It’s the last one on there, called “360 crank turn stall”. I tried this out today. It’s not much but it’s a start.
In the next few days I’ll probably try to land a rolling 360 crank turn, with and without putting my foot down, and a rolling one where i jump up and stall on those palettes from the ground while doing it… Or maybe I’ll just sit around.
Anyway, if I do more stuff which I’ll most likely be compelled to try, i’ll post it here. So sorry there’s not much yet, and that this is only a four palette drop (I’ll try one with more or all of my palettes), but you can check it out for now.
There are also some other variations I want to try, so who knows.
Edit: Hmm, a 720 might look cooler and be easier with more palettes too.
Very styly Zach! I like the way you don’t actually need to reach over and grab the wheel with your hand - you just lift up the unicycle and roll the wheel forward. Very cool! Plus the slow-mo’ of your video is good to see what you’re doing clearly.
This makes me think that what started out as something which I initially thought of and just did for a joke has turned into something way cooler! And this isn’t the first time that I’ve made up what looks initially to be a very silly (and almost worthless) trick which, with a bit a tweaking and extending, has turned into something very cool and innovative. So I guess the moral is get creative and try new tricks, even if they are goofy/stupid/clumsy to start with, because they can often be developed into something quite different and very cool!
I’ve always called and heard this called a 360 crank flip though. Your variation is with a footplant… I think we should call this crankflip combo something I dont know what Jeff Groves and Ryan and some of the other guys who do this trick call it but this might be a good time to start a genarally excepted term for it. Especially since footplant 360 crankflip drop is a bit long for my liking
Hmm… I’ll leave the names to other people who actually invent these things. I just mess around. As for the messing around though, I’m currently trying to get my seat-out hop to two feet but after I accomplish that… or maybe before it since my right hand is blistered and bleeding (although I’m really dedicated to doing it), I’m going to try some variations on this trick because I think it could be incorporated into stuff in some really cool ways.
Dan was trying to do it just from riding without putting his foot down but you don’t get the kind of spin you get from pushing the uni out in front of you. Either way I think I’ll play around with these variations sometime.
Another thing I was thinking about was a rolling suicide mount where you run with one hand holding the seat rolling the uni on the ground in front of you and then you let go, let the uni go for a bit freely, and then jump on. Does this sound totally insane? I was thinking of trying it but that would be an intense practice session. It reminds me of the way skaters jump on their boards from running, make any sense?
I have done this trick once, and only once! It was really scary (I’m thinking bloody shins) and very committing. I did it way back in the days before I wore leg armour, so it shouldn’t (theoretically) be so scary now. I must try it again.
Pete - 720 uni-spins have been landed. I believe Andy Schwartz of TCUC was the first to land one. A few others have done them since, I think.
There will be backwards stair-riding in Universe 2. Some videos were posted on this topic a while ago…
Zach - the best tip I can offer is to find a slight uphill slope to do it on. That way your uni will fall back towards you (same as setting up for a suicide mount). As for timing - similar to a rolling jump mount I guess.