|1995-12-06, 03:01 PM||#1|
Hello all, I tried it a few times, but I am not sure:
How can I carry a standing person on my shoulders when I am unicycling???
please give me some good advice!!
Another question: I do need a good 20=B4 unicycle for freestyle, which are the
most common and best (not to expensive)??? Thanks a lot, Claus out of cold
|1995-12-07, 09:30 PM||#2|
Re: people on shoulders
[color=blue]>Hello all, I tried it a few times, but I am not sure:[/color]
[color=blue]>How can I carry a standing person on my shoulders when I am unicycling???[/color]
[color=blue]>please give me some good advice!![/color]
[color=blue]>Another question: I do need a good 20=B4 unicycle for freestyle, which are the[/color]
[color=blue]>most common and best (not to expensive)??? Thanks a lot, Claus out of cold[/color]
It's just the same as when you are standing on the ground, which you should
learn very well first. Your partner will have to learn to trust you very well,
otherwise it won't work properly. And this trust must be learned standing on the
ground first. He or she should learn to become part of you, and let you balance
him - he shouldn't try to balance himself. If he is off-balance he must let you
save him. You can see why this requires trust! You should practice this until
you can walk, run, twist and turn around without him being nervous.
Your partner should have his toes pointing apart, heels close together. His feet
may slope down towards the back, which feels a bit unsafe at first. He will need
to find the most comfortable position - but your shoulder muscles are not very
stable to stand on.
There are two main methods for the rest of this balance:
1. You keep your hands on your partners legs, at the back. You pull his legs
against your head, giving him some steadiness. Do this method to begin with.
2. Your partner bends his knees and leans his lower legs firmly against your
head to support himself. You don't need to hold him, but this method is less
stable and safe.
You can easily hurt your back doing all of this, unless you warm up your bodies
properly first, every time. Also, your partner will probably lean too much
forward when learning, which puts a strain on your back. When he is properly
upright he will feel weightless by comparison. Don't even think about getting on
the unicycle before you have got this working. You should really try to find
some acrobats or gymnasts to show you how to do all this properly - it's
important to get it right, but hard to describe in words.
I would recommend carrying your partner sitting on your shoulders, on the
unicycle, before trying it standing. This is far safer. He tucks his feet behind
your back (round your sides) and it is very difficult for him to fall. This will
help to build his trust, and to build your strength, getting used to the extra
weight and how it affects the unicycle.
Tim Sheppard firstname.lastname@example.org Lilliput Press - Publisher of fine books
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