Thank you! It’s been a long time planning these in the back of my mind, so it’s good to see that they do the job I intended.
There is going to be one on setup (which I mostly have to film yet). One on braking, one on equipment (which are mostly done and only missing some final editing work).
After that, I may make some more, but I don’t really have a timeline and a concept for them. There are absolutely still some things that I would like to cover, but I don’t know how to package them yet. I’ll probably make a thread to ask people for topics as well, I’m sure there are a few things that people would like some ideas on, that I haven’t thought about yet.
Now that I have started on this whole “talking in videos” journey, there are a few “non tutorial” videos that I’d like to make, which still would fit in that channel:
- “Unicycle checks”, so short interviews with riders talking about their unicycle and setup
- Interviews with some notable riders on their unicycling philosophy
- Event coverage, that is less a montage of cool riding and more trying to highlight the people and community
Essentially just showing a bit of a view into unicycle “cultures”. I don’t know if I will get those done, when I’m at events or rides, I’m currently way too busy riding and don’t want to take away from that.
I’ll freely admit that my perspective will be distorted from often having very good riders around me.
But I think looking at the amount of actual training that would be required to get the skills I covered, that’s still part of the basics to me. Obviously at a lower level than the 1.5m drops or 50cm high rolling hops in the video (which after a long consideration I decided to use as demonstration, because the technique is just a lot more visible).
I think the great thing about Mountain unicycling is that you can have fun on all levels, getting out into nature on a unicycle is fun in itself. So in one sense, all you need to learn to enjoy Muni is riding, and I would say having fun is most important. Coming more from trials/street/flat riding, it’s what has drawn me to mountain unicycling, even if I have an off day and ride terribly, I can easily just pull myself back and enjoy moving in nature.
On the other side, to me it was fairly noticeable that many Muni riders never really practice, which I think is holding them back. That was also a reason for me to make these videos, to remind people that you can at least partially break down Mountain unicycling into practiceable skills. Riding just for fun you will likely improve a bit every time you ride, but if someone wants to progress fast (and get through some skill plateaus), some focussed practice is the way to go.