We teach people in our club to unicycle using the Wall, or if we had one railing method. Then sometimes we use the hand support to help out in getting people comfertable from riding away from the wall. I find it also sometimes helps if people are having problems with the intial getting on and pedaling forward to tell them to use the wall with one hand and then their other hand goes on your shoulder and you grab the seat so that they can not fall. Anyone can ride a unicyle like that.
The youngest person we have taught in this way is probaby 17, but its how I learned and dozens of other people in our club have too. If only more people got as into it as me
From what I’ve read the rim width and tire pressure make a huge difference, probably much more than tread type or a half-inch difference in tire width. Ice bikers use very low pressure, say 12 psi, for basic riding, with a very wide rim, thus giving a large contact patch. The Snow Cats rims, designed for snow (duh), are about the same width as the Sun DoubleWide rim. Ice bikers are also keen on adjusting tire pressure to match snow conditions.
Just to clarify one big thing it isnt Smuni it isnt suni it isnt any of that crap it will be called enonomous because when the "mous is read upsidedown it says snow and when “enono” is read backwards it says On One thusly snow on one or enonomous. Muahahahahaha. Oh i ride a 2.3 IN SNOW ALOT AND I HAVNT HAD ANY PROBLEMS BUT I GUESS THATS JUST ME. crap, darn caps lock oh well.