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Tomahawk
2006-09-12, 04:38 AM
Hi, Im new here and I have been unicycling for about 3 months and my balls are always in pain when i ride. When I free mount and go off curbs its crushes them. I have to lean against a wall and position them. But even then they still kinda hurt. How do u guys jump staircases and stuff without crushing them? Any tips or suggestions?

ackgot
2006-09-12, 04:51 AM
ano.... you don't sit when you land a jump. your standing on the pedals ...
Balls get used to it.

Tomahawk
2006-09-12, 05:08 AM
Do you hold the seat when you drop off, then land on the pedals and absorb it in your legs?

Ducttape
2006-09-12, 05:35 AM
Basicly, there is a nice image somwhere demonstrating where to position your jewles but I can't seem to find it, i'll find it tommorow and post it, seeing as it is time for me to got to bed

Tomahawk
2006-09-12, 05:47 AM
Cool, thanx man.

Jerrick
2006-09-12, 05:59 AM
You dont sit on your balls! Never! that is just too much pain to have to uni.

Move them up in front and out of the way. You get used to sscopping them out of the way right as you mount or as your landing a jump and going back to sitting on the seat. It will become second nature and you wont notice yourself moving it, and no one else will either, cause you dont even need to use your hands to move them out of the way.

When going down a curb, thats about the biggest height you can go down without getting racked, and even on curbs, jsut standing up aobut 2cm off the seat wouldnt hurt. When going off jumps and gaps, youll be on your pedals the whole time, and probably have maybe 3 to 5+ inches between your crotch and seat. Plenty of room for not getting hit.

Of course you want to hold the handle, it would be hard to jump without it. When landing, absorb the force with your hand holding the saddle, and your legs. Right as you land, let your legs kinda 'give-out' if you will kinda like a spring hitting the ground. It hits and compresses then rebounds back up. Do that type of motion with your legs but dont tuck down so much that your pretty much slamming your junk into the saddle.

You can also use your hand to brace the force and keep your body up, but you dont want to keep your arm completly straight. I cant really explain, but it will come to you automatically.

Welcome to the forums. :)

Tomahawk
2006-09-12, 11:06 PM
What do u mean by "handle"? I just hold onto the front of my seat.:confused:

torkerdx
2006-09-12, 11:09 PM
this ( http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=781 ) is a handle.

if you have a cheap seat or a freestyle seat you won't have a handle

Jerrick
2006-09-12, 11:10 PM
What do u mean by "handle"? I just hold onto the front of my seat.:confused:

Does your seat not have a plastic handle?

Most models do have a plastic handle on the front, and a plastic bumper on the back. If it doesnt, just holding onto the front of the seat will suffice, but handles are so much better, and comfortable to hold.

Ducttape
2006-09-12, 11:22 PM
Does your seat not have a plastic handle?

Most models do have a plastic handle on the front, and a plastic bumper on the back. If it doesnt, just holding onto the front of the seat will suffice, but handles are so much better, and comfortable to hold.

the CX doesn't really have a "handle" it's more like a front bumper so if you have a CX you are holding onto a bumper.

Tomahawk
2006-09-13, 12:26 AM
I have a cheap unistar torker:http://www.cyclesportandfitness.com/images/U20CX.jpg It has a plastic bumper in the front and back of the seat. Its pretty small for me. My leg is still bent when the pedal goes all the way down.

ice_cold_uni6
2006-09-13, 12:39 AM
do you ride a bike? if so you are probably used to the position of your "things" when riding. its about the same when uniing.

i also learned on a unistar (a CX in fact). it held up excellently learning, and well into my jumping on and off curbs, and up and down (one at a time!) a 5 set. but it began to bend, at bent an incredible amount. finally it became unsafe to ride, and i purchased a DX i reccommend you do the same. its well worth it.

Ducttape
2006-09-13, 12:56 AM
I have a cheap unistar torker:http://www.cyclesportandfitness.com/images/U20CX.jpg It has a plastic bumper in the front and back of the seat. Its pretty small for me. My leg is still bent when the pedal goes all the way down.

That is a CX a well built learner although you may want to purchase a new one (I have yet to do that as mine hasn't broken or really bent) when you get good enough.

Tomahawk
2006-09-13, 01:17 AM
Well i've only been uniing for like 3 months. Is DX the next size up or something?

Jerrick
2006-09-13, 01:21 AM
Basically.

The DX is a cheap strong splined unicycle, so your getting a strong uni for a cheap price.

rabbithunter018
2006-09-13, 11:11 PM
http://munimanpete.unicyclist.com/basictips.htm#nutbreaker

I still love posting that.:D :eek:

Tomahawk
2006-09-14, 10:15 PM
What are bike shorts? Are they like spandex?:confused:

Ducttape
2006-09-14, 10:36 PM
What are bike shorts? Are they like spandex?:confused:

they are spandex-ish (http://www.amazon.com/Bellwether-Club-Short-XX-Large/dp/B000HE53L0/sr=1-18/qid=1158273282/ref=sr_1_18/104-8617242-5185505?ie=UTF8&m=A38ZQ96HUEXP6&s=sporting-goods) with a special padding stuff, available at you LBS (Local Bike Shop)

Ricky W
2006-09-15, 01:34 AM
http://munimanpete.unicyclist.com/basictips.htm#nutbreaker

I still love posting that.:D :eek:

yes somebody found it. Iwas waiting for somebody to post that

Ducttape
2006-09-15, 02:01 AM
yes somebody found it. Iwas waiting for somebody to post that


I was looking for it but I couldn't find it so now it's on my computer for quick and easy future access...

