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  • #31
    soz for the double post -- Anyway i raised the seat post about 2 cms maybe a inch and i dont think I can jump as high (SI) but I think I can 1ft better. I want to get into trials I think maybe street I don't really know cause I dont think Im a very good jumper maybe I should focus on something else but anyway. So do you think I should have it so I can 1ft better or jump higher? there both comfortable and easyish to ride so any comments?
    High Jump: 38cm
    LONG JUMP: 1.5 Metre
    Practicing: Increasing jump height and working on pedal grabs
    Believe in the FSM and his noodly appendage.
    I Love harry the hazmat

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    • #32
      Originally posted by patsandy100
      soz for the double post -- Anyway i raised the seat post about 2 cms maybe a inch and i dont think I can jump as high (SI) but I think I can 1ft better. I want to get into trials I think maybe street I don't really know cause I dont think Im a very good jumper maybe I should focus on something else but anyway. So do you think I should have it so I can 1ft better or jump higher? there both comfortable and easyish to ride so any comments?
      Ok, i say keep the seat up...
      When i first put mine up i didnt think i could jump as high, but after starting SIF a bit my SI is now better than before - i think its also technique too...
      leave your seat up and just practice - you'll get better, i can guarantee it!
      Its amazing how much an cm or 2 can make a difference to the feel i reckon!
      Keep at it man, you'll hit it soon!
      EDIT: just as an indication i now ride with my seat a little over 2 inches higher than i did when i first got my Nimbus!
      Last edited by mill_mobile; 2008-06-18, 09:27 AM.

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      • #33
        wow, nice. I will keep at it. When I have both feet doing 1fters ill send you a pm hopefully ill get a camera soon and release my first video XD a mobile phone doens't take good enough movies for me :P
        High Jump: 38cm
        LONG JUMP: 1.5 Metre
        Practicing: Increasing jump height and working on pedal grabs
        Believe in the FSM and his noodly appendage.
        I Love harry the hazmat

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        • #34
          well I don't recommend it but when I taught myself one footed I bent my knee and tucked my leg in close to the frame... it worked, but its easier to rest your foot on the frame. try grip tape, that might help some
          Unicycling: Half the wheels, twice the skill.

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          • #35
            That was how I was doing it before Mill told me how to do it better :P The kh has a rough bit there should I still get some of this grip tape you speak of?
            High Jump: 38cm
            LONG JUMP: 1.5 Metre
            Practicing: Increasing jump height and working on pedal grabs
            Believe in the FSM and his noodly appendage.
            I Love harry the hazmat

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            • #36
              Originally posted by patsandy100
              That was how I was doing it before Mill told me how to do it better :P The kh has a rough bit there should I still get some of this grip tape you speak of?
              Nar dude, dont worry about the grip tape - my Nimbus doesnt even have a rough bit there and its fine

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              • #37
                Nar dude, dont worry about the grip tape - my Nimbus doesnt even have a rough bit there and its fine
                Ok I wont bother, Is it just me or is the opposite foot alot harder ? :P I can only get 2 revs if im lucky. It takes all my concentration getting my right foot on the crown where as with the left i can do it automatically. I guess its just practice. When does wheel walking come into the equation? I cant seem to be able to wheel walk yet
                High Jump: 38cm
                LONG JUMP: 1.5 Metre
                Practicing: Increasing jump height and working on pedal grabs
                Believe in the FSM and his noodly appendage.
                I Love harry the hazmat

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                • #38
                  To be honest i have never tried with the opposite foot! Might give it a go this arvo!
                  I never tried ww either so cant comment!

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                  • #39
                    Alright. Thanks for all your help Mill!! Ill keep practising my 1ft'ing its really alot of fun thanks.

                    PAt
                    High Jump: 38cm
                    LONG JUMP: 1.5 Metre
                    Practicing: Increasing jump height and working on pedal grabs
                    Believe in the FSM and his noodly appendage.
                    I Love harry the hazmat

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                    • #40
                      my opposite.. though I don't use it as often because I can do the other better was easy after my good foot. Just a little lopsided because it is less coordinated.
                      Last edited by SixSixOne : Youtube-ay at Vim:eo PM.
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                      • #41
                        I've definitely mastered one foot now (I'm Uni Tricks!)
                        -Brandon Nankivell
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                        • #42
                          I got it to go for ages good fun.
                          High Jump: 38cm
                          LONG JUMP: 1.5 Metre
                          Practicing: Increasing jump height and working on pedal grabs
                          Believe in the FSM and his noodly appendage.
                          I Love harry the hazmat

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                          • #43
                            haha, hey clown your only a yr older than me! Anyway, when I started learning to ride one fted, I actually let my let stay just off the petal, (also because I had a training uni at the time, with a rounded crown) but as I got better, I gradually put my foot back on the crown. And I agree with a lot of the other people, that if you just keep on doing it, you'll be able to do it in no time.
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                            • #44
                              Ok, I'm going to start this thread again, as I thought it was very good. I have been practicing 1 foot uniing for quite a while, but I am making no progress. I dangle my leg at around the crown. I think the problem is that I have a habbit of stepping forwards before I have fallen off, any suggestions?
                              You know it.

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                              • #45
                                I have been trying to learn one-foot riding and there is a lot of good advice here. My best is 16 revolutions, but my median ride is more like 3. I still need practice.

                                I was nervous about putting my foot on the crown, so I held onto something and got used to putting my foot up and learned to do a little one-foot idling. That gave me the confidence to go for it with riding.

                                Now for a question: how does the wheel size and crank size affect one-foot riding? I have learned on a 24" with 125 cranks. Would it be easier on a 20" or a 29"? I am assuming that if I get good at it on a 24", the skill will transfer easily to other unicycle sizes. Does it work that way?

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