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  • "Torker Torture"!!!!!!!

    I had this idea for a uni film...

    its simple...
    buy a torker cx.
    put a nice seat on it.
    and thrash it with trials!!

    ride it till unridable!!!

    take the psi to 50 and do a 5 foot drop!!!

    rate this idea -1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-?

  • #2
    Not a bad idea. As long as you do a steady progression of abuse. Otherwise your video ends up being 10 seconds long once you taco the wheel on your first drop.

    I think a better idea would be to fill the tire with pudding and then do a big drop.


    • #3
      or read colored corn syrup. that could be a good hidden feature for a video. just fill a tire too fat for the rim with varios condiments and dessert treats and land some heavy drops.

      my vote is for mustard.
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      • #4
        That sounds like fun.

        The filling with condiments type ideas sounds funny, but I question what's going to happen with the tire/tube combo when you hit. Shouldn't provide any bounce at all... maybe even dangerous!

        There's only one way to find out.


        • #5
          The max psi is 60 on the 24 inch wheel.

          And why bother with a drop? Riding it across a slope (not up and down) and the wheel will bend.

          It did for me anyway.

          I love the idea, but be careful. The small stunts will do a lot more damage than you may suppose.
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          • #6
            The first thing that would happen wouls be the axle breaking.I broke the axle on my old lx.


            • #7
              Heres a couple better ideas:

              Save the money and buy better equipment for yourself.

              Use the money to donate a unicycle to a club, or for use as a prize at a convention.

              Buy love.
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              • #8
                Dude, you have way too much money.

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                • #9
                  Yeah the first uni I had was a 24" lx, I ruined the axil and the cranks on my first 4 foot drop ever. I still have all the parts floating around the grage hopeing that some day I can fix it.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TheObieOne3226
                    Heres a couple better ideas:

                    Save the money and buy better equipment for yourself.

                    Use the money to donate a unicycle to a club, or for use as a prize at a convention.

                    Buy love.
                    You can't buy love!
                    You may "help it" a bit, bit you can't actually buy it, and that really sucks.

                    Anyway, i think the other 2 advices are very noble and fair.
                    Last edited by lleberg; 2004-11-17, 09:59 AM.
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                    • #11
                      Re: &quot;Torker Torture&quot;!!!!!!!

                      Originally posted by total uni
                      rate this idea -1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-?
                      I rate it "It's your money."

                      But why kill a Torker, a perfectly good "regular" uni, great to learn on? If you want to kill something, you should get one of those crap tricycle-technology unicycles, like my old Troxel. You can find lots of them on eBay. Buy one cheap, and do the unicycling world a favor by destroying it!

                      Unfortunately it's been done (Universe I). When that video was first screened, most of the group I was with didn't understand this part. They thought it was too mean or destructive. That's because they didn't learn to ride on a Troxel. I thought it was one of the best parts of the whole film. Hilarious! How many times did I want to do that when I was trying to ride that piece of crap?
                      Last edited by johnfoss; 2004-11-17, 07:49 PM.
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                      • #12
                        How are you guys breaking your axles off of just 4' drops, you must have to land pretty damn hard. I've done 4 footers a whole bunch of times on my 24'' lx, all that happened was one of the cranks bent a little cause it wasnt tightened down all the way. You guys need to learn to absorb the falls better or something.
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                        • #13
                          If you really want a rating, I'd give it a 0. Why trash a perfectly good learner uni? Use the money to buy something worthwhile.


                          • #14
                            Exactly, why trash a good uni when there are still old cottered hubs in this world.

                            I think I may have just found a way to retire several of mine.

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                            • #15
                              If you feel the great urge to waste your money like this than buy one of these: Here Click! I have always wondered how these would hold up to the slightest abuse, the question here is which will break first the cranks, the hub, or the entire wheel!?!?
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