Hey (I’m back!)
If you don’t want to read the background info skip to the questions–no big deal.
My buddies and I are getting into unicycling again, and we’re also learning to BC (impossible) wheel. We’re semi-solid unicyclists, and when learning to BC wheel we’re getting some flashbacks(warning signs) from the days when we were first learning to unicycle. Currently our BC wheeling goes like this: push off from in between two big plastic trash cans, ride either 5 feet(push goes wrong) or until knocked off by a balance upset or speed-wobbles. (for what it’s worth, we’re riding 20" Yuni impossible wheels with tire pressures set from 40-60psi)
When we learned to unicycle we would start in hallways, using the sides of the walls for balance. starting like this made it take us much longer to learn to ride, and self mount.
Trick progression: the BC skills i’ve seen (from watching Ryan Atkins/Jeff Groves’ old BC movies, U2, defect) are, in no particular order;
1.riding 2.turning 3. hopping/dropping 4. rolling mount
5.frontspin/backspin 6. backwards 7. foot-push mount (from JG’s section in Defect.) 8. grinding 9. riding shifting skatepark style inclines.
So, with that background information given, here’s…
How much of a cruch is it to learn to ride before learning how to mount, how soon after learning to ride did you rolling mount, etc.
How much harder is foot-push mounting a BC wheel than roll-mounting a BC wheel. Any tips?
When is it appropriate to start working on new skills, and in what order did you learn skills? obviously big drops and frontspins are insane top-tier skills, but are there any “tells” in BC wheeling? For example, when you can hop forever on a uni, it’s kind of a “tell” that you should learn to idle. If you’re in the mood, rank the difficulty of BC skills, or whatever.
Is there any place online where this has already been answered?
I’m in the dark completely about how to master these tricky little rides. There’s no U-level difficulty for BC wheeling, and before i discovered that skill chart, i was completely in the dark on how to get better at unicycling. So that’s why I’m posting this. Surely more people are gonna be riding these after seeing the possibilities from Defect.