Skills first time performed record + pedals -> hopping on wheel

Alberto Ruiz writes:

>Hopping on wheel was usually entered from the floor or by jumping from the
>pedals while turning the unicycle 90 degrees. Before UNICON IV, Javier &
>Ernesto Ruiz developed a new entry. When they jumped from the pedals they
>turned the unicycle 270 degrees on the ending on hopping on the wheel. They
>showed that trick on tandem on their pair routines. Javier & Ernesto were then
>14 & 15 years old respectively .

I’m sorry that I can’t comment on who was first to do a 270 uni-spin transition
from pedals to wheel, since I can’t remember the first person I saw doing it.
However, in the discussion of who did some skill first, it is best to have as
much first-hand evidence as possible. Multiple independent witnesses and/or
video tape and an agreement on the exact date the skill was first performed.
Anyone care to comment on the minimum proof required to establish a skill first
performed record?

Another way to do the pedals to hopping on the wheel transition:

In jumping from the pedals to hopping on the wheel, some people rotate
themselves 90 degrees while the unicycle remains stationary. Is self rotation of
270 degrees possible in this transition?

Stay on Top,

Ken Fuchs <kfuchs@winternet.com

RE: Skills first time performed record + pedals -> hopping on wheel

I do a new ( I think ) entry to hopping on the wheel, it goes
something like this: I go into side idling, and quickly change feet
so my right foot is on the left pedal. I hop seat on side like this,
then I jump off of the pedal, and land on the wheel. The prob;em with
this is that when you land, the pedals aren’t positioned parallel to

 tho floor, but rather they are perpendicular. Getting down is rather unusu
 al, but i have done it many times. Oh well...Karl