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    Okay, I was wondering peoples skill levels. I'm not even level 1 yet. But I still love it... what about you guys and girls? What are your levels?



    Reference from http://www.unicycling.org (These are the US skill levels):

    Level 1
    Mount Unicycle unassisted
    Ride 50 meters
    Dismount gracefully with unicycle in front

    Level 2
    Mount with left foot
    Mount with right foot
    Ride 10 m between two parallel lines 30 cm apart
    Ride a figure 8 with circle diameters smaller then 3 m
    Ride down a 15 cm vertical drop
    Make a sharp 90 degree turn to the left
    Make a sharp 90 degree turn to the right

    Level 3
    Demonstrate 3 types of mounts
    Ride a figure 8 with circle diameters smaller than 1.5 m
    Come to stop, pedal half a revolution backward and continue forward
    Ride with the stomach on the seat for 10 m
    Make a sharp 180 degree turn to the left
    Make a sharp 180 degree turn to the right
    Hop 5 times
    Ride over a 10 X 10 cm obstacle

    Level 4
    Demonstrate 4 types of mounts
    Ride backward for 10 m
    Ride one footed for 10 m
    Idle with left foot down 25 times
    Idle with right foot down 25 times
    Ride with the seat out in front for 10 m
    Ride with the seat out in back for 10 m
    Make a sharp 360 degree turn the left
    Make a sharp 360 degree turn the right

    Level 5
    Demonstrate 5 types of mounts
    Ride backward in a circle
    Ride one footed in a figure eight
    Idle one footed with left foot down 25 times
    Idle one footed with right foot down 25 times
    Ride with the seat out in front in a circle
    Ride with the seat out in back in a circle
    Ride with the seat on the side in a circle
    Hop-twist 90 degrees to the left
    Hop-twist 90 degrees to the right
    Walk the wheel for 10 m

    Level 6
    Demonstrate 6 types of mounts
    Ride backward in a figure 8
    Ride with the seat out in front in a figure eight
    Ride with the seat out in back in a figure eight
    Ride backward with the seat out in front for 10 m
    Ride with seat on the side in a circle to the left
    Ride with seat on the side in a circle to the right
    Ride one footed with the left foot for 10 m
    Ride one footed with the right foot for 10 m
    Backspin
    Frontspin
    Spin
    Hop standing on wheel 5 times

    Level 7
    Demonstrate 7 types of mounts
    Ride backward with seat out in front in a circle
    Ride one footed with left foot in a circle
    Ride one footed with right foot in a circle
    Walk the wheel in a circle
    Walk the wheel one footed for 10 m
    Hop-twist 180 degrees to the left
    Hop-twist 180 degrees to the right
    Ride backward with the seat out in back for 10 m
    Spin the left
    Spin to the right

    Level 8
    Demonstrate 8 types of mounts
    Ride one footed with the left foot in a figure 8
    Ride one footed with the right foot in a figure 8
    Walk the wheel in a figure eight
    Walk the wheel one footed in a circle
    Ride backward one footed for 10 m
    Glide for 10 m (no feet on the pedals, you can use a foot on the surface of the tire as a brake.)
    Hand wheel walk for 10 m
    Pirouette
    Backward spin

    Level 9
    Demonstrate 9 types of mounts
    Walk the wheel one footed in a figure 8
    Ride backward one footed in a circle
    Ride backward with the seat out in front in figure 8
    Ride backward with the seat out in back in a circle
    Walk the wheel one footed with left foot for 10 m
    Walk the wheel one footed with right foot for 10 m
    Walk the wheel backward for 10 m
    Drag seat in front 10 m
    Drag seat in back for 10 m
    Ride backward one footed with the left foot 10 m
    Ride backward one footed with the right foot 10 m
    Ride one footed with the seat out in front for 10 m
    Backward pirouette

    Level 10
    Demonstrate 10 types of mounts
    Ride backward with seat out in back in a figure 8
    Ride backward one footed in a figure 8
    Walk the wheel one footed with left foot in circle
    Walk the wheel one footed with right foot in circle
    Walk the wheel backward in a circle
    180 uni spin
    Sideways wheel walk for 10 m
    Coast for 10 m
    Side ride for 10 m
    Walk the wheel one footed backward for 10 m




    -SpYdeR
    Summit Rider.

