So Bagpiperboy and I, students at Alta High school, go to the try-outs. We wait, we listen to all the terrible karoake singers, the punk bands, and the rest, and then we ride for the judges. We still haven’t chosen our music, so, to the sound of silence, we beat out the competition. <mwuahahahah!>
There is a lot of respect for unicycling, but we get a lot of junk too. Still, I just felt like a sort of righteous retribution had finally been served. 99% of the student body has seen people unicycle thanks to a friend of ours running for Student Body President, yet not one of them knows all the hard work we’ve put in; Nobody knows the skill it really takes to do what we do. <sigh>
It’ll be one awesome oppurtunity to promote unicycyling, to show that it’s not about being a clown. Sure, I’m really nervous, (After all, the student body is over 2,500, and everyone will be there). But i’m really exited too.
Hopefully we’ll be able to get some pics and a video of it.
A verbal description for now, in stages:
1.–Ride out at the same time (on a basketball court), at half court, I flip around and ride the rest of the length backwards, and B-boy rides one footed.
2-- I ride back out to the middle-with some speed- and go straight into gliding. My best attempts have been close to 15 feet (flatland) and hopefully i’ll do that good
3-- B-boy rides back out, and we do a Star (grab hands and ride around each other in a circle)
4-- lay the unicycles out, do some kickup mounts and suicide mounts
5-- ride with seat on stomach, (with arms out- going for the flying look)
6-- repeated Pi hop twists, (or 180 degrees if you prefer)
7-- bust out a little wheel walking: going in a circle, etc.
8-- hop onto a box or milk crate, do a little hopping/gapping etc.
9-- another Star, but let go at top speed, fall on purpose, and skid across the waxed floor
So yeah, it’s exiting. I’ll keep you updated as to how it goes.
Any suggestions would be nice, if you think adding/changing something would make it look better.