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superuni
2006-04-18, 11:12 PM
any tips on unispins other than just do it

unicycle2280
2006-04-18, 11:32 PM
Get real good at static hopping seat out. Then jump off the unicycle and spin it and land on the ground. Do this over and over until you get the take off down. Then start on the ground with the uni infront of you and spin it 180 and try and land on the pedals or cranks. Its called a 180 jup mount and is pretty easy. Once you have the take off and landing, go outside in the grass and do it or do it on the carpet inside. You maybe be phenomonal at static hopping seat out but it will only help you if you have your hands in the position you will have them when you spin it. Its also easier if you know how to idle with your hands in the spinning position.

joshuni
2006-04-19, 12:33 AM
i think unicycle2280 pretty much summed it up, but just another thought: get yourself some 661 4x4 pads so that when you miss it (which will happen) the pedal you miss wont go smashing through your shin.

phthoruth
2006-04-19, 03:02 AM
I just got unispins this weekend. Basically just do it... its not as hard or dangerous as you'd think.

Watch a video that features unispins... find one where they hop the same foot as you. Then take note of where their hands are and the direction they spin.

Practice on flat grass.

I'd like to know how to do 360 unispins. Same hand position?

evil-nick
2006-04-19, 03:22 AM
Hopping seat in front is a must. After that, just try a 180 unispin. At first, when you try them don't try to land back on it, just try to get it around before you land on the ground. After that, when you try them bring your legs straight back in against the frame, do that and you end up on the cranks. And just keep trying. It took me about 30 min to land my 1st one on a 16" rim, after that I moved up to 20". Still haven't landed it on my muni ;)

So far, I've only gotten one foot on the cranks during a 360 unispin... Definately watch the videos of people doing them... except me, I finally figured out my hand position was REALLY bad, and was seriously hurting my right arm...

superuni
2006-04-19, 07:56 PM
thx for the tips i think i'm gonna go out and try some really soon:)

superuni
2006-04-21, 07:54 PM
i tryed and i got the 180 jump mount but i just cant seem to spin the unicycle fast enough

Chris Heritage
2006-04-23, 12:28 AM
i think unicycle2280 pretty much summed it up, but just another thought: get yourself some 661 4x4 pads so that when you miss it (which will happen) the pedal you miss wont go smashing through your shin.

Man, trust me, that REALLY hurts!!!:(

maestro8
2006-04-25, 10:56 PM
one tip that really helped me along is to remember that you're the one that needs to jump, not your uni... keep the wheel on the ground while you spin the uni and you'll have more "airtime" in which to get your feet back on the pedals.

evil-nick
2006-04-26, 01:26 AM
I found trying the "spread eagle" thing like Xavier Collos does helps too... I just don't get the sheer angles he gets doing it, I'm older and slower ;)

superuni
2006-04-27, 03:00 PM
thx for the tips

excaliber906
2006-04-27, 07:44 PM
If you didn't already know, you shan't put any weight on the unicycle when you're in the air. It will spin much easier.

unisteez
2006-04-27, 09:58 PM
i can do 180 unispins, but i cant get the 360 unispin..i cant seem to get my hands right. and i am not able to see how they should be by watching videos...can anyone explain how you position your hands for 360 spins?
do your hands actually leave the seat?

picado
2006-07-03, 03:17 PM
YEAAA!
yestrerday i just did the 360 unispin mount!

My hand position on 360 is almost the same of the 180...
and
Unisteez.... in a moment i think you stay with no hands on the seat... but you have to take it
working on unispin 360 now.... already hoping

mornish
2006-07-03, 04:58 PM
put shin guards on. They help tons.

mornish
2006-07-14, 07:15 PM
big pedals don't make a big difference. Your landing on the cranks.

Andy912912
2006-08-03, 10:28 PM
I can imagine the big pedals! 1x1 foot! Then it's impossible to miss! :)

Ricky W
2006-08-04, 12:03 AM
if I think i am going to mess up I usally mess up so don't think bad thoughts just think that you will land it even if you cant

vuniw
2006-08-04, 04:41 AM
Man, trust me, that REALLY hurts!!!:(

ohhh yes it does.. it hurt so bad that it actually convinced me to get pads and im pretty cheap:cool:

alvincrew
2006-08-10, 06:57 AM
i've got a problem. i can't jump off my unicycle to do a spin. whenever i jump, the uni just jump with me, i can't seem to jump off my pedals...its weird..

tomtrevor
2006-08-10, 11:45 AM
try doing it SIF

NordicUni420
2006-08-10, 11:53 AM
what about hand position on the seat? i want to turn the uni counter-clockwise, but i'm not exactly sure where to have my hands

tomtrevor
2006-08-10, 11:57 AM
many people have different preferences. i myself have my left hand holding the back of the seat while my right hand is on the front of the seat. i spin the uni clockwise so if you try that you will be the opposite.

watch some videos of guys/girls doign unispins. watch wear there hands are. try out a few different positions and see what feels comfortable.

burjzyntski
2006-08-10, 04:30 PM
I do it like tomtrevor.

The Bruiser
2006-08-11, 01:37 AM
Man, trust me, that REALLY hurts!!!:(

NO DONT! TRUST ME! it really hurts!!!!

vuniw
2006-08-11, 01:44 AM
if you prefer to turn it counter clock-wise then put a shin pad reularly on your left leg and put a shin pad on hte back of your leg on your right leg and you will feel safe so you can do it!:) and yea do it sif.. its easier and if you prefer to turn it counter-clockwise like i do then put the uni backwards, put your left hand on the back bumper, and put your front hand in the middle of the front bumper so it is easy to spin. You do land on the cranks so don't worry about pedal size.

vuniw
2006-08-11, 01:45 AM
NO DONT! TRUST ME! it really hurts!!!!

i think you should go with me on this one.. it hurts:)

NordicUni420
2006-08-12, 09:49 PM
thanks for the advice, it's very helpful

Jerrick
2006-08-12, 10:39 PM
Try doing the spin with just one hand, it is pretty cool.

rabbithunter018
2006-08-13, 01:14 AM
Try doing the spin with just one hand, it is pretty cool.
Is it easier?:confused:

rabbithunter018
2006-08-13, 01:15 AM
i've got a problem. i can't jump off my unicycle to do a spin. whenever i jump, the uni just jump with me, i can't seem to jump off my pedals...its weird..
Maybe one of your siblings got ahold of the super glue!:D :D :p

Jerrick
2006-08-13, 06:32 AM
Is it easier?:confused:

Nope, its actually harder, until you get used to it, then it isnt as bad.

Hold the saddle out SIF, with just one hand on the top of the saddle on the middle. I hold it with my right hand having the fingers gripping the left side, from there, jump, and to do the spin, it is all in your wrist, then you leg go of the saddle and land like a suicide mount.