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    Hey unicyclists i need help/a tutorial video or text. I got a crap unicycle and the frame is curved so i just have my leg hangin out. my record is 17 pedals but my average is about 3-5 lol. Can u ppls give me a tutorial or some tips on riding one footed?
    Klown + Unicycle + Knife = RUN!!!

  • #2
    same here,
    my crown is rounded and its kinda hard.
    i just learned though by practicing alot.
    just know where th put ur foot and out ur arms out straught
    ~stairs are a hill with bumps~

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Uni Tricks
      Hey unicyclists i need help/a tutorial video or text. I got a crap unicycle and the frame is curved so i just have my leg hangin out. my record is 17 pedals but my average is about 3-5 lol. Can u ppls give me a tutorial or some tips on riding one footed?
      you can still put your foot on a rounded crown, just put your foot there as if you had a crown... its easy.

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      • #4
        Keep your back straight, but if you have to use your body to stay up (you'll probly be jerky at first). With each revolution apply pressure to the pedals evenly and try to keep it smooth. Shorter cranks make 1 foot riding easier because you can pedal smoother.
        1-wheeled-grape: ''I could never do yoga... I'm too fat I was forced to do it in primary school and the results were by no means fun'' ... ''If my belly doesn't scare me though no nakedness will''

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        • #5
          Putting your foot on the frame makes such a difference although it is scarier to do at first. After much practice I can ride pretty much as far as I want with my foot on the frame but with my leg sticking out I fall off after about 10-20 pedals. I'd say the most important thing is how much pressure you put on at what time.
          my website http://joshcaudwell.com

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          • #6
            If you ride down curbs as badly as I used to you'll get the hang of it pretty quickly just trying to not upd.
            I didn't spell it wrong, you just read it wrong!

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            • #7
              My new record is 48 revolutions!

              Thx people but i find it hard to put my foot on the frame because my seat is lowered heeps. My frends dad welded a few months afta i got it when it was learning so it duznt raise any higher. I found out where to put it i just push my leg against the long bit of the frame and is bent, kinda hard to xplain. But yer im getting better

              My record was 17 or something now 48
              Average was like 3-5 now is like 10
              Klown + Unicycle + Knife = RUN!!!

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              • #8
                put grip tape on your frame so your foot will not slide off.......
                It is easier to keep your balance with your foot on the frame
                http://www.municycle.com/


                http://www.unicyclist.com/index.php?..._itemId=288143
                Dave

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                • #9
                  woot

                  YAY i passed the century i got 108
                  My average is i dunno 20+ so yer im becoming gewd
                  Klown + Unicycle + Knife = RUN!!!

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                  • #10
                    i have a crown on my unicycle but i really dont like putting my foot there it makes me feel like i have less controll i tend to just rest my shin on the crown instead of hanging it out to the side
                    p.s i rode almost half a mile that way ;P
                    Last edited by torker lx; 2008-02-28, 05:36 AM.
                    a bike is nothing more than a unicycle with a training wheel

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                    • #11
                      Haha, I can only get 1/4th a rev..

                      My advice is to practise, and thats really all I got..

                      But if you practise by doing it one rev at a time, you will eventually want to challenge yourself with more revs at once.
                      )-Crankflip-'O,

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rct3
                        you can still put your foot on a rounded crown, just put your foot there as if you had a crown... its easy.
                        It duznt fit with my shoe on it cos foots to big and the frame is too small but i can put my foot verticle bare footd and ride
                        Klown + Unicycle + Knife = RUN!!!

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                        • #13
                          My advice is to just keep trying, and eventually you'll get better so that you can ride as long as you want one footed. I just spent an hour or two trying, and by the end of it I could ride quite a ways. Now its just as easy as normal riding, and I'm even learning on my other foot.
                          Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day. But set a man on fire and he'll be warm the rest of his life.

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                          • #14
                            If you aren't to full revolutions yet, briefly take your foot off the pedal as it reaches it's max height. Try to do it a bunch of times in a row. Then for a full rev and back on the pedal, then 2, 3, etc.
                            Originally posted by FatBoy-Dave
                            put grip tape on your frame so your foot will not slide off.......
                            It is easier to keep your balance with your foot on the frame
                            ...or if your crown is too high put some grip tape on the side of the fork leg and put your foot there, like BM did in TWNR on his 36. Just make sure it's high enough for your foot to clear the pedal as it comes around.
                            Ride everywhere and never just ride anywhere. If you can ride where you are going within a hour, do it, and if you can do a trick 50-75% of the time do it along the way.- Bob Burnquist

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                            • #15
                              For tricks like onefooted riding and backwards riding,

                              how far do you have to be able to ride it for you to say you can.
                              COLBY
                              THOM BROS

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