pallets are a really bad way to judge skill levels because they are different sizes.
just stick w/ the inches/cm
or better yet, the biggest thing the person can jump OVER. Actually, that is how skill at big street should be judged.
I like it, but ive never seen anyone getting 10 pallets, at least not yet. lol
Only thing I dont like is that pallets differ in height. I have pallets that are painted blue, and are pretty heavy duty, and if I stack just about 6 of those up, and compare them to a regular 6-stack of pallets, and the blue pallets are about 5 inches taller.
I dont think i should complain but if you follow that then I’m expert…and Im not so I think the Expert level should be the next one and the one you have as “Expert” should be inter or something like this:
Trials is so much deeper than stacks of pallets and big hops, why must people reduce it to that? I’ve never seen a trials course where the most interesting lines were the ones that were at the limit of how high I could hop (not amazing… 90-95cm). Think about this for a bit. If you base trials lines off of hop height, a hard trials line is going to put you 6+ feet off of the ground within 2-4 moves. That’s not fun, it’s just dangerous.
Furthermore, you’d need an amazing turnout to even bother with a 40+" “pro” class. It’s a rare trials ride where there’s more than one person in the group who can ride like that. At the CMW 2005, the best riders on the course were jumping 3’ and less, and there were still very few of them.
Timbob, I’m in school right now on the east coast, but come summer, we should ride. I haven’t met any decent trials unicyclists in the (inner) Bay Area since Mike Middleton, so I’d be interested in riding with you. E-mail me in late May if you want to ride. onewheeler ((aat)) gmail ((dott) com
Im not actually that good :[ but i would like to ride sometime. By may I should have most tables down(hopefully) . There are three really good trials riders here who could give you a challenge. Oh and I wasnt doing that pro thing for a comp just for people who can hop that hight to feel better about themselves:p
You’ll learn pretty quickly that by the time you can hop 30+", hop height stops being a big deal and you won’t get as much self satisfaction from being able to do it.
I’m aware of Justin and a few others in the outer Bay Area who are pretty good. I’m not out to compete, so I don’t really care about whether the person is better than me int hat regard. What I care about is whether the person sees interesting lines that are around my skill level. Riding with people much better than me just means I don’t end up riding, and riding with people much worse than me just makes me feel like I’m performing, not riding, which also isn’t much fun.