> I’m starting to work on wheel walk, but being old I don’t want to kill
> myself. I have read that there are some pre-skills needed for this.
I can ww a little, did it before one foot idling, and can’t do wheel idling,
which I had not previously heard of. Just practice whatever takes your
fancy. Pre-skills are indicators, not requirements.
For ww I started doing it with one hand on the wall. Hold onto something,
put your feet on the wheel, remember to lean back a little, go for it. You
should find yourself dismounting to the rear (or landing on your rear ),
often as to the front, or you aren’t leaning back.
Doing it slowly just means you are in control of the wheel - you will often
yourself shifting your feet like crazy to keep up, and then dismounting to
the front, especially if you don’t lean back. That is not controlled.
I learnt to go from idling much later, and find this much more difficult to
right - my balance tends to be off for the first couple of ‘steps’.
Please define ‘old’.
Arnold the Aardvark - still can’t turn to the right in ww
Thanks Sofa, and fred for the link to David’s great description. I guess that is the one I saw, but I think it was somewhere else.
I wonder why wheel idling isn’t in the list of skills. Maybe it is not well defined enough. My problem with that skill right now is that I don’t continue one foot idle after I put my foot on the wheel. I actually just mount into this wheel idle, with a finger against a wall or on the ceiling above for balance. But it look neat. It seems like a fun trick all by itself, and practicing doesn’t wear my leg out like idling does.
Now what is ‘old’?
Old is wearing full pads even for indoor practice because you reason that concreat is just as hard inside, and gravity is just as strong.
Old is not having or being able to rely on you parents to purchase your unicycle equipment, and, um, having to purchase such equipment for your own offspring.
Old is distinguished from ‘really old’ and ‘really really old’.