  • #2
    I can do all the skills up to level 3 I'm working on some of the level 4, but then again I'm also trying to learn how to do Unispins, Can crank grab every now and then, and hop over way bigger stuff than 4x4. Skill levels arnt really my cup o tea, I just like to go out and try to ride big. If you have fun your skill level doesnt matter.I also notice The skill levels seem to be jaded for freestyle riders, thats probably why I'm not into making a level 4 that much. When can I see a Trials or Muni skill level check list?
    No one said it was gonna be easy and I'm not afraid to try, with the odds stacked up against me I will have to fight, One Life One Wheel got to do it right. H2O


    -------MUNI MILITIA -------
    One Wheeled Death Squad

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    • #3
      I'm with you. Skill levels are interesting, but as long as you're having fun, you have enough skill. I haven't seen a MUni one or a Trials one. I'm guessing that the trials one is hard.

      SpYdeR
      Summit Rider.

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      • #4
        Skill level 4 working on 5-B-4-Harper
        If I had a signature, would you forge it?

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        • #5
          same, i can do all up to level 2, most of level 3 and a few in 4&5, but i usually prefer riding
          Your body is an insturement, not an orinament

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          • #6
            Level 4 with a few maneuvers not mentioned in the skills list.

            Oh Oh look at the time ...........gotta go.
            Sned

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            • #7
              Level 5
              >Demonstrate 5 types of mounts
              >Ride backward in a circle
              >Ride one footed in a figure eight
              Idle one footed with left foot down 25 times
              >Idle one footed with right foot down 25 times
              >Ride with the seat out in front in a circle
              Ride with the seat out in back in a circle
              Ride with the seat on the side in a circle
              >Hop-twist 90 degrees to the left
              >Hop-twist 90 degrees to the right
              Walk the wheel for 10 m

              Level 6
              >Demonstrate 6 types of mounts
              Ride backward in a figure 8
              Ride with the seat out in front in a figure eight
              Ride with the seat out in back in a figure eight
              Ride backward with the seat out in front for 10 m
              Ride with seat on the side in a circle to the left
              Ride with seat on the side in a circle to the right
              >Ride one footed with the left foot for 10 m
              >Ride one footed with the right foot for 10 m
              Backspin
              >Frontspin
              >Spin
              Hop standing on wheel 5 times

              I am level four and I can do what is marked of five and six

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              • #8
                Re: Your skill levels...

                > Okay, I was wondering peoples skill levels. I'm not even level 1 yet.
                > But I still love it...


                Me neither and too.

                > Level 1
                > Mount Coker unassisted
                > Ride 50 meters
                > Dismount gracefully with Coker in front


                I can do all those things, but not all together on the first or second try.
                I was alternating between freemount practice and assisted (minivan luggage
                rack hold) practice, but now that the assisted rides are semi-consistently a
                block long (I'm too cowardly to cross Wilshire yet) I've been emphasizing
                freemount practice more.

                Also, dismounting gracefully with Coker in front took a lot of getting used
                to - dismounting gracefully with Coker in back seemed easier and more
                natural.



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                • #9
                  I can do everything in level 2 confidently, but maybe not every time. I have done all the things in level 3 before but with slim consistancy, except ride with Seat on Stomach. This I found strange because I CAN ride with seat out in front for a long ways and hop that way too. I learned to hop on a unicycle before I could freemount, but I do a ton of hopping and trials on my dualie mountain bike. I currently don't have my unicycle and I don't get it back for a few weeks, no good.

                  topside

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                  • #10
                    Re: Your skill levels...

