There it is folks.
I want one!
That doesn’t sound too bad. He had an interesting comment about the pains of riding but overall I think he’s made a pretty solid machine. It was good of him to mention that he learned to uni before attempting to build.
I don’t think there is much of a market for this device, but it’ll go into my list of cool things that will never catch on.
man that is so cool how can i get a hold of one of them?
Re: thats crazy
Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo, Nam-myoho-renge-kyo…
Looks and sounds like it would be a fun little toy. All the fun of a unicycle without any quad-burn. Imagine the parade possibilities?
Of course, one of the major reasons I ride a unicycle is for a good quality workout, a workout that just happens to have a whole basket full of fun thrown in.
I do like the Eunicycle. --chirokid–
PS: The inventor complained about the horrible aspects of the unicycle seat, then in his Materials list, he says: “A unicycle seat. $24.” Maybe if he’d upgrade to a $48 unicycle seat he have a better feeling underside. Also, the fact that he is not pedaling causes more pressure to be “down there.”
maybe this will finally get people interested in unicycling, and see it as a way of transportation instead of simply a circus prop!
btw, i wonder if you have to pedal while riding one? i guess your feet just rest on platforms…
Would that be for unicyclists or for non-unicyclists? I guess for a unicyclist it would be less than a few hours because we already know how to keep sideways balance and how to turn corners.
Edit: reminds me of Gilby’s Auto Balance Unicycle. Is that website still online? Can’t find it.
Gilby’s auto balance uni is the first thing I thought of, but I coudnt find the link. (Wasn’t that thing supposed to hover too?)
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am i supposed to send this to a friend?
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This provides some explanation. More to the point, during the 1970s in the US, there was a cultish form of this chant used by those who preyed upon the easily swayed and vulnerable. By using this chant, and becoming a part of the cult and parting with your money, you supposed to achieve any material or spiritual goal you wanted. Testimonials of people on the verge of bankruptcy who, after invoking the chant, became wealthy, abounded. Similarly for those in need of a car, the lovelorn, etc.
If you watch the excellent, but extremely somber film, The Last Detail, there is a scene where Larry Meadows (played by Randy Quaid), a Navy grunt being escorted to 10 years of hard labor for stealing $40, falls in with some members of this cult.
I’m sure some of my fellow American demographic cohorts remember this.
Re: self balancing unicycle!
> Looks and sounds like it would be a fun little toy. All the fun of a
> unicycle without any quad-burn. Imagine the parade possibilities?
> Of course, one of the major reasons I ride a unicycle is for a good
> quality workout, a workout that just happens to have a whole basket
> full of fun thrown in.
> I do like the Eunicycle. --chirokid–
> PS: The inventor complained about the horrible aspects of the
> unicycle seat, then in his Materials list, he says: “A unicycle
> seat. $24.” Maybe if he’d upgrade to a $48 unicycle seat he have a
> better feeling underside. Also, the fact that he is not pedaling
> causes more pressure to be “down there.”
Foot pegs should relieve at least as much pressure as pedals do.
Re: self balancing unicycle!
> man that is so cool how can i get a hold of one of them?
Build one. Instructions are on the site.
Electric Self Balancing Unicycle Video
Check out this new self balancing unicycle video:
Very cool, but I assume it works the same as the unicycle in the first post of this thread?
That one only balances front to back, and the rider needs to balance from side to side.
That looks pretty cool. If you could make it so it has different levels of auto balancing (i.e. 100% auto balancing, 80% auto balancing, 50% autobalancing etc.) it would be a great learning tool for beginners so they lower the assistance as they get better. It would be much less discouraging learning this way.
this thing would be so fun to ride around with. is it motorized?
so i assume nobody has seen this then?
another american idea to get more lazy!
I want a 36er with a gas engine