Perfect Score!!!!!

All:

I wish to brag a little bit about a current UNI student of the USHK named Nic
“UNI NIC” Vevers …

Last night, he masterfully passed all the skills required to be certified as a
“Level 4” rider. He now joins the Cheung Chau boys as “An Eagle.”

Not only that, but he did so using the USHK rules, which are that the rider must
gracefully execute each skill two out of three tries.

Nic, however did us one better, he achieved a “PERFECT SCORE” with no misses out
of 10 skills, each executed twice!! Nic has only been with our group for one
year, and has come long way since. He’s not only developed his skill, but has
also made great strides in style and CONFIDENCE!!

It’s a first for me as a teacher and a coach to see a student pass all skills
(in level 3 or above) without one error!!

Please all join me in sending “Congratulations” to 12 year-old Nic Vevers!!!
You’ll see him in Beijing!! … as a Level 7???

Steve - Founder and Coach )–/====================O

“Unicycling Society of Hong Kong” (U.S.H.K.) “The Filipino Unicycling
Network” (F.U.N.)

RE: Perfect Score!!!

> I wish to brag a little bit about a current UNI student of the USHK named Nic
> “UNI NIC” Vevers …
>
> Last night, he masterfully passed all the skills required to be certified as a
> “Level 4” rider. He now joins the Cheung Chau boys as “An Eagle.”

Congratulations Nic, on your perfect score! The USHK skill levels are tough! I
tried to get Steve to tone them down when I was there, but he likes it that way.
So everybody knows, if they pass, they really, really passed!

Hope you have a lot of fun with unicycling, and that we will see you in Beijing!

Stay on top, John Foss President, Unicycling Society of America Director,
International Unicycling Federation (reply to jfoss@unicycling.com)
http://www.unicycling.com

RE: Perfect Score!!!

> For the 3 required mounts for level 3, can you count a std. right foot mount
> and a std. left foot mount as two of the three mounts, or is that only
> accepted as the two mounts req’d for level 2?

The idea in the successive skill levels is to add a new mount each time. Some
testers will require that you repeat all the mounts for each level, but you only
have to add one “new” mount for each level.

Unfortunately the limitations on what qualifies one mount as “different” from
another are not set in stone. Generally, doing a mount with the opposite foot
only counts for Level 2. After that, you can stick to your dominant foot because
each mount is supposed to be different and not just mirror-image. You can look
to the list of mounts in the IUF Standard Skill Descriptions for examples:
http://www.unicycling.org/iuf/rulebook/iufrules/7sslist.html Please note that
this is not intended as a list of all mounts, and there are dozens or hundreds
of other possibilities.

See the IUF Skill Levels at: http://www.unicycling.org/iuf/levels/

Enjoy, John Foss President, Unicycling Society of America Director,
International Unicycling Federation (reply to jfoss@unicycling.com)
http://www.unicycling.com

RE: Perfect Score!!!

Rick Bissell wrote:
> For the 3 required mounts for level 3, can you count a std. right foot mount
> and a std. left foot mount as two of the three mounts, or is that only
> accepted as the two mounts req’d for level 2?

BTW, don’t forget to check out Rick Bissell’s own take on the Skill Levels:
http://www.unicycling.com/iuf/levels.htm

Enjoy, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone (reply to jfoss@unicycling.com)
http://www.unicycling.com

“If it’s on TV and I watch it, it’s cartoons. I only watch cartoons.” – Austin
Miller, age 8 (future nephew)

RE: Perfect Score!!!

> Yup! I’m in the same club and when I test I don’t allow them to use the right
> foot mount and left foot mount as two separate mounts in level 3. The opposite
> of Andy.

You guys left me a little confused about how you test in the subsequent levels.
The early IUF Skill Levels stated that you had to “add a new mount” (or
something like that) at each level. Level 2 had you mounting once with each
foot. So for level 3 and higher you would only have to show one new mount.

Do you guys agree or disagree with that approach?

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone (reply to jfoss@unicycling.com)
http://www.unicycling.com

“If it’s on TV and I watch it, it’s cartoons. I only watch cartoons.” – Austin
Miller, age 8 (future nephew)

RE: Perfect Score!!!

> If the rider is testing for multiple levels, we don’t make them do the same
> mounts again for each level.

That is the approach I would use, and I agree with all of your above.

Thanks, jf

Re: Perfect Score!!!

> Please all join me in sending “Congratulations” to 12 year-old Nic Vevers!!!
> You’ll see him in Beijing!! … as a Level 7???
>
> Steve - Founder and Coach

Done! Congrats to Nic!! Steve, I want you as my coach. I’m a level 2 (can’t do
the stupid mountings of a level 3) and I’ve been unicycling for 3 summers.
That’s pretty slow progress, especially for a 16-year-old. Help Steve, help!!

Jake Cooper

Re: Perfect Score!!!

