Wheelwalking on tightrope

Jorga got a book from the library on The Art of Chinese Acrobatics, which
features a photo of a Chinese girl wheelwalking on a tightrope. (There are many
more “undoable” skills in this book.)

I could scan the picture but I have no website to put it on. I could e-mail it
though if anyone is interested.

Klaas Bil

RE: Wheelwalking on tightrope

> >Jorga got a book from the library on The Art of Chinese Acrobatics, which
> >features a photo of a Chinese girl wheelwalking on a tightrope.

If she has a balance pole, it’s not real far-fetched as it’s easy to pose in
that position (with the pole), and a common part of unicycle-on-wire acts.

John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

“Matter matters” - Mike Anderson (of Anderson Solone Inc.)

Re: Wheelwalking on tightrope

Hi,

Wow, that’s quite a trick- I’d love to see it!

When people unicycle on tightropes, do they ride on just a rim, or is there
something specially designed for this purpose?

Thanks,

Kris.

— Klaas Bil <klaasbil_remove_the_spamkiller_@xs4all.nl> wrote:
> Jorga got a book from the library on The Art of Chinese Acrobatics, which
> features a photo of a Chinese girl wheelwalking on a tightrope. (There are
> many more “undoable” skills in this book.)
>
> I could scan the picture but I have no website to put it on. I could e-mail it
> though if anyone is interested.
>
> Klaas Bil


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RE: Wheelwalking on tightrope

> When people unicycle on tightropes, do they ride on just a rim, or is there
> something specially designed for this purpose?

The general concept is riding on a rim, but you have to put something in there
to protect the spoke heads. I’ve seen where the sides of the rim were also
extended, to provide more overlap with the wire.

The problem with riding a unicycle on a wire is that even though you have a
notch in the bottom of your wheel, all it takes is a little bit of pedaling with
the wheel off course to ride you right off the wire. A bicycle on a wire usually
has the front wheel welded in place. It’s less likely to become derailed than a
freight train.

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone http://www.unicycling.com

“Matter matters” - Mike Anderson (of Anderson Solone Inc.)

Re: Wheelwalking on tightrope

Bill,

I’d love to see it, and I’m (for the moment) archiving all responses / photos of
“Things You Can’t Do” on a unicycle. Later, tough, they shall all all appear as
a list on Unicycling.org.

Thanks and looking forward to your E-Mail,

Steve

At 08:51 PM 5/10/00 GMT, you wrote:
>Jorga got a book from the library on The Art of Chinese Acrobatics, which
>features a photo of a Chinese girl wheelwalking on a tightrope. (There are many
>more “undoable” skills in this book.)
>
>I could scan the picture but I have no website to put it on. I could e-mail it
>though if anyone is interested.
>
>Klaas Bil
>