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  • #16
    How come you only go right to left? It seems like you'd have to do less walking if you'd just climb back on facing the other way and go back to the start.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by one4all View Post
      Wow Yuval, this is amazing!
      I'm watching this now and it makes me wanna go out and return to my own unfinished challenge of basic WW

      I haven't been in this forum for quite a while now (few weeks).
      BTW - I moved in to the new office at TLV and I'm riding every day with my 36er from Ramat-Gan to TLV (Atidim) via the Yarkon trail.

      We need to catch another ride together sometime soon.
      Maybe WW session?
      Thanks shay!
      Happy to hear that you ride the 36er to work as you plan, you probably an expert 36er rider by now with all those miles behind you...

      I left mine hanging from the ceiling for awhile, but it would be nice to meet again and hit the road with those beasts

      Keep in touch,
      UVcycle

      Originally posted by Shmolagin View Post
      How come you only go right to left? It seems like you'd have to do less walking if you'd just climb back on facing the other way and go back to the start.
      In terms of efficiency you probably right, but I use the walking back as a short mental and physical break (my session doesn't include any official breaks... ).
      Walking back gives me also time to give myself short feedback about what was wrong/good, and what is need to be done the next try.

      2 hours session doing it both sides will be way exhausting for me

      Have fun,
      UVcycle
      Just because you're breathing doesn't mean you're alive
      UVcycle's YouTube Channel

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      • #18
        Originally posted by UVcycle View Post
        In terms of efficiency you probably right, but I use the walking back as a short mental and physical break (my session doesn't include any official breaks... ).
        Walking back gives me also time to give myself short feedback about what was wrong/good, and what is need to be done the next try.

        2 hours session doing it both sides will be way exhausting for me

        Have fun,
        UVcycle
        That makes sense

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        • #19
          Day 7 - 0h45min | Total: 10h20min

          Hi,

          Just 45 min session today, no major updates from yesterday. I guess I need to give more saddle hours for it.

          At least I had funny moment today:
          3 kids and their mom, stood and watched me while I was struggling the 1ftww. With every try they hope that I'll succeed, and when I didn't they were very disappointed
          At this point I thought it would be nice to give them a little show , so I rode away and passed by them with sweet long 2ftww > 180 hop > and rode back one-footed - the kids were like crazy! they clapped and shout "look he did it!!! he did it!!!"
          I thanked them and said they are great audience... their mom looked at me and said "well done! you finally did it!!! what a persistence!"...
          I guess it's too much to ask from non-riders to identify the difference between the two skills...

          Anyway I have an issue with my frame shoulder (?). It became quite slippery (see pic below), and several time my right foot run out of it, and I had to bail.
          What do you say, should I just glue on it a strip of sandpaper (have it on my Qu-ax 20" but it's peeling easily), or something else?




          Have fun,
          UVcycle
          Just because you're breathing doesn't mean you're alive
          UVcycle's YouTube Channel

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          • #20
            For the slippery crown, you could try grip tape. BMX flatland riders use grip tape on their axle pegs.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by unibokk View Post
              For the slippery crown, you could try grip tape. BMX flatland riders use grip tape on their axle pegs.
              Grip tape is an excellent idea, I'll get one, thank you!

              Have fun,
              UVcycle
              Just because you're breathing doesn't mean you're alive
              UVcycle's YouTube Channel

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              • #22
                Hi,

                No 1ftww session today, but I took unibokk advice regarding the slippery crown. I went to skate a shop and bought strip of grip tape, 2 minutes of work and the result seems pretty good. I did it on the left side too to keep the muni balanced
                Actually it looks too grippy but I assume that it is only because it's new...



                So I run out of excuses and I have to go and practice


                Have fun,
                UVcycle
                Just because you're breathing doesn't mean you're alive
                UVcycle's YouTube Channel

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                • #23
                  Looks good. Let us know how the grip tape works in practise.

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                  • #24
                    Day 8 -1h30min | Total: 11h50min

                    Wow, Wow, Wow!!!
                    I had an excellent 1ftww session today. Just after work, I took myself and rode to the local skatepark. It was very hot and humid afternoon, but I thought that it's a good chance to practice on that flat smooth surface.

                    First of all @unibokk, the grip tape was great! Although I think I need to wrap it around the crown, so it won't peel.

                    From the first try I felt more confident and balanced - something happened! I would say that it's kind of breakthrough don't get me wrong, it's not that I can say that I mastered the 1ftww, I'm gonna spent hours till I'll be there for sure, but I already know that I can do it and it feels sooooo good

                    Some news from today:
                    - I mount very quickly with minimum support.
                    - I have more control with my foot (several times I even succeeded to control the direction)
                    - once or twice I doubled the distance I used to ride

                    Can't wait for the coming weekend, the skatepark is my target now
                    I didn't take video today, although I had my phone and the gorilla tripod with me, because there were many kids all around and I didn't want someone to smash it. Next time I'll think of something to hang it securely and take some shots.

                    Have fun,
                    UVcycle
                    Just because you're breathing doesn't mean you're alive
                    UVcycle's YouTube Channel

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                    • #25
                      That's great progress. Have you tried using your resting foot as a drag brake?

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by unibokk View Post
                        That's great progress. Have you tried using your resting foot as a drag brake?
                        I didn't try it, but it happened unintentionally several time, and I've noticed the potential of that. It just seem too early to put another variable in the equation...

                        Have fun,
                        UVcycle
                        Just because you're breathing doesn't mean you're alive
                        UVcycle's YouTube Channel

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                        • #27
                          [QUOTE=UVcycle; It just seem too early to put another variable in the equation...


                          A wise decision. It's always best to keep it simple when learning a new trick,especially when it's a really difficult trick like the one foot wheel walk.Take your time and have fun!

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                          • #28
                            Thanks unibokk!

                            Originally posted by waaalrus View Post
                            ...For one foot wheel walk I would be careful of what's fairly common with one foot tricks which is leaning towards the foot that's doing the work...
                            How could I forget... @waaalrus, now I can say that I know exactly the importance of the leaning towards, thank you for that!

                            Have fun,
                            UVcycle
                            Just because you're breathing doesn't mean you're alive
                            UVcycle's YouTube Channel

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                            • #29
                              Day 9 -2h00min | Total: 13h50min

                              Hi,

                              2 more hours today at the skate park.
                              I think I've got the idea, and I just need more time to get consistent and make more distance.
                              yep, from today I'm going to try to enlarge the distance I ride to the point I'll feel it's time to move on to the next 2 steps: 1ftww from riding, and back to the pedals...

                              Here is today's video, just few tries in it, but it's representative:

                              [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s18pu0TOF9M&feature=youtube_gdata"]1ftWW Challenge Day 9 - YouTube[/ame]

                              Have fun,
                              UVcycle
                              Just because you're breathing doesn't mean you're alive
                              UVcycle's YouTube Channel

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                              • #30
                                Day 10 - 13 | 8h30min | Total: 22h20min

                                Hi all,

                                The last few sessions were great! I feel that I'm enjoying the fruits of very, very hard labor, and it's a-w-e-s-o-m-e

                                I move to the next step in my 1FTWW challenge, and start learn doing it from riding...

                                Here is the last video for this step:

                                [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2pgwV0AkOk"]1FTWW Challenge Days 10 - 13 - YouTube[/ame]

                                Have fun,
                                UVcycle
                                Just because you're breathing doesn't mean you're alive
                                UVcycle's YouTube Channel

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