John Foss wrote:
>
> You guys left me a little confused about how you test in the subsequent
> levels. The early IUF Skill Levels stated that you had to "add a new
> mount" (or something like that) at each level. Level 2 had you mounting
> once with each foot. So for level 3 and higher you would only have to show
> one new mount.
>
> Do you guys agree or disagree with that approach?

When we test levels, we make the rider do each mount when they test for that
level. So for level 5, they would have to do all 5 mounts when testing for that
level (even if they did it before in earlier levels). We do that because we
don’t keep track of which mounts were done before by that rider. I don’t even
know which mounts I’ve done for each level.

Let’s take a look at http://www.unicycling.org/iuf/levels/ where it says for
mounts: At each level starting from level 3, riders must add one new mount to
those they have previously demonstrated. Repeating the same mount with the
opposite foot does not constitute a different type of mount. A listing of some
of the known mounts can be found in the Standard Skill Descriptions, section 7.2
in the IUF Regulations For International Competition.

So by that, you might be right that only one more mount would have to be
demonstrated. It also says that you can’t do the same mount with the opposite
foot there too. So, it’s a little bit confusing. In the actual level, it states:
“demonstrate 5 types of mounts”, so that could mean that all 5 have to be
demonstrated right then when they are testing for that level.

It pretty much leaves it up to the level tester, in my opinion!

If the rider is testing for multiple levels, we don’t make them do the same
mounts again for each level.

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RE: Perfect Score!!!

Jake wrote:
> Done! Congrats to Nic!! Steve, I want you as my coach. I’m a level 2 (can’t do
> the stupid mountings of a level 3) and I’ve been unicycling for 3 summers.

For the 3 required mounts for level 3, can you count a std. right foot mount and
a std. left foot mount as two of the three mounts, or is that only accepted as
the two mounts req’d for level 2?

-Rick

RE: Perfect Score!!!

At 08:14 AM 3/8/00 -0500, you wrote:
>Jake wrote:
>> Done! Congrats to Nic!! Steve, I want you as my coach. I’m a level 2 (can’t
>> do the stupid mountings of a level 3) and I’ve been unicycling for 3 summers.
>
>For the 3 required mounts for level 3, can you count a std. right foot mount
>and a std. left foot mount as two of the three mounts, or is that only accepted
>as the two mounts req’d for level 2?
>
>-Rick

Good question Rick,

For use in HK, and I could be wrong, we accept the Right Foot / Left Foot as
the first two mounts. Beginning at level three the rider then chooses his own
new mount.

As for “UNI NIC,” he chose the side mount (valid as only one mount whether done
form right or left) for Level Three, and the standard Jump Mount for Level Four.

Practice makes PERFECT!!

Steve

RE: Perfect Score!!!

On Wed, 8 Mar 2000, Rick Bissell wrote:

> Jake wrote:
> > Done! Congrats to Nic!! Steve, I want you as my coach. I’m a level 2 (can’t
> > do the stupid mountings of a level 3) and I’ve been unicycling for 3
> > summers.
>
> For the 3 required mounts for level 3, can you count a std. right foot mount
> and a std. left foot mount as two of the three mounts, or is that only
> accepted as the two mounts req’d for level 2?

As you mentioned, Level 2 the rider is required to mount with their left and
right foot.

After level 2, the IUF/USA levels specify that differant types of mounts are
required for each level but don’t go into what is acceptable. That means it is
left up to the tester or club. Even in our club where we do lots of testing, it
can vary from tester to tester.

Here is my opinion on the subject of level 3 and mounting. For level 3, I let
the rider use both left and right foot as a differant mount. That means they
have to come up with one more ‘new’ mount. That is usually a rolling mount or
back mount. For level 4 and above, I don’t let them do right and left foot as
differant mounts. By that time, they are getting to be a good enough unicyclist
that they can learn other mounts (side mount, jump mount, spin mount, etc.).

-Andy


Andy Cotter - cotter@skypoint.com International Unicycling Federation, Technical
Consultant to China - http://www.unicycling.org/iuf/unicon10/ Unicycling Society
of America, VP - http://www.unicycling.org/usa Twin City Unicycle Club, Pres -
http://www.tcuc.org

Re: Perfect Score!!!

Andy Cotter wrote:
> Even in our club where we do lots of testing, it can vary from tester
> to tester.

Yup! I’m in the same club and when I test I don’t allow them to use the right
foot mount and left foot mount as two separate mounts in level 3. The
opposite of Andy.

I think that if they are good enough to do everything else in level 3, then they
should have no problem trying to learn another mount. I usually show them
possible mounts that would be easy for them to learn. They learn them pretty
quickly and can do the additional mount good enough to be able to test for the
level that same day. Some mounts that are good for level 3 are: side mount,
rolling mount, reverse mount, and the spin mount.

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