JJtheunicycle
2006-09-15, 09:46 PM
juist kinda fling em up wards milliseconds b4 ur on the uni, when ur in mid air, then they are in front of you

ice_cold_uni6
2006-09-15, 09:50 PM
if youre having these problems just riding, do NOT attempt a suicide mount yet!

Tomahawk
2006-09-15, 10:50 PM
whats a suicide mount?

aunicyclist
2006-09-16, 12:46 AM
get air seat

Ducttape
2006-09-17, 12:19 AM
whats a suicide mount?

it's a cool looking mount that I can't do correctly yet

torkerdx
2006-09-17, 01:36 AM
whats a suicide mount?


a good way to learn to land on your pedals. if you don't it is generally painful. you hold you uni in front of you and then jump on it with out holding on to it.

Tomahawk
2006-09-20, 03:32 AM
Should i get a lighter uniccle so i can do unispins? I was gonna buy a DX but Jerrick mentioned it was pretty heavy. Can u still do freestyle type moves on it?

tobbogonist
2006-09-20, 04:25 AM
as i said before:

you dont modify the seat, or your riding style or what you wear.
you modify yourself.
weve all done it. There is a special sergeon that does unicyclist's half price due to a deal Gilbly struck up about a year ago but now has forgotten about so dont even bother asking him

shorewoodmayor
2006-09-20, 04:59 PM
lean forward a little. tuck your shirt in so that it is just behind the 'boys'. when you stand up your shirt pulls them safely out of the way.

Spudman
2006-09-20, 07:38 PM
lean forward a little. tuck your shirt in so that it is just behind the 'boys'. when you stand up your shirt pulls them safely out of the way.

Clever!

Should i get a lighter uniccle so i can do unispins? I was gonna buy a DX but Jerrick mentioned it was pretty heavy. Can u still do freestyle type moves on it?

The one you have will work just fine for unispins and other freestyle tricks where you don't need to put your feet on the frame (like wheelwalking). The DX will work for freestyle tricks, just not as well as a freestyle unicycle will.

Tomahawk
2006-09-25, 03:21 AM
After a long day of riding, my groin is all sore. Then the whole next day i cant ride cause im too sore, is this normal? Also, one time i went off a curb and my hand holding the seat smashed my balls and it hurt very badly. I just kind of knelt on the ground clutching my balls for like 5 min. Any tips?

Ducttape
2006-09-25, 03:30 AM
After a long day of riding, my groin is all sore. Then the whole next day i cant ride cause im too sore, is this normal? Also, one time i went off a curb and my hand holding the seat smashed my balls and it hurt very badly. I just kind of knelt on the ground clutching my balls for like 5 min. Any tips?

lower the seat, grorin soreness is normal if you can try tilting your seat back so your weight is on your butt not your balls and when going off things just hold your seat stand up a little and whenyou land roll out and try to hit the seat softly... if anyone has anything to ad please do.... this is just what i have seen since I joined the forum.

john_childs
2006-09-25, 03:48 AM
After a long day of riding, my groin is all sore. Then the whole next day i cant ride cause im too sore, is this normal? Also, one time i went off a curb and my hand holding the seat smashed my balls and it hurt very badly. I just kind of knelt on the ground clutching my balls for like 5 min. Any tips?
Sounds like you've got chafing problems. Chafing is when your shorts / pants / underwear / saddle / whatever rub and irritate your skin. Your skin doesn't like that and gets sore. In extreme cases it can get infected or cause saddle sores (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saddle_sores).

You need to reduce the rubbing that causes the chafing. Avoid shorts that have seems in the crotch area. The seems will cause chafing.

The spandex style cycling shorts (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cycling_shorts) are the best way to minimize or eliminate chafing. The cycling shorts are tight fitting so they don't rub. Spandex style fabric is also slippery so it slides against your saddle instead of chafing your skin. There are also creams like Chamois BUTT'r (http://www.unicycle.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=388) that you rub liberally on the pad that is sewn in the cycling shorts. The cream further reduces rubbing and keeps the skin from getting irritated.

Spandex style cycling shorts also have an additional benefit in that they keep your dangly bits snug and in place so you don't sit on your balls. The cycling shorts need to be snug enough that they properly hold things in place. You also wear cycling shorts sans underwear. The shorts are worn next to the skin.

There are also special jock straps called suspensories (http://www.internationaljock.com/suspensories.html) that a few people use. You'll want a style that doesn't have the straps going under the crotch. You don't want something with seems where you sit on a unicycle seat.

Tomahawk
2006-09-27, 03:43 AM
Actually, my seat is too low, im looking to buy a bigger post. Sometimes my knees are a little achy too. I think i need a taller seat so my knees aren't so scruched up.

Ducttape
2006-09-27, 03:48 AM
Actually, my seat is too low, im looking to buy a bigger post. Sometimes my knees are a little achy too. I think i need a taller seat so my knees aren't so scruched up.

good Idea

grim_reeper01
2006-09-27, 09:53 PM
to stop pain try standing up and riding or ride sif i u can
although riding sif can give u sum pretty nasty brusies on ur thighs

thejdw
2006-10-07, 06:19 PM
what seat do you have?

Tomahawk
2006-10-07, 07:10 PM
Theone that comes with the torker CX

mouse
2007-01-21, 04:51 PM
Theone that comes with the torker CX

I used to have one of those rocks a while ago. I'd say you might want a better seat, but not many other seats mount to that seatpost type.

The.Mars.Volta
2007-01-21, 11:22 PM
i just push them forward with the seat when i mount

Tomahawk
2007-01-23, 01:30 AM
I actually have a Torker DX now so I don't have to worry about it. I was suprised to see this thread again, looks like mouse brought it back from 10/07/06.