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GregCravens
2004-08-04, 09:30 PM
I'd like to hear anybody's opinion of the artwork on my Uvolution stuff:

http://cafeshops.com/uvolution

Or maybe you'd like to review the concept. Have you seen anyone do the trick pictured?

Greg

Robbie
2004-08-04, 11:30 PM
This one looks pretty close to me:

http://unicycles.com.au/photos/other/images/Mark_One_Hand_Uni_jpg.jpg

GregCravens
2004-08-04, 11:47 PM
Aaaabsolutely! That's great!

I wanna do that if I don't grow up.



And that guy needs a Uvolution shirt. Definitely.

Greg

john_childs
2004-08-06, 06:05 AM
Originally posted by GregCravens
And that guy needs a Uvolution shirt. Definitely.
And shoes. :)

andrew_carter
2004-08-06, 07:15 AM
That's Mark, another Brisbane unicyclist. He is a professional performer who, as part of his routine, does a headstand on top of somebody else's head (or vice versa) so the only thing supporting him is his head on top of another head. Amazing stuff!

Andrew

GregCravens
2004-08-06, 08:26 PM
That's amazing. Cirque de Soliel type stuff.

I just know we're going to see a kid doing this stunt on a trials unicycle sometime soon though.


I pledge 5% of all Uvolution profits toward getting Mark some shoes. Spread the word... Unicyclists for Mark's Footwear (UMF) is on the move!

andrew_carter
2004-08-07, 01:23 AM
I, like Mark and Simon Wells (2nd at Unicon in open freestyle), generally prefer freestyle without shoes. You get a good feel for things.

Andrew

GregCravens
2004-08-07, 02:22 AM
oh, man, do I need to toughen up my feet.

KJ-52
2004-08-10, 12:44 AM
more feeling is right, just don't get your toes caught in the spokes!!!

: )

Andrew

bugman
2004-08-10, 04:06 AM
One of the coolest unicycle designs I have seen on a shirt. The colors just jump out at you. I have one on order, and I can't wait to get it. I went with the baseball Jersey. I like the old school feel (80's).:D

GregCravens
2004-08-10, 01:38 PM
Glad you like it, bugman! I mostly wanted to do it because there didn't seem to be any extremely cool unicycle designs available. There are lots of club shirts out there, and there are some 1 color very stripped-down designs out there (somebody's put one on ebay. a simple unicycle silhouette with the word 'hardcore' underneath. Call me unimaginitive, but that doesn't stir me much. Of course, they're probably selling like hotcakes.)

Well, unicyclers deserve more designs! Bright colors! outrageous gear! hot manga babes! Line quality!

And as far as that goes, if anybody cares to make suggestions for the next two or three designs for the site, let's hear the voice of the uni-public! I vow to serve.

GregCravens
2004-08-10, 01:39 PM
I forgot to mention... I got the big freakish monkey toes. And I want to keep them. No shoeless riding for me.

bugman
2004-08-10, 02:44 PM
Originally posted by GregCravens
Glad you like it, bugman! I mostly wanted to do it because there didn't seem to be any extremely cool unicycle designs available. There are lots of club shirts out there, and there are some 1 color very stripped-down designs out there (somebody's put one on ebay. a simple unicycle silhouette with the word 'hardcore' underneath. Call me unimaginitive, but that doesn't stir me much. Of course, they're probably selling like hotcakes.)

Well, unicyclers deserve more designs! Bright colors! outrageous gear! hot manga babes! Line quality!

And as far as that goes, if anybody cares to make suggestions for the next two or three designs for the site, let's hear the voice of the uni-public! I vow to serve.

I have seen that lame unicycle shirt on E-Bay, and they keep listing it, so either it's selling, or it is the same shirts getting relisted. If people are buying it, it is amazing to me. Of course, it may be parents just desperate for something to get as a gift for their unicycling kids. Hopefully, I will have mine befor the Atlanta Unicyle Club meeting on Sunday.

As for ideas, you got mine already.:D Can't wait to see what the masters hands can produce.

bugman
2004-08-12, 02:31 PM
So what's the story behind "Support Carl"?

kraze
2004-08-14, 04:39 AM
Are you doing the artwork? It looks great, what are your other ideas? Tell me there are other ideas. I might order one, when I'm done with the deployment and can actually ride around long enough to show off the shirt.

GregCravens
2004-08-14, 10:44 AM
There are more ideas. Bugman hisself has contacted me with one he wants to see produced. I guess it'll be next. Then, there's a couple more I'd like to finish and put up on cafe press.

As for 'support Carl' stuff- Carl got in the way of some very enthusiastic police officers fresh out of the academy. Carl is being railroaded through the legal system so that the young police officers don't have to admit that they went way overboard. I won't say they purgured themselves in the hearing.

