hey everyone. ive been watching this board for about a month and have noticed that several times people put “UPD”. i think it has something to do with falling not on purpose, but i dont know the exact meaning for it. so if someone could clear this up for me and tell me what it means, itd be great!
oh, and any more translations of your crazy unicyclist lingo :)would be great too!
>hey everyone. ive been watching this board for about a month and have
>noticed that several times people put “UPD”. i think it has something to
>do with falling not on purpose, but i dont know the exact meaning for
>it. so if someone could clear this up for me and tell me what it means,
>itd be great!
>oh, and any more translations of your crazy unicyclist lingo :)would be
UPD = UnPlanned Dismount. It’s not falling on purpose, but it’s not too
different. It’s when you suddenly ‘fall off’ without actually falling
down. So a UPD is a ‘fall off’ and a fall is a fall.
I also jokingly created a UPD scale, similar to a hurricane scalle. UPD
level 0 is a planned dismount, level 1 is a UPD where you land standing,
level 2 you land but the uni falls, 3 = you fall, 4 = you fall badly but
aren’t too hurt, 5 = you can’t walk away from a bad fall, and 6 = death.
Jugglers will often recommend working on a trick in increments. Which is to say, if you can’t do 20 catches of a trick, don’t. Do as many as you can INCLUDING a clean finish, i.e. all the objects caught. In this way you don’t (or at least that’s the theory) learn mistakes.
So, try riding a few yards and then doing a “graceful” dismount, rather than trying to ride as far as you can go until you fall off. This way, you’ll (at least this is the theory) learn to ride AND dismount simultaneously.
Admittedly this requires a bit more patience, as going as far as you can is often more “satisfying”, but in the end it will pay off well as you’ll have more skills in a shorter amount of time.
Disclaimer: I don’t always follow this advice, ok, Chris? Save yourself the trouble of searching through my previous threads for contradictory claims and/or advice. Gumbo, you can ignore this disclaimer.