Stillstand

At 1998 NUC in Monrovia, California I remember watching Dustin Kelm practice a
stillstand in the gym. It was while lots of other freestyle competitors were
warming up, so the gym was full of unicyclists practicing various tricks. Dustin
was in the very center of the gym (inside the basketball circle) and stayed
motionless (no twisting and wheel not perceptibly moving, but arms and upper
body moving some) for several minutes. I didn’t time him, but it was for a long
time. I remember it vividly because there was such a contrast between the chaos
and movement of 15-20 unicyclists all around him and Dustin just “standing”
there. Ironically, he tried the stillstand as part of his actual freestyle
routine, but was not able to hold it for more than a few seconds.

Scott Arnold Springfield, Oregon

Handlebars are for wimps

Re: Stillstand

I remember being blown away by that. I also didn’t think to time him, but swear
it was over a minute, probably closer to two minutes.

—Nathan

“Scott & Jody Arnold & family” <jodya@efn.org> wrote in message
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> At 1998 NUC in Monrovia, California I remember watching Dustin Kelm practice a
> stillstand in the gym. It was while lots of other freestyle competitors were
> warming up, so the gym was full of unicyclists practicing various tricks.
> Dustin was in the very center of the gym (inside the basketball circle) and
> stayed motionless (no twisting and wheel not perceptibly moving, but arms and
> upper body moving some) for several minutes. I didn’t time him, but it was for
> a long time. I remember it vividly because there was such a contrast between
> the chaos and movement
of
> 15-20 unicyclists all around him and Dustin just “standing” there. Ironically,
> he tried the stillstand as part of his actual
freestyle
> routine, but was not able to hold it for more than a few seconds.
>
>
> Scott Arnold Springfield, Oregon
>
> Handlebars are for wimps