The horrified cry of the witnesses gave us a rallying call for the 'Support Carl' movement. Amen, brothers! Annoy the system!

bugman
2004-08-14, 06:08 PM
Originally posted by GregCravens
There are more ideas. Bugman hisself has contacted me with one he wants to see produced. I guess it'll be next. Then, there's a couple more I'd like to finish and put up on cafe press.

As for 'support Carl' stuff- Carl got in the way of some very enthusiastic police officers fresh out of the academy. Carl is being railroaded through the legal system so that the young police officers don't have to admit that they went way overboard. I won't say they purgured themselves in the hearing.

The horrified cry of the witnesses gave us a rallying call for the 'Support Carl' movement. Amen, brothers! Annoy the system!

It's not done yet?!:D Nobody ever accused me of being impatient. Well yea, I guess they have.:eek:

So how is the fight going? Is Carl getting good representation? I sure would hate to be in either sides shoes. Messed up for both parties.

Worminton
2004-08-28, 05:23 PM
Originally posted by KJ-52
more feeling is right, just don't get your toes caught in the spokes!!!

: )

Andrew

And the cranks to. When ever i ride without shoes (very rarely) I'm always afraid I'll get 'em stuck in the cranks.

GregCravens
2004-09-01, 09:03 PM
I'm usually better at banging my ankles on the cranks on my Summit trials unicycle.

Anyhow, Hey, Bugman! Your design's done. I know you said that the understated color would be a good thing, but I got carried away. There is a two-color version I made, but doggone it, the process color stuff just blows it away.

Check out the nice Einräder designs, too. Woohoo!

http://www.cafepress.com/unicycles

Let me know what you think!

Oh, and buy a shirt, for heaven's sake. Get the jump on that Christmas shoppin'.

G

GregCravens
2004-09-01, 09:16 PM
I almost forgot...

Kraze? You still with us? Thought I'd check on our boys overseas, doing the tough stuff. Hope you're well.

bugman
2004-09-02, 12:07 AM
Those designs ROCK! I tried to respond to your e-mail, but it came back. I'm not going to repeat the exact phrase I used, but suffice it to say it is "Friggen Awesome." Well, that was what I said. I also like the Einrad shirt, guess I will have to get one of each. I have already worn my Uvolution shirt 3-4 times.

GregCravens
2004-09-02, 12:42 AM
I'm very glad you're pleased. I was pretty happy with the art my ownself, but it's impossible to be objective about such stuff.

Well, I'm back to the drawing board. Had a request for a kayak design.

G

forrestunifreak
2004-09-09, 07:40 PM
[QUOTE][i]Originally posted by GregCravens (somebody's put one on ebay. a simple unicycle silhouette with the word 'hardcore' underneath. Call me unimaginitive, but that doesn't stir me much. Of course, they're probably selling like hotcakes.)

Sure,rub it in.

GregCravens
2004-09-09, 08:53 PM
I'm right, though- they're selling like hotcakes- right?

Wish I could come up with a good selling design.

forrestunifreak
2004-09-09, 10:00 PM
I would have bought your On the edge shirt if i would have seen it sooner.
I searched for unit-shirts all over the web and could hardly find any.
Gilby.com has a bunch,but the only size is youth medium,otherwise i would have gotten one there.I might get the on the edge shirt eventally.

GregCravens
2004-09-09, 10:17 PM
Yeah, same story here. When I started riding all I could get was the club shirt for the local group. It was okay, but since I draw for a living, I wanted something a bit punchier, so I donated a design to the Memphis club. They printed it and I wear it, but the budget didn't allow for a lot of colors. When I found out about CafePress, I started kicking around the fancier design ideas. I figured that other enthusiasts would like a shot at the kind of fun stuff that the skateboarders and similar groups get.

It's a long slog. Maybe someday Uvolution-wear will be a name feared and revered in the hallowed halls of one wheelers.

Or not. I'm going riding.

Speaking of which- I'm having trouble keeping my left crank tight. I use threadlocker, wail on it with a hammer and wooden blocks and tighten the bolt down as tight as I dare, but the stupid thing wallows loose after a few hours (or an hour, last time) riding -mostly after trail riding- especially after hopping over roots and such. I've got one of those Uni.com hubs and Lasco cranks. Anybody know what I'm not doing right? Make an educated guess as to what I'm not doing right? Want to point out some ridiculously simple thing I'm overlooking?

Thanks

G

forrestunifreak
2004-09-09, 10:29 PM
Im not exactly sure,I have those kinda problems alot myself.I think all you can do is just mabye tighten it down more,I dunno.
But,if your hub is square and tapered ,hammering on it will put tiny little microscopic cracks in it (or so Iv'e heard).

bugman
2004-11-06, 08:25 PM
Greg, I went back to buy a shirt, and can't find the Living on the Edge shirt. I also like the Kayak shirt.

Kayote
2004-11-23, 06:19 PM
http://www.cafepress.com/unicycles

Here's the link, bugman! I added as much as I could. Doing the Christmas card now.

Greg