I experimented with a broom and various other portable supports. I found
that the weight of the portable support causes more problems than the support
I’m no freestyle expert, but I have found the best way to learn any skill
(simply riding, free mounting, idling, idling on the other foot, riding
backwards) is to count. Out loud if necessary. So I learned to ride by
leaning against a wall, then setting off and counting the pedal strokes.
1,1,1,1,1,1,2,1,3,2,4 etc. The same approach helped me enormously when I
learned to idle (can I do 10 strokes? 15? 50? etc.) and to ride backwards.
As a general point, I’d say introducing a new piece of equipment (e.g. a ski
pole) will teach you how to mount/ride using that piece of equipment. Then
you have to relearn without it.
In unicycling as in marriage, the hardest bit is getting on.
I’m experimenting with poles and brooms, learning to balance them on my
Can anyone who does this on a unicycle tell me how much harder they think it
is than just balancing a pole whilst standing?
>>>>> Chin and nose balances are a big part of my act with the Morris dancers. I’ve done poles, brooms, a ladder, my unicycle, a chair, a patio/pub umbrella and even a needle-sharp rapier. (it slipped and wounded me!) I’d say chin balancing on a unicycle is several times harder than simple chin balancing. Practice balancing a broom on your outstretched finger. Easy? Now try that on a unicycle. And doing that, you can have your head at the best angle for balancing the unicycle. The difference between chin balancing on foot, and chin balancing on a unicycle will be greater. Good luck.
On Tue, 07 May 2002 09:58:56 GMT “Joe Marshall” <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Can anyone who does this on a unicycle tell me how much harder they
> think it
> is than just balancing a pole whilst standing?
I’ve tried a couple times and I would say it is much more
difficult than while standing, but not as hard as I had imagined. I
believe I could master it in a week or two with practice.
What really impresses people is balancing the unicycle on your
chin. I do it often with my muni. Place the seat on your chin directly
below the seat post. It’s not difficult, just heavy.
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[QUOTE] Originally posted by email@example.com
<< I do it often with my muni [balancing it on the chin] . Place the seat on your chin directly
below the seat post. >>
I used to do it that way until someone showed me it’s easier and more impressive to balance it with the front bumper of the seat on your chin, so the wheel is aligned in the same direction as if you were riding it, rather than cross ways. I tried this with a Miyata saddled ubni at the weekend, though, and found the plastic grip at the front was a bit slippery. Works well with the Viscount though.
>> << I do it often with my muni [balancing it on the chin] . Place the
>> seat on your chin directly
>> below the seat post. >>
>> I used to do it that way until someone showed me it’s easier and more
>> impressive to balance it with the front bumper of the seat on your
>> chin, so the wheel is aligned in the same direction as if you were
>> riding it, rather than cross ways.
More impressive, maybe so, but easier? My experience is that it’s a
bit more difficult because the uni tends to spin around.
BTW, your posts have a strange quirk to them. Each line of your new
text is preceeded by "> " (without the quotes) which makes my
newsreader think that it is quoted text. It’s a bit of a puzzle to
distinguish your text from a “real” quote. Is that a setting in
whatever you post with?
“To trigger/fool/saturate/overload Echelon, the following has been picked automagically from a database:”
“Fernspah, tank, JITEM”
You are right about the color of the uni in the picture. However, due to various budget and resource issues at WorldCom, I was unable to find an orange marker. I was also unable to requisition one. Perhaps when a share of WorldCom stock is worth enough to trade for a box of markers, I will have access to orange. Until that time, my 401k will be inefficient for such a transaction. If only I ate beef, at least I could say that a share would get me 2 quarter pounder double stacks, plus tax. French fries will have to get me by, for now.