# ofww - braking foot?

Could someone please describe the action of the braking foot in
one-foot-wheel-walking?

Is it a constant pressure? If not how much do you vary it?

nycjoe

Nycjoe@aol.com writes:
>Could someone please describe the action of the braking foot in
>one-foot-wheel-walking?
>
>Is it a constant pressure? If not how much do you vary it?
By ‘braking foot’ I guess you mean the one propelling (and braking) your
motion. That foot pushes the wheel more than is true in 2-foot ww. That is
to say, in 2-foot, you take strides in such a way that there is little
time when the wheel doesn’t have at least one foot on it. In 1-foot, you
have to glide (or is it coast?) for a bit bw each stride. So I push off,
then return the pushing foot to where it started. But on the return, I
don’t let the foot go too far from the wheel; there is often a bit of
contact (friction) on the return in order to keep things in check.

When the pushing foot returns, it often stays put for a fraction of a sec,
and in those cases, it’s resting both on the crown and on the tire.

David Co-founder, Unatics of NY

Actually, I thought that the non-pushing foot which is resting on the
crown acts as a constant, low-friction brake to keep the wheel from flying
out from under you. Maybe I made it up

Joe

In a message dated 1/18/02 11:41:59 AM Eastern Standard Time,
dstone@packer.edu writes:

> >Could someone please describe the action of the braking foot in
> >one-foot-wheel-walking?
> >
> >Is it a constant pressure? If not how much do you vary it?
> By ‘braking foot’ I guess you mean the one propelling (and braking)
> your motion. That foot pushes the wheel more than is true in 2-foot ww.
> That is to say, in 2-foot, you take strides in such a way that there is
> little time when the wheel doesn’t have at least one foot on it. In
> 1-foot, you have to glide (or is it coast?) for a bit bw each stride.
> So I push off, then return the pushing foot to where it started. But on
> the return, I don’t let the foot go too far from the wheel; there is
> often a bit of contact (friction) on the return in order to keep things
> in check.
>
> When the pushing foot returns, it often stays put for a fraction of
> a sec, and in those cases, it’s resting both on the crown and on
> the tire.
>
> David Co-founder, Unatics of NY

Nycjoe@aol.com writes:
>Actually, I thought that the non-pushing foot which is resting on the
>crown acts as a constant, low-friction brake to keep the wheel from
>flying out from under you. Maybe I made it up
I don’t use that foot at all – it just stays put on the crown.

David

>
>> >Could someone please describe the action of the braking foot in
>> >one-foot-wheel-walking?
>> >
>> >Is it a constant pressure? If not how much do you vary it?
>> By ‘braking foot’ I guess you mean the one propelling (and braking)
>your
>> motion. That foot pushes the wheel more than is true in 2-foot ww.
>That is
>> to say, in 2-foot, you take strides in such a way that there is little
>> time when the wheel doesn’t have at least one foot on it. In 1-foot,
>you
>> have to glide (or is it coast?) for a bit bw each stride. So I push
>off,
>> then return the pushing foot to where it started. But on the return, I
>> don’t let the foot go too far from the wheel; there is often a bit of
>> contact (friction) on the return in order to keep things in check.
>>
>> When the pushing foot returns, it often stays put for a fraction of a
>sec,
>> and in those cases, it’s resting both on the crown and on the tire.

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@ Central Park Bandshell
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> Actually, I thought that the non-pushing foot which is resting on the
> crown acts as a constant, low-friction brake to keep the wheel from
> flying out from under you. Maybe I made it up

I have to jump in here with a technical response. If you are really
doing wheel walk one foot (as defined in the IUF Standard Skill List), the
non-pushing foot is not allowed to contact the wheel, cranks, or pedals in
any way. The list does not specify how much gliding or “dragging on the
tire” can be done with the pushing foot.

As a judge, since gliding is a harder skill than ww 1 foot, I don’t mind a
little bit. But if the person is gliding beyond 1/2 revolution of the
wheel or so, I would consider it a violation of the skill definition. As a
Difficulty judge I would give the rider a zero for that.

More usefully, when learning to ww 1 foot, it helps to be able to drag
your foot on the tire a little, as David described. This not only
increases your range of control while learning the skill, it also puts you
on the path to learning gliding!

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com
www.unicycling.com

“455 newsgroup messages in a year is only 1.24 per day…” - John Foss,
trying to explain to his wife

john_foss@asinet.com writes:

Nope. That’s just what I wanted

Could you, or anyone, clarify level 7 hoptwist also? I read the IUF
rulebook, but I’m confused. Do I do 3 consecutive hops or just one? If
three consecutive hops, do the hops need to be R - L - R (or L - R - L),
or could they be L- L - L, for example?

Thanks!

Joe

> Could you, or anyone, clarify level 7 hoptwist also? I read the IUF
> rulebook, but I’m confused. Do I do 3 consecutive hops or just one? If
> three consecutive hops, do the hops need to be R - L - R (or

> L - R - L), or could they be L- L - L, for example?

A hoptwist is a single hop. Your goal is to get the necessary amount
of rotation.

I note that in the front matter of the Standard Skill List it says this:
“HOPPING FIGURES: In hopping figures, a minimum of 5 consecutive hops must
be executed.”

I can see how that can be confused with hoptwist, and a correction should
be in order to make it more clear.

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com
www.unicycling.com

“455 newsgroup messages in a year is only 1.24 per day…” - John Foss,
trying to explain to his wife

More than 1/2 revolution of gliding during ww one-foot is acceptable. WW one-foot has a lot of gliding in it and as long as the wheel is being propelled by the one foot on the wheel, then it is ww one foot.

On Fri, 18 Jan 2002 13:16:20 -0800, John Foss
<john_foss@asinet.com> wrote:

>I can see how that can be confused with hoptwist, and a correction should
>be in order to make it more clear.
If corrections/clarifications can be made, I would like to suggest a
rewording for the infamous level 2 requirement which involves a 10x10 cm
object as follows:

“Traverse (e.g., ride, hop or jump over) a rigid beam of 10 x 10 cm
cross section.”

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