unicycle skydiving

no doubt it has been done before but this is the transcript of a
convesation I had with a guy yesterday, made me laugh, people do the
strangest things you know…

Simon(AIM - Municycles!)


Witheld: Hey dude, need some info on uni’ purchase in the U.K. Can you
help?

Municycles: y Municycles: what do you want to know?

Witheld: I’m trying to purchase one in the U.K after I left mine in
Germany. Where can I get one from and how much?

Municycles: the best range and easiest way to go is to point your browser
at unicycle.com

Witheld: Many thanks. Witheld: Thanking you for that info, I have a new
one on order already.

Municycles: cool - what did you choose?

Witheld: I’m going for a Dodger 20in trainer (tall) as i’m planning on
riding it out of the back of a plane on my next skydiving trip to
Arizona in Sept.

Municycles: makes perfect sense. Municycles: expect it to survive the
drop?

Witheld: No chance unless I make a drogue for it then it might survive.

Municycles: make sure you get a picture!

Witheld: I will have various camera angles from the rest of my team. The
trip is Sept27th Oct13th so mail me at the above address after those dates
and i’ll send you some footage.

> Municycles: expect it to survive the drop?
>
> Witheld: No chance unless I make a drogue for it then it might survive.

You’re supposed to keep it between your legs or strap it on. I imagine
there’s a way you can strap it so you can decide at the last minute
whether or not to try to land riding it.

This has been done before, as reported by Bill Jenack in the early 60’s,
when he had a boy scout troup that developed a merit badge for skydiving.
It wasn’t one of his kids or Bill would surely have gotten a picture of
it, but he wrote about somebody doing it.

Another guy who has done it is Harold Herzig, a guy from New Jersey we met
while riding in the New York 5 Boro Bike Tour. He did the whole 36 miles
on a 24" Schwinn, and reported that he’d ridden a unicycle out of a plane
while skydiving. I don’t think he managed to land riding, but he planned
to try it again and get it right.

> Witheld: I will have various camera angles from the rest of my team. The
> trip is Sept27th Oct13th so mail me at the above address after those
> dates and i’ll send you some footage.

Cool! I hope Witheld will be open to sharing the pictures/footage.

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com
www.unicycling.com

“Never take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night” –
good advice

That is amazlingly cool. Though, keeping a unicycle with you during
freefall would be amazingly tough. (Well, maybe not so much difficult as
it requires a lot of skill)

When in freefall, your motion, stability, and just about antyhing else
important is determined by body position. Since your legs are the largest
(and therefore most wind-resistant) moveable body part, they tend to do
most of the work. If they’re not in a good position, neither are you. Add
a unicycle to worry about, and things get interesting.

Of course, if I ever become a good enough skydiver (which would be a long
way’s off) I am certain I will make a few attempts for that perfect
unicycle landing. If not, it’d still be pretty cool to ride out the door
before letting the unicycle go. (I hope the farmer with the unicycle
shaped hole in the roof of his barn has a good sense of humor.)

Jeff Lutkus

— John Foss <john_foss@asinet.com>
> wrote:
>> Municycles: expect it to survive the drop?
>>
>> Witheld: No chance unless I make a drogue for it then it might survive.
>
>You’re supposed to keep it between your legs or strap it on. I imagine
>there’s a way you can strap it so you can decide at the last minute
>whether or not to try to land riding it.
>
>This has been done before, as reported by Bill Jenack in the early 60’s,
>when he had a boy scout troup that developed a merit badge for skydiving.
>It wasn’t one of his kids or Bill would surely have gotten a picture of
>it, but he wrote about somebody doing it.
>
>Another guy who has done it is Harold Herzig, a guy from New Jersey we
>met while riding in the New York 5 Boro Bike Tour. He did the whole 36
>miles on a 24" Schwinn, and reported that he’d ridden a unicycle out of a
>plane while skydiving. I don’t think he managed to land riding, but he
>planned to try it again and get it right.
>
>> Witheld: I will have various camera angles from the rest of my team.
>> The trip is Sept27th Oct13th so mail me at the above address after
>> those dates and i’ll send you some footage.
>
>Cool! I hope Witheld will be open to sharing the pictures/footage.
>
>Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com
>www.unicycling.com
>
>
>“Never take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night” –
>good advice


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Howdy,

On You’ve Been Framed a while back there was someone landing some sort of
parachute jump on a unicycle, once he made ground-contact he just
disconnected the parachute and rode off - pretty impressive.

I don’t know why it was on you’ve been framed though - there was no crash,
no pain, nothing out of the ordinary :o)

Ben L

www.lamigon.com

i saw that on you’ve been framed as well, as soon as he touched the floor
he pulled his main cutaway handle, to stop himself being dragged by his
canopy, then rode away.

As for the freefall position, it would be possible, although it would be
much easier to sit-fly or go head down, although sit-flying would
probably be better, as the unicycle wouldn’t get in the way when you
deploy your chute.

i wonder if my CCI would approve…

ben@lamigon.com (Ben Lamb) wrote in message
news:<3b422c5e.13152972@news.freeserve.net>…
> Howdy,
>
> On You’ve Been Framed a while back there was someone landing some sort
> of parachute jump on a unicycle, once he made ground-contact he just
> disconnected the parachute and rode off - pretty impressive.
>
> I don’t know why it was on you’ve been framed though - there was no
> crash, no pain, nothing out of the ordinary :o)
>
> Ben L
>
>

> www.lamigon.com

How about “unicycle dogwalking”? My son took one of our Goldens for a walk
today while riding his unicycle. According to Ben, it seemed to go well
and without an incident. I suppose if it hadn’t gone well, we could have
had a “dogwalking dismount”.

