Suicide Mount.

The new Unicycle Mount Page (http://www.unicycling.org/unicycling/mounts/) has a
list of unicycle mounts.

It describes the Jump Mount as “Stand behind the unicycle, jump up on both
pedals simultaneously, and settle on the seat.”

I thought that was called the Suicide Mount. Are there two names for the same
mount, or am I just confused again?

Julian

p.s. Beirne, when I clicked on the page via the What’s New section, my browser
claimed I was looking at ecstasy.winternet.com/unicycling/mounts. Is this
what is meant to happen?

RE: Suicide Mount.

The suicide mount (free jump mount ) is a great crowd pleaser. I often use it
parades. It plays well to the crowd after a missed skill. “I having a bad day.
You don’t want to see me do a suicide mount do you.” Of course the crowd gets
all riled up and wants to see you do something perceived to be dangerous so they
start cheering you on. After you nail the mount, feign pain. Circle letting
everyone one see the pain is your face. Then ride with the seat out front
circling again with a big smile on your face.

A key to doing the mount quickly is to balance the uni so that it will fall back
slightly. Most riders incorrectly try to perfectly balance the uni, spending an
inordinate amount of time getting it just right. Then they miss the mount
because the direction of the uni’s fall is unpredictable. It is much better to
set it up so that it always falls back toward you and just do it. During a
parade on a uneven surface it is hard to find a place where the uni won’t roll
away on you. I usually set mine on a crack in the street to avoid this.

The free jump mount is also makes a good base for other skills like getting in
and out of hopping on the wheel or doing a 180 uni spin. In particular, it
teaches you to jump high so that you clear the seat.

                             Bill Gilbertson

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>From: Orbach, Julian[SMTP:Julian.Orbach@unisys.com] Sent: Wednesday, October
>15, 1997 11:45 PM To: Unicycling Mailing List (E-mail) Subject: Suicide Mount.
>
>The new Unicycle Mount Page (http://www.unicycling.org/unicycling/mounts/) has
>a list of unicycle mounts.
>
>It describes the Jump Mount as "Stand behind the unicycle, jump up on both
>pedals simultaneously, and settle on the seat."
>
>I thought that was called the Suicide Mount. Are there two names for the same
>mount, or am I just confused again?
>
>Julian
>
>p.s. Beirne, when I clicked on the page via the What’s New section, my browser
> claimed I was looking at ecstasy.winternet.com/unicycling/mounts. Is this
> what is meant to happen?

Re: Suicide Mount.

>Nicholas Seow Chiang Price wrote:
>> I figure that if you hold onto the seat while you land on the pedals, it’s
>> simply a jump mount. If you let go of the seat before you leave the ground,
>> then it’s a suicide mount.
>
>No. The first one is called jump mount (no. 205a as mentioned above), the name
>of the second one is free jump mount (no. 205b).
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>| Wolfgang Stroessner Phone: +49 30 4537159 (home) |

I’ve never heard either called a jump mount in England, only suicide mount.

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Re: Suicide Mount.

On Thu, 16 Oct 1997, Orbach, Julian wrote:

> The new Unicycle Mount Page (http://www.unicycling.org/unicycling/mounts/) has
> a list of unicycle mounts.
>
> It describes the Jump Mount as "Stand behind the unicycle, jump up on both
> pedals simultaneously, and settle on the seat."
>
> I thought that was called the Suicide Mount. Are there two names for the same
> mount, or am I just confused again?
>
> Julian
>
I’ve wondered this too. I figure that if you hold onto the seat while you land
on the pedals, it’s simply a jump mount. If you let go of the seat before you
leave the ground, then it’s a suicide mount. This distinguishes between the two
types, and also shows which is a lot harder and more dangerous.

Any other opinions, or am I confused too (wouldn’t be the first time this
hour). Nic