|2012-07-25, 07:02 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2012
Just now learning - learn idle before riding forward?
I have a really cheap unicycle and I'm just now learning. Most sites tell me to ride against a wall till I can keep balance without it. I was considering holding a flagpole while I idle till I can idle on my own and then learn to free mount and ride forward. Thoughts?
|2012-07-25, 11:40 AM||#3|
Semi Skilled Unicyclist
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Sheffield UK
Most people find idling to be considerably harder than riding forwards.
The other problem is that it's unlikely you'll learn to idle by holding onto a flagpole.
I spent weeks trying to learn idling by holding onto things and getting nowhere- when I forced myself to do it in the open with nothing to hold on to, I quickly (few days) started to progress with idling.
But, as idling is so hard to learn, I'd stick to just learning to ride for now, if I were you.
"You can't outrun Death forever.
But you can make the Bastard work for it."
--MAJOR KORGO KORGAR,
"Last of The Lancers"
|2012-07-25, 02:01 PM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: United States
Idling is wayyyyy harder than riding. You need way more balance to idle than to ride straight. My progression was riding then free mounting then idling.
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