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natiag
2006-09-04, 02:59 PM
Well, i did a search on this but i didnt find anything, so i started this tread. Very recently i have started learning unispins. I can do SIF fine, but when i start learning the 180 jump mount ( that helps with learning im told) I can getmy foot on the back pedal but i cant get the other foot on the front pedal. I think i might just be scared to land it wrong and get racked, but any suggestions would be greatly apreciated.

While im making a new thread, I might as well ask about my other problem. When I am hopping SIF, the back bumper always rubs against my upper thigh, making it sore. What can I do?

torkerdx
2006-09-04, 06:10 PM
Well, i did a search on this but i didnt find anything, so i started this tread. Very recently i have started learning unispins. I can do SIF fine, but when i start learning the 180 jump mount ( that helps with learning im told) I can getmy foot on the back pedal but i cant get the other foot on the front pedal. I think i might just be scared to land it wrong and get racked, but any suggestions would be greatly apreciated.

While im making a new thread, I might as well ask about my other problem. When I am hopping SIF, the back bumper always rubs against my upper thigh, making it sore. What can I do?

unispins are about 10% skill and 90% sucking it up and going for it. just cram your feet in and land on the cranks. for the bumper rubbing against your leg wear thick pants or just live with it till it stops hurting.

tomtrevor
2006-09-05, 06:43 AM
what he said^^^^

its all in your head. if you are trying unispins then the chances are you already have the skill to go for it. just keep going and going at it untill you are convinced that you will not get snapped if you stack it, because you wont. then just throw you feet off, spin the uni, land back on the cranks, you dont even have to aim for them! its pretty easy to do, its mostly just in your head.

with the seat rubbing thing, put the seat out further whe nyou hop or just wear thicker pants.

nickvb123
2006-09-05, 02:00 PM
if you are going to learn unispins you will probably "get racked" at least once in the process.

picado
2006-09-08, 02:59 PM
iam learning the unispin 360.. and man..

i get racked everyday hehe

jackzm
2006-09-20, 09:55 PM
is it easier to do unispins with the seat in or out?

natiag
2006-09-21, 12:03 AM
you cant do a seat in unispin!

agentQ
2006-09-24, 02:53 AM
you cant do a seat in unispin!


why not..?

torkerdx
2006-09-24, 04:05 AM
why not..?

try it:D

Jerrick
2006-09-24, 06:27 AM
You can too do seat-in unispins. Watch videos, lots of people do them.

natiag
2006-09-24, 02:20 PM
ow. that would hurt.;)

Caparzo
2006-09-25, 03:30 AM
I've never seen somebody do a unispin with the seat in the back?

grim_reeper01
2006-09-27, 08:07 AM
if any body has a link for a vid with a seat in unispin i think we would all like to see it

manu2015
2006-09-27, 11:43 AM
if any body has a link for a vid with a seat in unispin i think we would all like to see it

I landed one or two unispins 180 seat in to seat in at the unicon street event.
I think there are nicer shot of unispins seat in to seat out in my vids 3 and 4.

It's all there : http://www.neyric.com/~manu

For a few weeks i have pretty consistently the unispin 360 in 2 in. But at first i hurt my wrist doing all this stuff, it puts a lot of stress in it.

Unispin from seat in back is quite hard, i only saw Xav doing it during a wall plant (in Vener maybe)

Manuel

JJtheunicycle
2006-10-01, 04:57 AM
unispins are hard without leg armour

Spencer Hochberg
2006-10-01, 11:25 AM
Seat in unispins are so much better, they are way smoother. I have seen seat in back unispins too.

Tomahawk
2006-10-18, 11:08 PM
if you are going to learn unispins you will probably "get racked" at least once in the process.
When you say "racked" do you mean hurting your balls very badly?

grawistkafn
2006-10-19, 12:19 AM
Yup

Tomahawk
2006-10-19, 02:52 AM
Always stand on the pedals when u land and u will NEVER get racked.

tobbogonist
2006-10-19, 08:48 AM
I think i may almost have landed the first Tasmanian unispin. unless there is anyone else out there...
i decided to try today and i can get my feet back on the pedals but still havnt perfected riding out of it, i just stumble and topple over, i think it is because of the astonishment of actually landing it

phthoruth
2006-10-19, 10:34 AM
Try it on a flat field. The grass will worry you less about a fall. The flatness will make it easier.

