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Old 2002-09-30, 10:49 AM   #2
fred
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Re: How do you turn corners?

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Originally posted by mike.hinson
What makes a unicycle change direction smoothly?
Mike,
since you were putting emphasis on **smooth** turning, you may want to read the nicely phrased introduction to the theory of turning (as it related to spins, but you can ignore those paragraphs) by Ken Fuchs:
http://www.unicycling.org/unicycling...mail/0427.html
If you do not mind a more jerky turning style, a pure action/reaction turn from a standstill is another option. I am convinced that tire friction (and the relationship between friction and speed) plays a role here, but I will leave the details to the more theoretically inclined members of this group.

Have fun,
Fred
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