                    2, halfway on 3 (and a few skills of 4) but seldom working on it.

                    Klaas Bil

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                    • #11
                      Alright, I'll get more specific on myself...

                      If it isn't marked I can't do it. If it has a "<" I can do it pretty consistenly, and a ">" means sometimes.


                      Level 1
                      <Mount Unicycle unassisted
                      Ride 50 meters
                      >Dismount gracefully with unicycle in front

                      Level 2
                      <Mount with left foot
                      >Mount with right foot
                      >Ride 10 m between two parallel lines 30 cm apart
                      Ride a figure 8 with circle diameters smaller then 3 m
                      >Ride down a 15 cm vertical drop
                      Make a sharp 90 degree turn to the left
                      Make a sharp 90 degree turn to the right

                      Level 3
                      >Demonstrate 3 types of mounts
                      Ride a figure 8 with circle diameters smaller than 1.5 m
                      Come to stop, pedal half a revolution backward and continue forward
                      Ride with the stomach on the seat for 10 m
                      Make a sharp 180 degree turn to the left
                      Make a sharp 180 degree turn to the right
                      <Hop 5 times
                      >Ride over a 10 X 10 cm obstacle
                      Summit Rider.

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                      • #12
                        Uni-Dad: Level three, need to learn one footed and seat out front and back to pass level four. Only level 5 skils is one foot idling 25x with either foot.

                        Uni-Daughter, age 11: Level two, only needs get over obstacle to pass level three. Level 4 skills ride backwards, one footed, idling 25x with either foot down and 360 turn. Level 5 one footed figure eights and one foot idle with right foot.

                        Uni-Daughter, age 6: Level one.

                        Uni-Dog: pulls real hard on the leash.
                        Steve

                        Hop Drop & Roll

                        “If something is too hard to do, then it's not worth doing. You just stick that guitar in the closet next to your
                        shortwave radio, your karate outfit and your unicycle and we'll go inside and watch TV.” – Homer

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                        • #13
                          Re: Your skill levels...

                          >Okay, I was wondering peoples skill levels. I'm not even level 1 yet.
                          >But I still love it... what about you guys and girls? What are your
                          >levels?
                          >


                          I have tested through Level 2 (though my left-foot mount is always a bit
                          shaky). Level 3 will be difficult to get through, as I can do only one kind of
                          mount so far, can make it over the obstacle about one time out of four, and
                          can't do the stomach thing at all. I do have some Level 4 skills; I can idle
                          pretty well with either foot and can ride backwards in a reasonably controlled
                          manner.

                          Idling's being a Level 4 skill always surprised me a bit. I learned to idle as
                          I was learning to ride, but it took me weeks to learn to freemount. People have
                          told me that hopping is easier than idling, and I still can't hop in any
                          practical way (I can do the five bounces but that's about it). I haven't had
                          much interest in learning the more performance-type skills, and have
                          concentrated on things that are of practical use in everyday neighborhood
                          riding. My next goal is to learn to hop well enough to get over curbs and
                          things.

                          I've thought from time to time that there should be another, parallel system of
                          skill ranking that would assign each skill a point value, and rank you by how
                          many points you have. You could mix-and-match skills in any order to add points
                          to your ranking. Someone with all of the points would be a full Level 10 rider
                          on the traditional scale. Thus if you were stuck at Level 4 because you
                          couldn't, say, ride seat-out-back or something, you would still get credit for
                          riding one-footed and wheel-walking and gliding and doing eight different
                          mounts and so forth.


                          - Joe in MN

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                          • #14
                            Re: Your skill levels...

                            level 4.

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                            • #15
                              I'm at level 4. I'm working at level 5 skill.
                              I have a question: is the second part (from pedal on the top of the obstacle to wheel on the top) of pedal grab so easy as I've seen on videos?
                              I think working on levels is important cause freestyle, muni, trial are all parts of the same "sport".
                              http://picasaweb.google.com/Giocologgi

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