Unispins on a Giraffe?

hey there everyone.

i am thinkin of puttin in with a friend to get a giraffe unicycle.

from what i know, you can’t do any tricks on a giraffe, i was wondering if anyone out there has tried doing unispins on a giraffe?



You can do lots of skills on a giraffe. Some skills on a giraffe are easier to do than on a standard unicycle while others are more difficult. You can do a lot more than just ride around forwards on a giraffe.

There is video of a unispin on a giraffe in my Monster gallery. Scroll down to The Swedish Cycle Act video.

Here’s some giraffe skills from the new proposed levels system.

Seat out on a giraffe is more difficult on a giraffe due to physics (there is some significant lever action going on that you don’t have with a standard unicycle). You have to hold on to the seat really good cause it will try to rip from your grip.

Other skills are easier on a giraffe cause the wheel is not in the way. Like cross-over riding (one foot riding with right foot on left pedal) and uni spins.

Wheel walking on a standard giraffe is not practical but you can wheel walk on a stack style giraffe (three wheels stacked, no chain).

ooh ok,
thanks very much,
the videos you have are very good.

The penny farthing one is insane!

Thanks again,


In theory, a unispin might be easier on a giraffe than a regular uni. In practice, I haven’t had the nerve to try it.

Seat in front on a giraffe does require you to hold the seat tightly, but I haven’t found it to be difficult at all. Seat in back is much more difficult; I’m just starting to get the hang of it. Seat on side is easier than seat in back, but i have no idea how to ride out of it.

Some other things you can do on a giraffe are:
Ride backward seat in front.
Ride one-footed and backward one-footed.
Spins and pirouettes. (I pirouette better on my giraffe than on my regular unicycle.)
Ride stomach on seat.
Backspins and front spins.
Idling and one-footed idling, with the free foot in various positions.
Climb-up mount.
Rolling mount.
Frog mount. (You set the pedals level, jump as high as you can, and land sqautting on the pedals with the seat in front. It’s scary, but do-able.)

If you like doing freestyle, a giraffe would probably be fun, but if you prefer street, trials, or MUni, it will probably get old fast.

ooooh, that maked me think of all the possibiliies,
thanks a lot!


Trial on a giraffe is no problem:) (not that i want to try)




thanks for that!


really if u think about it it would be easier to unispin on a giraffe

yeah i got one last year and i never use it any more unless some one ask to see me ride it…

i landed my first 540 unispin on a giraffe. i say go for it!

you did NOT!

me too, now I’m up to a 720 backcrankflip unispin.


excellent… :smiley:



wat giraffe do u think I should get if i get a knew one. I have an old shwinn my cousin gave me and it sucks. it ways like 30 pounds and is sooo diffucult to carry around and ride. thx.


ill sell you mine real cheap. its beautiful.! pm me if youre interested or if anyones interested.