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  • #16
    NoOb, NeWb, nOOb!!!
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    • #17
      Hey I have two questions, I've only been riding for 2 months and the only people I've ever seen on unicycles have all been on youtube so I don't know some basic stuff.

      When I hop around on my uni, I have the seat straight under me with my hand on the front bumper, but I see the videos of people riding with their hands on the side of the seat. My question, how do you hold the side of the seat and keep the seat straight up? Because when I try that, the seat ends up tilted way out in front so I couldn't imagine having any control like that.

      The second question is how do you get the seat out in front of your legs because my legs are always too close together for the seat to pass through without me pulling and wiggling it out which throws off my balance?

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      • #18
        That's a more advanced way of hopping, it increases your max potential hop height. It's called SIF (Seat In Front). Don't worry about trying to hop SIF until you can hop, say 1 ft or 30 cm+ SI (Seat In).

        I learned to ride SIF holding onto a fence. I learned to do it w/ either hand - good for when one hand gets tired and could be good in some trials situations.

        I recomend learning to ride SIF first, then how to pull the seat out. At first the whole uni is going to wobble like crazy. Stabilize it w/ your holding hand and pedal w/ REALLY SMOOTH circles.

        For SIF you need the seat lower than for normal riding, but most like it higher than for SI trials.
        Last edited by skilewis74; 2008-09-02, 07:45 AM.
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