Kia ora koutou katoa, hello everyone!
This is my first post in these forums for a few years now! I haven’t used these forums since before the community mostly moved over to facebook. Anyway! I hope the community is as friendly as I remember it!
My names Chris Huriwai, primarily known for Street Unicycling in Aotearoa/New Zealand, though I enjoy flatland and trials as well!
Along with friends of mine, we started the Pretty Good Channel on youtube, organized national events at the height of unicyclings popularity in Aotearoa and started Hippo Unicycles, a unicycle retailer that’s now no longer active.
Today I’m mostly just unicycling for fun and less for progression, but I’ve decided I’d like to make a series of indepth tutorials to help beginners reach their potential as Street/Flatland unicyclists- because for me, at the height of learning and mastering tricks, it was one of the- if not THE most enjoyable time of my life, and I’d love to pass on a bit of that.
The idea for the video series is essentially to give the viewer a walkthrough guide of how to improve/learn new tricks, released with the tricks/levels getting progressively harder and aiming to provide enough diversely challenging/fun tricks/skills to ensure there’s always something new to do and try.
Here’s the full playlist of the series so far which has about 12 episodes released so far, starting from the VERY beginning!
The first episode now has 80k+ views, so I guess its been helpful to some people
There are 4 beginner levels, breaking down things as small as possible.
Then I’ve broken the levels into 3 separate categories: Street, Flatland and General. Each of these levels will progress separately based on skills/tricks that will assist each respective style, with General taking a broad stand-in for ‘Freestyle’. The idea here is to give people as much to try and learn at the same time, to keep things interesting, but also split so people can focus on their favorite riding style.
I love unicycling!
It’s been a great sport for me… and the community has always been so great to me! So consider this my gift back to yall, I plan to continue making episodes until the more pro/expert realms, so if the levels online aren’t doing it for you- stick around My goal is to make over 100 episodes!
For future episodes, I’ll release them in their own threat in the ‘Unicycle Videos’ section. However, if you have questions regarding the episodes so far in the playlist, I’m happy to give further tips here/to take comments.