?: Which instructional video is best

Hi,

I want me to buy an instructional video and Unicycle.com carries three
of them. Which one would you recommend as the overall best?

Cheers, Oz

Hi Oz,

Our club focuses on the skill levels so we found One Wheel No Limit to be quite valuable. The video demonstrates many of the skills and is nice for us pseudo-newcomers to “see” how they are performed rather than trying to interpret how the rulebook says they should be done. Also, as we have not been to a national convention before and our boys are planning to perform an artistic freestyle routine at NAUCC this summer, we purchased the convention videotape from the 2001 Toronto convention. It was nice to watch and gave us a general idea of what goes on but honestly not much more of an idea of what to expect than our imagination has already.

Bruce

Re: ?: Which instructional video is best

Greetings

In message “?: Which instructional video is best”,
Oliver Zechlin wrote…
>Hi,
>
>I want me to buy an instructional video and Unicycle.com carries three
>of them. Which one would you recommend as the overall best?

This reminds me. The CUA has asked me for a video on standard skills. Is there
something available? I will soon write a l report on my trip to China – meetings
with the CUA and the establishment of the Peking University Unicycle Club.

Stay on top, Jack Halpern
Executive Director for International Development
International Unicycling Federation, Inc.
Website: http://www.kanji.org

Re: ?: Which instructional video is best

I have One Wheel No Limit and enjoy watching it very much. Particularly the giraffe and incredible group riding portions.

My main problem with it is that it shows lots of tricks, but doesn’t have any narration to explain how they’re done. Nothing about the problems one is likely to encounter when starting out or techniques for getting around them.

I’d also be interested in hearing from anyone who has “Introduction to Unicycling with Dustin Kelm” or “One Wheel Jammin’”. The latter says that it includes narration which I think is likely an improvement.

Raphael Lasar
Matawan, NJ

RE: Which instructional video is best

> I want me to buy an instructional video and Unicycle.com carries three
> of them. Which one would you recommend as the overall best?

It depends what you want instruction on.

  1. Introduction to Unicycling with Dustin Kelm: This tape focuses on
    learning to ride, going into plenty of detail on the process. There is some
    other background material, including clips of Dustin Kelm and me doing
    interesting stuff, but mostly this is a learning to ride video.

  2. One Wheel - No Limit: This is a “Wow, I never knew there were so many
    tricks possible!” video. Most of the focus is on showing an incredible
    number of tricks, with some introduction on how to do the basic moves.
    Definitely not a beginner tape, but a mind-boggler if you like unicycle
    tricks.

  3. One Wheel Jammin’: This one was done around 1990 by a school-based group,
    and is best geared toward institutional-type training. In other words, if
    you’re teaching classes or in a club, this one might be the best fit for
    you. Otherwise it is a little outdated, so I would go for one of the other
    two.

The true unicycling enthusiast would get all three, of course… :slight_smile:

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John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone
jfoss@unicycling.com

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