There’s been much discussion on the forum about various forms of unicycling (trials, street, etc.) being included in the X Games. From the majority of threads that I’ve read, it seems that most people feel fairly pessimistic about ANY form of unicycling being included in the X-Games anytime soon.
Why not create our own event to showcase what can be considered “extreme” disciplines within our own sport. We can call it the “Xuni” Games – short for eXtreme Unicycling… or one of you more creative types can come up with a better name for the event.
Whatever the name, I think the Games should include Trials, Street, Rolling Trials, various forms of Coker Races, and Geared Coker Races. Events such as standard uni races and freestyle shouldn’t be included in my opinion because these types of events are already included at Unicon… and they wouldn’t really be considered to be “extreme” by most people. There may be other “extreme” types of unicycling that could be included that I’m not recalling at the moment, however… so please remind me if I’ve left something out.
It would be a great venue to have unicycling’s world-class athletes compete at a single series of events for the various fast-growing, eye-catching forms of the sport. It may even be possible to get corporate sponsorship and television exposure for such an event.
I think we should take matters into our own hands rather than wait and hope to reach the point where we can be considered for inclusion in the X-Games. It may turn out that the Xuni Games (or whatever we call it) becomes a successful and popular event that the general public look forward to viewing. With or without corporate sponsors and TV exposure… it would still be a really cool, fun event… that would certainly draw spectators and generate exposure for the sport.
What do you think?