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  • The Evolution of Unicycling - UW36 Footage

    Hello everyone, until very recently, I thought the UW36 was neat, but not that great. The other day changed my mind completely.

    This is awesome!

    I'm going to be spending little time on the MUni now, this is really fantastic to play on.

    The mounts shown are done kinda quick, i didn't think about slowing down the movie to show it, so look carefully.

    I was going to keep the clip secret till I got good, but I'm too excited.

    This is quite heavy, an alluminum Airfoil rim would be awesome. Hardest part in hopping is that the elbow is between the knees.

    At the end you see me slinging it over my shoulders, it was an unintentional move, but it really shows how much easier it is to transport.

    40mb worthwhile download
    Happy Life Day

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    Re: The Evolution of Unicycling - UW36 Footage

    Originally posted by Sofa

    This is awesome!
    I was going to keep the clip secret till I got good, but I'm too excited.
    40mb worthwhile download
    I got up this morning and saw your thread and just had to view the movie, so I started downloading it and had breakfast while it downloaded. Watching you ride that beast was a great way to start the morning, I especially liked the "running sucide mount" and the hops. Looks like you're already more than "good" on it!


    You're right, that was AWESOME!!!!!!!
    If you ain't crashing, you ain't going fast enough!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • #3
      Some nice new moves there and they look good on the big wheel.

      The UW looks great too... did you make it? What "crank" size
      do you have there? How much does it weigh?

      The wheel does not offer that much clearance at times.

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      • #4
        Crazy wicked!

        Nice work, Sofa!!

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        • #5
          40 megs!?
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          • #6
            Absolutely amazing Sofa, that's something for me to refer to when I'm doubting whether or not something is do-able on a 36" UW. It was well worth the download and would still have been if we still had 56k here at home. I was particularly amazed at the rolling mount. As I mentioned in another thread I'm really keen to try them...now I know it's possible. Well actually I was talking about a rolling suicide mount, but I'm sure you'll have that down soon enough too.

            Thanks for sharing. It's great when a new form of unicycling is 'discovered' like this. I realise this sort of thing may have been done before, but I have never seen it being done.

            Congratulations!

            Andrew

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            • #7
              Thanks guys

              The cranks are set at 165mm, and it's ideal

              I have yet to find any sort of compression that does not mess up the quality too much, so I would much rather put up a 40MB version than a grainy 20MB one. Stay away from Cameras that do .mov's

              Andrew, I've already got the rolling suicide done now, since that clip was taken.

              It is incredibly heavy.

              I have landed crack and balls to rubber a few times, but it doesn't hurt all that much, the wheel kinda gets out of the way soon enough
              Happy Life Day

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              • #8
                Wow, congratulations. Any tips for rolling mounts and rolling suicde mounts? Have oyu tried any backwards riding on it? It's a lot of fun. I can now freemount it most of the time, and I'm finally beginning to ride with the wheel a little more upright than before. I love it, it's so much fun. Thanks for inspiring me to try.

                Andrew

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                • #9
                  I have got a tiny distanc backwards, maybe 2-3 strokes

                  I haven't figured out idling yet

                  Tips on a rolling suicide mount...roll UW...run and leap. wish i could be of further assistance

                  I'm also working on a few other cool tricks right now, this is so much more fun than a 24" (although to be honest, I have spent much more time on this one)
                  Happy Life Day

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                  • #10
                    Re: The Evolution of Unicycling - UW36 Footage

                    Originally posted by Sofa
                    Hardest part in hopping is that the elbow is between the knees.
                    Amazing!

                    The hopping looks surprisingly easy with such a tall wheel. Has anyone ever tried hopping a UW before?
                    I was standing in the park wondering why frisbees get bigger as they get closer. Then it hit me.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sofa

                      I have yet to find any sort of compression that does not mess up the quality too much, so I would much rather put up a 40MB version than a grainy 20MB one. Stay away from Cameras that do .mov's
                      Yeah, they are not the best, but you could download "Bink and Smacker" from http://www.radgametools.com/ then you can convert the file from .mov to .avi, and compress them.

                      Rusty

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                      • #12
                        after leaving my pc on all night to download 40 megs, i would have to say its the "De-evolution of Unicycling.
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                        • #13
                          that was very entertaining

                          and very nicely done--thanks. your theme song also adds a lot to this clip--who and what is the song?

                          thanks again.

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                          • #14
                            First, I do like the movie, the way it's done is pretty cool to me. Like the music, like the moves, and you make riding that thing look pretty easy (and fun!). If I was going to get a UW, I would have to go with one like this. It is pretty pimp. The file was a bit big, but eh. Did you make that UW? It is cooooool. I've never really been drawn to them. But this one... this one is different. I'm attracted to it. Awesome job overall. Awesome wheel. I need one.
                            "those are both awesome and together you make an unstoppable team of frameless evil"
                            -Tim, regarding Sofa on his amazing UW36 and Joel on the BC.

                            R.

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                            • #15
                              I haven't had a chance to download the video yet, so I may be wrong in saying this. But if the "evolution of unicycling" means doing away with the seat, I'm not sure I'm going to want to evolve that much....
                              John Foss
                              www.unicycling.com

                              "Who is going to argue with a mom who can ride a unicycle?" -- Forums member "HiMo"

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