i entered a competition called
‘invent a new extreme sport competition’ by planet x and the X games.
i based it all on extreme unicycling. i sent in a letter explaining the sport and a demo tape of us.
yesterday i found out that i won the competition. the prize is:
we (3 of us) get to go on tour, and do demos at all the capital city shows around australia.
i get a special feature on Fox and on national television, where they announce the winners and explain the sport and what we do.
and we get a sunglass sponsorship from Bolle.
yeah im f**kin stoked i won,
but imagine what this will do for unicycling in australia.
im wanting to fix up all my unis, and get a fisheye lensed camera with the money. (maybe get some custom paintjobs for our unis too)
Wow… that’s huge!!! Congratulations! I have been refining a pretty extreme unicycle sport myself (of course, involving Cokers… as well as other types of uni’s) but I haven’t worked it out completely just yet… you could say it’s in the formative stages. I am totally psyched for you and for the exposure it will generate for the sport… that is an awesome accomplishment for yourself and for unicycling! Now that you’ve won… can you tell us a little bit about the sport you developed… like an overview, rules, etc.? Is it a team or an individual sport? I’d like to hear as much about it as you can tell us. Will they air this in the United States? Let them know that unicycling is a global phenomenon, experiencing major growth and maybe they will air it elsewhere… especially in English speaking countries. If it doesn’t air in the US, perhaps you can post some footage. I’d be willing to pay for a copy on tape or DVD if it is available from you or the network. Great job!!!
How will the ‘new’ sport be judged? How will the competition be run? Now that you’ve won are you allowed to post your entry’s details here? It will be interesting to see how it compares to discussions of John Foss’ ideas on how to organise a unicycle street/street freestyle comp.
WOW that’s so huge! Congratulations, that is so awesome. You must be stoked to be touring Australia unicycling! That’d be awesome. This is insane!
A few NZ unicylists are doing a demo/comp at the X-AIR games in wellington (www.xair.co.nz) but thats just two days and only in welly. what your dong is huge. Again congratulations.
we are all in ONE WHEEL ADDICTION. just so you know
we have done public demos before.
but because i focused around MUni and Street Unicycling. (ie handrails) i might need to get some grinding objects and street style stuff to ride.
We might even be able to use the skatepark where they do the skateboard comps etc. that would be awesome. i know theres a 12ft half pipe there on sunday i wanna drop in on. never done before so its gonna be huge!!!
pioneers of the sport in oz? 10 riders? what a load of codswallop.
Theres been groups of us riding for years now. I know guys from brissy, melbourne, darwin, armidale, coffs, byron bay - all over the place - who ride muni. some fo them pretty hardcore.
Congratulations on getting the gig.
One piece of advice - get a freewheeling hub, brake, and learn how to jump off ramps/dirt.