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skrobo
2007-01-18, 05:12 AM
here it is, theres really not much to it.
sorry I couldn't say more, and there is no sound because i figured it would only be distracting, and annoying if you watch it several times.
LaLaLINKAGE

something I didn't mention in the tutorial is the whole throwing your arm in the air, I noticed that my video clips of me doing 3-4 feet gaps have little arm movement. It gradually changed to the almost full extension I do now.

I think thats it. if you have any questions feel free to ask, I will try to help you w/ them.

practice is a major player as well, but it also helps to daydream about it and its specifics (I know I know...)

mawesome
2007-01-18, 12:23 PM
Question:
You didn't put a link in.

Rodgeriego
2007-01-18, 04:27 PM
Its In Video's Now

ivan
2007-01-18, 07:08 PM
Question:
You didn't put a link in.
Question: What's your question?
All I see is a statement.

skrobo
2007-01-18, 11:39 PM
LINKAGE!! (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1834486541218155802)
ok, there I copied the post exactly from the videos section, and the link didn't copy.

uni man 22
2007-01-19, 02:57 AM
good helped some

skrobo
2007-01-19, 03:24 AM
good helped some
YAY!!!

Millhouse
2007-02-27, 11:59 AM
cheers dude entertaining and helpful!

xsunnyd591x
2007-03-04, 06:33 AM
nice.

that jump has been buggin me. all i can do is a good long side hop.

hopefully your video will help me get better!:)

Kim
2007-03-07, 04:08 PM
nice man :D

sp4rky-m4rky
2007-03-07, 06:33 PM
one question, i can rolling hop fairly far now (thnx for the tutorial) but when jupping sets of stairs or something similar I can rarley jump it because my pedals are not in the correct position, can you ensure you hit the spot evertime without having to pace it out or is it just luck?

skrobo
2007-03-07, 08:24 PM
one question, i can rolling hop fairly far now (thnx for the tutorial) but when jupping sets of stairs or something similar I can rarley jump it because my pedals are not in the correct position, can you ensure you hit the spot evertime without having to pace it out or is it just luck?


eventually you get a feel for it and can judge from a fair distance away, but I ride backwards, dismount, get back on and REALLY go at whatever I am trying to jump off of(not suggested unless you are used to jumping and landing going that fast.).

sp4rky-m4rky
2007-03-07, 08:44 PM
ok i will try tht tomorrow thnx, mayb sum day i will take on a 11 set, so far iv only managed a 5 set but thats partly because there arnt any bigger sets :(

Poseidon
2007-03-26, 11:45 PM
This helped me a lot. You may want to put extra emphasis on the fact that you DO NOT keep pedaling, unless your trying to do a flip trick. I learned the hard way... lol

skianduniaddict
2007-03-27, 12:06 AM
i did a 6 set rolling using your tips as opposed to a 4 set before

skrobo
2007-04-07, 05:59 AM
glad to hear this actually helped people :)
i was kind of worried that it wouldn't

ivan
2007-04-07, 09:02 AM
Maybe they were humouring you.





Just kidding, it was good.

CeE
2007-04-12, 02:21 PM
great tutorial, helpt me at least a bit,
like the credits;)
greetz

unibuddy
2007-04-13, 04:31 PM
Huh, thanks for the video, it'll help, I bet.

skrobo
2007-07-11, 03:17 PM
:P someone needs it.

dudewithasock
2007-07-12, 09:26 PM
one question, i can rolling hop fairly far now (thnx for the tutorial) but when jupping sets of stairs or something similar I can rarley jump it because my pedals are not in the correct position, can you ensure you hit the spot evertime without having to pace it out or is it just luck?

I actually use a method that never fails. Put your unicycle at the edge of the stairset on the top, pedals horizontal, then drag it straight backwards however much you want into your mounting stance. Then, keeping the pedals the same, pick up the uni and movie it forward 6-12 inches to compensate for tire compression (the exact amount depends on your PSI, weight, etc., just mess around with it). Mount up and ride, and you should always be in the right position for jumping. Easy method to use, and it has never failed me.

skrobo
2007-07-13, 02:52 AM
uhm
hop in place on the edge of whatever, ride backwards, stop dismount, mount, have at it.

dudewithasock
2007-07-14, 03:12 AM
uhm
hop in place on the edge of whatever, ride backwards, stop dismount, mount, have at it.

That works for a lot of people, but if you can't ride backwards confidently (or at all, like me), then my method works fine.

Jerrick
2007-07-14, 07:33 AM
That works for a lot of people, but if you can't ride backwards confidently (or at all, like me), then my method works fine.

Or my method. :)

skrobo
2007-07-15, 04:50 AM
just get some "guts" and jump it from 5 feet behind it!

Jerrick
2007-07-19, 10:57 AM
just get some "guts" and jump it from 5 feet behind it!


I've tried that. Didn't care about measuring and jsut jumped when I had the chance to. Came up short, face planted. Didn't get it on film, which sucked.

andrewfif
2007-07-19, 09:33 PM
I either ride backwards or cheat. Hop up the stairs, and on the last one, ride out of it as far as you want to. Do a 180 and you're good to go.

Jerrick
2007-07-20, 10:16 AM
Check out some of my stuff too. =p (http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/showthread.php?p=841790#post841790)