uni key-chains

Hello everyone:

First of all, I was wondering if anyone knew of someplace where I could get a
cute little unicycle key-chain, preferably one with moving pedals and wheel. :slight_smile:

And I have a comment on why learn skills or attemt the skill levels. I agree
with John Foss on motivation, and also just because it’s fun! Why learn one-foot
riding? Why not? Why learn to unicycle in the first place? Just because it’s
something new to try, and to push yourself and see if you can do it. Also, with
each new skill, you gain more and more control. Things like going backwards and
idling are very nice, and the more you learn, the more at-home you feel on the
unicycle. I tell people I have learned to ride on my stomach, and they look at
me and say “…why?”

Why not!

Tammy dagobahyoda@hotmail.com http://members.tripod.com/~MarshT/index.html


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Re: uni key-chains

>I have learned to ride on my stomach, and they look at me and say “…why?”

Looking at John Foss’ homepage and the failed 4 person bunny hop attempt, it
seems that some people out there prefer to ride on other peoples stomach’s.

Wayne

RE: uni key-chains

> Looking at John Foss’ homepage and the failed 4 person bunny hop attempt, it
> seems that some people out there prefer to ride on other peoples stomach’s.

Never the stomachs! My victims, er, volunteers are always jumped face down. On
rare occasion I’d jump somebody face up, but always considered it a lot more
dangerous (to them, not me).

And I never stepped on Kato.

jf

RE: uni key-chains

At 09:54 AM 11/10/1998 -0800, Foss, JohnX wrote:
>> Looking at John Foss’ homepage and the failed 4 person bunny hop attempt, it
>> seems that some people out there prefer to ride on other peoples stomach’s.
>
>Never the stomachs! My victims, er, volunteers are always jumped face down.
>On rare occasion I’d jump somebody face up, but always considered it a lot more
>dangerous (to them, not me).
>
>And I never stepped on Kato.

I have been jumped over hundreds of times, by Javier, Jose, and once by John. I
never considered it dangerous. There has been a couple of misses, but it really
is not a hard blow. Their reflex is to let the wheel turn. Had I jumped over
them, that would have been dangerous. I don’t let anybody jump over me. It all
goes back to keeping yourself within your skill level.

We are learning abilities and developing reflexes that will make us more
skillful in and out of unicycles. We have to make sure that our head usage
doesn’t lag behind.
>
>jf
>
>
Alberto Ruiz Alberto Ruiz ruizb@coqui.net

RE: uni key-chains

On Tue, 10 Nov 1998, Foss, JohnX wrote:

> > Looking at John Foss’ homepage and the failed 4 person bunny > hop
> attempt, it > seems that some people out there prefer to ride on other >
> peoples stomach’s.
>
> Never the stomachs! My victims, er, volunteers are always jumped face down.
> On rare occasion I’d jump somebody face up, but always considered it a lot
> more dangerous (to them, not me).

When we jump over people we always do it face up. If we jump over the leg (or
legs) it wouldn’t matter if face up or down. But over the body itself we always
jump over the stomach. The person being jumped is told to flex their stomach
during the jump. That way if something goes wrong the person is prepared for it
and the stomach can hold a lot of weight when flexed. I get jumped now and then
and I know that I would rather be face up then face down. If something happens I
would like to have a say in the outcome (meaning face up where I can flex my
stomach) rather then have someone land on my back.

-andy


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