rolling mount on giraffe

Could someone explain how the rolling mount on a giraffe works?

I have a feeling it’ll be a while before I’m trying it… but I’d just like to
understand how it works in my head. I am under the impression you have to
somewhat run with the unicycle … if this is the case, I would suppose you need
a substantial amount of momentum to bring you forward faster than the wheel goes
forward as you pedal… or am I missing something?

thanks, jeff lutkus


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Re: rolling mount on giraffe

>Could someone explain how the rolling mount on a giraffe works?
>
>I have a feeling it’ll be a while before I’m trying it… but I’d just like
to understand how it works in my head. I am under the impression you have to
somewhat run with the unicycle … if this is the case, I would suppose you need
a substantial amount of momentum to bring you forward faster than the wheel goes
forward as you pedal… or am I missing something?
>
When you rolling mount a giraffe you run and jump onto the uni. Then you pedal
backwards and the wheel comes under you and you ride away. In some ways it’s
simular to rolling mounting a standard uni because the pedals are basicly in the
same placewhen you jump on. Most of the “up” part of the mount comes from
pedaling backwards so slippery tires make it alot harder. I actuly learned to
mount a five footer by rolling mounting it. a six footer was a little harder
with some bad falls in the learning prosses when my foot slipped off the pedal
on the way up. but now I’d have to say that it is my prefered way to mount a
giraffe and I am probibly more consistant at it than the regular giraffe mount.
If you have “One Wheel No Limit” I think that rolling mounting a giraffe is one
of the tricks in there.

Peter