I can do a 180, but am working toward a 360. I like Joe's slow mo video's. Go to youtube.com and search 'slow motion unicycle'
Notice his hand positions in
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eOfYH7IRm2Y

Just try the spin without even getting no the unicycle.
Get a KH 2007 street seat... thinner. Easier to grab and whip around.

onewheelinwierdo
2006-11-08, 11:32 PM
for the bumper rubbing against your leg wear thick pants or just live with it till it stops hurting.
I just rode until I got callouses on the insides of my legs!:p

albino_gumby
2006-11-29, 01:21 AM
I really can't be bothered searching through the mounds of threads so i figure i'll just ask here. Can someone post a how to on unispinning for idiots 'cause i have no idea about what im meant to be landing on, holding onto etc.? If not can someone point in the right (thread) direction?

headstone
2006-11-29, 02:12 AM
unispins

1. Learn to hop seat in front (well, and forever)
2. Get comfortable hopping sif with one hand on the front handle, and the other one facing it holding the back bumper
3. Get your hands in position and practice jumping onto the uni from the ground and spinning it 180 before you land. Make sure not to start spinning until you are off the ground. At first, just aim for the middle of the cranks. Leg armour is reccomended.
4. Put it all together. Hop sif with your hands in position, until your feel steady. Pause for a second and spin the seat. Make sure to jump, then spin. The unicycle doesn't need to lift off very high, or at all at this stgage, just take your weight off it as you spin it.
5. At first, work on just spinning the uni. This should only take a few tries.
6. Kick your feet outwards to avoid hitting the wheel.
7. Now, the hard part; landing the trick. Aim for the cranks at first, so that you land with the arches of your feet both right next to the hub. No matter what, even if you are way of balance and won't land it, always try to stick both feet.
8. Once you land on the cranks, hop around and get your feet back on the pedals, and ride away.
7. If you keep screwing up the same way over and over (ie your left foot always chickens out), take a quick break, try something else and come back. You're just training yourself to do it wrong.

This is way easier with 20" unicycles.

brendan
2006-11-29, 09:45 PM
i want to see a unispin on a 12" uni or sommit.. how funny would that look....:D

headstone
2006-11-29, 10:32 PM
I'm guessing they'd be super super easy... if you could ride the thing. :p

markf
2006-11-30, 04:14 AM
i did one in recently on my 24in muni. just a 180 but still, pretty hard.

Spencer Hochberg
2006-11-30, 04:40 AM
2. Get comfortable hopping sif with one hand on the front handle, and the other one facing it holding the back bumper
Don't do it that way. It works fine for 180s but if you want to learn 360s or more you will probably have to change it.
I (and most people) have both hands on the side of the seat. I spin it to the right and I have both my hands on the left side of the saddle with my right hand in front of my left. That is a better way to do it. For 180s you will just twist your hands and for 360s you twist them the same but faster and then let it go.

I have done 360 unispins on a 12" uni with the seat all the way down. It was harder than normal just because it is so squished.

Spencer Hochberg
2006-11-30, 04:55 AM
Here (http://vodpod.com/group/video/1231) is a unispin vid I made a while ago. It is mostly 540s but you can see my hand positioning and stuff.

rabbithunter018
2006-12-01, 03:10 AM
I put my right hand on the left side of the saddle towords the front, and the left hand on the right side of the saddle towards the back, so that your arms cross. When you jump, pull with your right hand and push with your left. This makes it way easier to catch for 360's. Actually, I've only done 360 spin mounts.

Spencer Hochberg
2006-12-01, 07:07 AM
How would that make it easier to catch? You are letting go of it anway, right? If anything it might be easier for you to get the spin.

rabbithunter018
2006-12-01, 10:52 PM
Your left hand is already in a position to catch it. You obviously have to let go with your left hand some time, usually pretty early on in the spin. after you let go, just spin your hand 180 so that your palm faces the right, and you can catch the back of the seat after it spins 360.

Dumpweed
2006-12-02, 12:01 AM
Here (http://vodpod.com/group/video/1231) is a unispin vid I made a while ago. It is mostly 540s but you can see my hand positioning and stuff.
So this mean i'm going to fall on my ass alot trying to land anything over a 180 cause i'm getting old and my ass can take much falling anymore lol damn why did i just have to start learning now!! lol

The.Mars.Volta
2006-12-08, 01:22 PM
here watch its a unispin tutorial thing I made, hope it helps
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zeTA5_8qH5U

Dumpweed
2006-12-10, 08:19 AM
lol the help i need is gettin my feet out and away from wheel then after that is getting my other foot on the crank or pedal... other then that the uni spins smooth... and thats on 360's, 180s are easy

bungalistic
2006-12-10, 11:29 PM
I've just managed to learn these babies, don't get it all the time and sometimes chicken out if it feels wrong but I didn't go thru any of that land on the cranks nonsense, just got 180 mount down and then went for it, its all about having the balls to go for it once you do you'll wonder why you never got them before. Never racked up either, balls have always got away safe, pedals hitting back of legs which aren't protected by pads or owt can be annoying though.
Just keep trying them

Dumpweed
2006-12-11, 05:10 AM
I've just managed to learn these babies, don't get it all the time and sometimes chicken out if it feels wrong but I didn't go thru any of that land on the cranks nonsense, just got 180 mount down and then went for it, its all about having the balls to go for it once you do you'll wonder why you never got them before. Never racked up either, balls have always got away safe, pedals hitting back of legs which aren't protected by pads or owt can be annoying though.
Just keep trying them
well when u land the 360 let me know cause if u get it b4 me i'm going to cry lol

thejdw
2006-12-21, 09:36 PM
unispins are hard without leg armour
My shins agree with you ;)