The Edwards Bunch http://move.to/daup

Jack Halpern wrote:
>
> Hi all from the unicycle lexicographer.
>
> Would you say that “unicycle skydiving” merits inclusion nin the
> unicycle dictionary? Sounds cool but I am not sure how "well
> established" it is.
>
> In message “Re: unicycle skydiving”, russ wrote…
> >i saw that on you’ve been framed as well, as soon as he touched the
> >floor he pulled his main cutaway handle, to stop himself being dragged
> >by his canopy, then rode away.
> >
> >As for the freefall position, it would be possible, although it would
> >be much easier to sit-fly or go head down, although sit-flying would
> >probably be better, as the unicycle wouldn’t get in the way when you
> >deploy your chute.
> >
> >i wonder if my CCI would approve…
> >
> >
> >ben@lamigon.com (Ben Lamb) wrote in message
> >news:<3b422c5e.13152972@news.freeserve.net>…
> >> Howdy,
> >>
> >> On You’ve Been Framed a while back there was someone landing some
> >> sort of parachute jump on a unicycle, once he made ground-contact he
> >> just disconnected the parachute and rode off - pretty impressive.
> >>
> >> I don’t know why it was on you’ve been framed though - there was no
> >> crash, no pain, nothing out of the ordinary :o)
> >>
> >> Ben L
> >>
> >>

> >> www.lamigon.com

> >
>
> Regards, Jack Halpern President, The CJK Dictionary Institute, Inc.
> http://www.cjk.org Phone: +81-48-473-3508

Ben Edwards wrote:

> How about “unicycle dogwalking”? My son took one of our Goldens for a
> walk today while riding his unicycle. According to Ben, it seemed to go
> well and without an incident.

My friend UJ does this regularly (walks the dog while riding his
unicycle). He says he wants to learn to idle so he can pause without
dismounting while the dog relieves himself.

Greg

“Wow, I didn’t know being a super hero could be so painful.”

Ben Edwards wrote:

> How about “unicycle dogwalking”? My son took one of our Goldens for a
> walk today while riding his unicycle. According to Ben, it seemed to go
> well and without an incident.

My friend UJ does this regularly (walks the dog while riding his
unicycle). He says he wants to learn to idle so he can pause without
dismounting while the dog relieves himself.

Greg

“Wow, I didn’t know being a super hero could be so painful.”

Hi all from the unicycle lexicographer.

Would you say that “unicycle skydiving” merits inclusion nin the unicycle
dictionary? Sounds cool but I am not sure how “well established” it is.

In message “Re: unicycle skydiving”, russ wrote…
>i saw that on you’ve been framed as well, as soon as he touched the
>floor he pulled his main cutaway handle, to stop himself being dragged
>by his canopy, then rode away.
>
>As for the freefall position, it would be possible, although it would be
>much easier to sit-fly or go head down, although sit-flying would
>probably be better, as the unicycle wouldn’t get in the way when you
>deploy your chute.
>
>i wonder if my CCI would approve…
>
>
>ben@lamigon.com (Ben Lamb) wrote in message
>news:<3b422c5e.13152972@news.freeserve.net>…
>> Howdy,
>>
>> On You’ve Been Framed a while back there was someone landing some sort
>> of parachute jump on a unicycle, once he made ground-contact he just
>> disconnected the parachute and rode off - pretty impressive.
>>
>> I don’t know why it was on you’ve been framed though - there was no
>> crash, no pain, nothing out of the ordinary :o)
>>
>> Ben L
>>
>>

>> www.lamigon.com

>

Regards, Jack Halpern President, The CJK Dictionary Institute, Inc.
http://www.cjk.org Phone: +81-48-473-3508

— Ben Edwards <REMOVE.TO.REPLYneb925@yahoo.com> wrote:
> How about “unicycle dogwalking”? My son took one of our Goldens for a
> walk today while riding his unicycle. According to Ben, it seemed to go
> well and without an incident. I suppose if it hadn’t gone well, we could
> have had a “dogwalking dismount”.

To up the ante a little bit, a super fun thing to do is dogwalking
pull-gliding. You can get up to pretty high speeds if the dog is
enthusiastic enough!

Cheers,

Kris.


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Kris Holm wrote:

> — Ben Edwards <REMOVE.TO.REPLYneb925@yahoo.com> wrote:
> > How about “unicycle dogwalking”? My son took one of our Goldens for a
> > walk today while riding his unicycle. According to Ben, it seemed to
> > go well and without an incident. I suppose if it hadn’t gone well, we
> > could have had a “dogwalking dismount”.
>
> To up the ante a little bit, a super fun thing to do is dogwalking
> pull-gliding. You can get up to pretty high speeds if the dog is
> enthusiastic enough!
>
> Cheers,
>
> Kris.
>
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