Now I know how behind I am with my own project. I shot lots of video at the last National and UNICON events and I have converted it to mpeg files. What I still have to do is to divide that into small mpegs of 3-7 sec. or so.
I am going to organize a website (iunicycle.com) so that you can easily find videos based on the USA/IUF skill number.
Of course you will be able to search/browse on different criteria. USA skills are divided into riding, stationary and mounting skills. Each skill has a difficulty rating, starting with riding forward 10M being a 1.0. I’m wondering if I should add fields for things like 1ft, bwd, seat out, etc., and I wonder if partial skills should be some how supported (like some of the skill level skills).
However, this only covers certain skills, I’ll need to add sections that cover new or unrated skills, muni skills and muni courses and trials problems.
The website is going to be orgainzed around these reference points. When you find a skill you are interested in, you will be able to view photos, video, discussion, or comments (or add your own). You will be able maintain a web log of your practice sessions, keyed to the skill. You can keep your log entries private, or publish them selectively. You will be able to record your progress (skill achievements) for each skill separately from the web log. Since you will then have a list of what skills you can do (to different levels like freestyle, or standard skill), you can easily create a standard skill routine and calculate the points in the routine.
Muni trails should be searchable by location and difficulty. The datamodel should support detailed descriptions and maps like John Childs produced for UNICON here in Washington.
I would like to add features that would encourage unicyclists to review their skills, plan a practice session, and record their ideas on what they learned during the session.
I also am working on a datamodel to hold information about unicycles. You can add you unicycles, either by a simple description/photo, or with a detailed part-by-part breakdown of how you built it. You can publish this info or keep it private.
I am hoping that iunicycle.com will become more of a reference and record of unicycling skills, what they look like and how you might learn them. I have completed most of the datamodel for the site, but not much of the programming, unfortunately, I am enjoying unicycling much more than programming right now!