Thanks so far. Please read: Unibrier, Jaxer103, uniikki.

On Thu, 27 Mar 2003 22:48:03 GMT, (Klaas Bil) wrote:

>Following up on a suggesting by wobbling bear, I would like to
>quantify the notion that younger people take less time to learn

Great turnout folks! Thanks, keep them coming! I would especially
welcome data from people under 10 and over 30, more especially the 50+
ones. Think of your children, or children in your club. Oh and females
are underrepresented too but I guess that’s the way it is, in this
group. You can also e-mail if you like, my e-mail is above. Remove the

I said I wanted to quantify . Looks as if I have to
[i]verify[i/] first. With the current data there seems to be little if
any correlation with age which is surprising (to me).

It’s nice that most people included an overall learning period. I’m
not sure yet what to do with it but for any new submissions I would
encourage you to include it.


for yourself and the girls you made statements like “practiced daily”
but not for how long per session. A reasonable estimate for each
person (for daily practice or total practice) would be most welcome.

You practiced about an hour every day, but for how long?

you mentioned “B. A lot of hours. Two weeks - 2m / 1month 50m”. Could
you explain what that means?

Thanks all so far, I will wait for some days to allow more data to
come in.

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Sorry I couldn’t be more specific.

When I learned I would be out front of the house launching from a parked car or bouncing off the walls at school on a daily basis. I really don’t remember. What I do remember is the two week part. My college friend, Byron, also learned in two weeks only practicing during one class break a day. I would have to make an assumption of one hour a day for both of us.

When Andrea finally decided to learn it was with the neighborhood girl. They would hang out in the garage practicing uni and giggling about secret girl stuff, I often would come home from work and they were already hard at it. Again I would have to make an estimate of an hour a day. The friend probably practiced 5 days of 7, Andrea was almost every day.

Abby’s sessions were probably closer to 15 minutes several times a week. Her neighborhood friend still hasn’t learned, what will it take to make her one of the chosen?

Hope that helps.

Two Dutchmen trying to communicate. What do you expect?

Thanks for trying to do a study on this, Klaas, the results will be interesting. Although the group is small, the significance will be substantially increased by the fact that this is a unicycling study rather than a study of the attributes of unicyclists in a larger group.

A. 38

B. I practiced about 1-2 hours every day
two weeks later I ridden two meters
one month later I ridden 50 meters

C. Male

I practiced 20 inch noname unicycle

Now I learned and practiced English :wink:

Re: Thanks so far. Please read: Unibrier, Jaxer103, uniikki.

On Fri, 28 Mar 2003 19:47:39 -0600, UniBrier
<> wrote:

>Hope that helps.
Yes it did, thanks. By any standards the people themselves are better
qualified than me to estimate how many hours they practiced. Without
your estimates I could not have used your data.

Of course I accept if people say they can’t make a reasonable
judgment. Such a case simply yields no useable datapoint.

>My college friend,
>Byron, also learned in two weeks only practicing during one class break
>a day. I would have to make an assumption of one hour a day for both of
In your previous post you mentioned 1/2 hour lunch breaks for Byron. I
have now taken 3/4 hours per day. Generally speaking, at this stage I
make an attempt for acquiring the ‘best’ data. When doing the
analysis, each individual datapoint will only be a sandgrain on the

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