I learned how to ride a uni decades ago (I won’t say how many). Then I was too cool in high school to keep riding it after I learned how to drive. It got sold in some garage sale that I have forgotten. I built a giraffe about fifteen years ago out of bicycle parts, and rode it some then. Not bad for an amateur! A couple weeks ago I dragged it out again, but one of my welds on the hub broke, making it unridable for the time being. But something bit me, I looked up unicycle resources on the 'net and found this forum. I had to have a unicycle! So I found a used 24" to buy on ebay.
All that to say, after getting a longer seat post to suit me, I finally got to ride again today! I was quickly reminded that this isn’t for wimps! Taking it down the driveway, over to the neighbor’s driveway and back, I had enough for the moment. I knew that my legs would have to get in shape!
After dinner when things settled down, I took it for a ride to the nearby school/church yard. I thought half an hour would be a good ride, but NO!!! I wimped out, twenty minutes was plenty! The legs had a workout, and the bum is sore.
Those kids in the video clips make it look effortless!