workshop thoughts

I’m going to be teaching a unicycle workshop at an upcoming juggling convention. (Rochester, NY, this weekend: www.rit.edu/~jugwww )

Anyway, I was wondering if anyone had any particular advice to offer. I very quickly wrote up an outline of topics I can cover (read tricks I can do), and figured I’d quickly run through how I learned them. I’m planning to first discuss freestyle riding, then do a little talk on trials since trials obstacles will be easy enough to find on campus.

If anyone has anything to say about what advice has been particularly good or bad on any topic, I’d be interested to hear, or if there’s anything not listed that maybe should be.

Oh, right, it’s a workshop for non-beginners. Which means if everyone is a beginner, I guess it’ll be a demo.

Below are my topics. Thanks,
Jeff Lutkus

Topics:
Unicycle
Freestyle:
benefits of various features on a freestyle unicycle
mount
rollback
standard
kickup
jump / suicide
ride
forwards
backwards
talk about wobble of wheel
idle
normal
horizontal
standstill
turning
slow
sharp
pirouette
1 foot
idle
ride
on frame
extended
seat out – note on position of both hands
on stomach
in front
behind
on side
drag
wheel walk
transition into
two feet
one foot
transition out of
glide
coast
stand up
juggle while on unicycle

Trials:
ideal trials unicycle
tire pressure
safety
helmet
gloves
shin
ankle
hop
in place for balance / instead of idle
standstill
seat under
seat out
where to hold seat
height by tire compression
pre-hop
push down hop
sideways
forward
rolling
gap
object to object
over a mark on the ground
curbs
hopping over
rolling down
rolling up
riding on
stairs
hopping up
multiple stairs at a time
hopping down
riding down
drops
rolling off
jumping off
rolling out
just ride around demonstrating on whatever I find

er, I think that list didn’t format well. Anyway, it should show topics and sub-headings under topics. But since it didn’t, you’ll just have to guess which are the main and which are the sub topics.

Re: workshop thoughts

On Wed, 30 Apr 2003 16:04:08 -0500, lutkus
<lutkus.mpvrb@timelimit.unicyclist.com> wrote:

>er, I think that list didn’t format well.
Usenet rules! Your intended format came out perfect.

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

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I’m interested in reading what you have to say (really, really briefly of course) on these topics:

  • Benefits of various features on a freestyle unicycle
  • Talk about wobble of wheel
  • Drag
  • Standstill
  • Height by tire compression
  • Pre-hop
  • Push down hop

Would you mind just telling me your main point (briefly) for each area?

Thanks,
Andrew