (youth…)
i’m wanting to get back into it, and i’m looking at getting a uni that
is hard wearing and will get me to the train station in the morning
(3/4 mile), i also juggle so some crossover potential.

The uni that has caught my eye is the 20" Koxx Freestyle, what’s your
thoughts on this for a beginner (I’m gunna be sticking at this), Pro’s
Con’s, Alternatives???

Thank You,

Gordon

Hi Gordon, welcome to the fora.
Good to hear you’re getting back into unicycling. That makes it one more of us and one less of them.

Rather than an FAQ, you might find some info pertaining to your query by either searching for it or by checking out the Review forum.
A search on ‘20" Koxx Freestyle’ yielded these threads.

I’m afraid I can’t be of any more help as I would fall over a Koxx and not know it. I’m pretty sure you’ll have a couple of people drop in soon enough to share some opinions and suggestions.

You may want to ask a moderator to delete the second posting of this same thread.

If you’re doing freestyle based skills, and can afford the expense, the koxx freestyle is definitely one of the best freestyle unicycles you can get. Although, as a learner, you’re probably better off with something similar but not quite so ‘specialist’. Something like a Torker or a Nimbus. Since the Torkers aren’t available in the UK, I’m going to have to pass over to someone who knows more about it, but suffice to say you shouldn’t need to go for such an expensive unicycle to start with, there are cheaper options that will fulfill your needs perfectly for the forseeable future.

Loose.

Thanks to you both,

I’m a UK kinda guy myself :D…

…so the nimbus??? I’ve seen it on unicycle.uk.com but there are different varieties (II/X) what’s the difference? And for the sake of £60 would it be better, than say, getting a ‘learner’ one, then getting a ‘specialist’ one (and more aesthetically pleasing)?

^I meant would the koxx one be better than getting a ‘learner’ uni (e.g. the nimbus) then a ‘specialist’ uni

If you’ve got the cash to spend then go for it, the Koxx feels nicer, rides nicer and looks nicer. It will last longer both in terms of not wearing out or breaking, and also because your skill won’t progress past what is possible on it. The koxx is spankingly gorgeous, if you’re sure you’re going to keep up unicycling, and that you’re going to want to do just freestyle you won’t regret it.

NooB

On Mon, 7 Nov 2005 09:43:16 -0600, GILD wrote:

>You may want to ask a moderator to delete the second posting of this
>same thread.

The other post was made to the newsgroup (not the forum) using Google
Groups. That is a valid, if somewhat unusual, way of posting to the
same community. While it’s not very helpful to post both ways (since
the posts should end up at the same places), I think there’s no need
to have the other post deleted.

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Re: NooB

On 7 Nov 2005 07:18:06 -0800, “GSpot2K” <gspot2k@hotmail.com> wrote:

>The uni that has caught my eye is the 20" Koxx Freestyle, what’s your
>thoughts on this for a beginner (I’m gunna be sticking at this), Pro’s
>Con’s, Alternatives???

A disadvantage of any 20" is that it’s rather slow. For 3/4 mile to
the station it is still allrightish though. You mentioned juggling.
Would that be on your way to the station, or on a stage as a
performer? For stages, a 20" is usually the best size. Otherwise a 24"
might be an alternative, e.g. Semcycle XL 24", or Torker 24". It would
be fine for juggling while riding and it’ll take you to the station
faster - just in time to catch that train you’d missed if you’d bought
the 20".

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I did not realise that. How could you tell?

I have to agree with this. If you are not performing on a stage, a 24" unicycle would probably be better. It is slightly better for doing a longer distance than te 20" is. The 20" is slightly easier for doing tricks and such on. I guess it really depends on what you are using it for primarily.

Re: NooB

On Tue, 8 Nov 2005 00:51:20 -0600, GILD wrote:

>How could you tell?

From the header fields that get sent with every post (c.q. with the
post in question). They reveal things like the full path that the post
has travelled, the e-mail address of the sender etc. My Usenet
newsreader can be set to display the header fields, but I usually have
it set at hidden because it consumes a lot of screen real estate.

I don’t think that the unicyclist.com forum allows display of the
header fields. It does allow you, though, to spot that this post was
made by some other means than the unicyclist.com forum software. One
of the telltale signs is the “Posts: n/a” statement.

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