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Old 2005-06-20, 06:37 PM   #1
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Question Giraffe

HOw do you get ON a giraffe uni?
My friend is getting one and I will hopefully be able to ride it
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Old 2005-06-20, 06:46 PM   #2
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Old 2005-06-20, 06:49 PM   #3
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U just do. I do like a pull up on my gutter. I've had mine for a year and its never been hard toget on it.
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Old 2005-06-20, 08:10 PM   #4
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Search on "giraffe freemount" or giraffe mount, or similar combinations. Lots of detailed descriptions out there...
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Old 2005-06-21, 12:18 AM   #5
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Old 2005-06-21, 09:50 AM   #6
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taken from that site's discussion about giraffe dismounting...

The ideal way to fall of is forwards.
i've always been under the impression that for safety reasons, the ideal raffie dismount is off the back of the machine so that u can be sure that the wheel won't stop suddenly and either break your coccyx or damage your spinal cord

who do we speak to about amending that entry?

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Old 2005-06-21, 10:23 AM   #7
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ive always been under the impression that teh best way to do it is to make sure theres nothing behind you to stop the wheel and get offf it forwards.

surely if you go backwards there's a very good chance of landing on your bum and cracking your head open? especilly if the wheel is stopped by something.

I guess they're all things you have to weigh up before deciding you want to sit on top of a 6-foot long pole with a wheel on the end, but personally I go with forwards.
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Old 2005-06-21, 10:47 AM   #8
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surely if you go backwards there's a very good chance of landing on your bum and cracking your head open? especilly if the wheel is stopped by something.
i don't quite know how u foresee the danger of landing on your bum
while dropping off the back of the machine, u're still aiming to land on your feet and u have the unicycle out in front of u where u are much more aware of the area it's moving into
especially in crowd-word, a person can step in behind u (after u've 'checked') and get smacked on the shin by a giraffe uni

u r quite correct that it is the kind of thing that should be sorted out b4 climbing on the 6ft pole with the wheel

i have a slight moral dilemma regarding being sensible about unicycling, but that's a different discussion

my original opinion was pretty much a result of these two threads
Unicycle-related Deaths and the follow-up thread
Giraffe Dismounts (was Unicycle-related Deaths)

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Old 2005-06-21, 01:40 PM   #9
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Look here at unicycle.2ya.com

Look under the subject of miscellaneous.

http://www.unicycle.2ya.com/
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Old 2005-06-21, 06:25 PM   #10
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have ne of u guys actually been on a giraffe b4?
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Old 2005-06-22, 01:55 AM   #11
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who do we speak to about amending that entry?
You can take care of it yourself. I didn't write it; almost all my giraffe dismounts have been upds, mostly during attempted one-footed riding.

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Old 2005-06-22, 02:20 AM   #12
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i've always been under the impression that for safety reasons, the ideal raffie dismount is off the back of the machine so that u can be sure that the wheel won't stop suddenly and either break your coccyx or damage your spinal cord
well, I think it depends. if you fall forwards, and let the wheel roll back, it could hit something and seriously hurt. but what I think the best way is, just to avoid any possibility of injury, is to put the pedals up and down so the wheel won't move at all, and just fall like a tree, tiiiiiimber!!
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Old 2005-06-22, 11:03 AM   #13
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have ne of u guys actually been on a giraffe b4?
yes, once or twice
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Yes I have. I own a 5 foot giraffe. Im getting pretty good on it. One foot, backwards, freemount. I guess thats about it.
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