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Old 2007-03-23, 02:47 AM   #1
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90 degree turn ?

Two of the IUF skills in level 2 are:

make a 90 degree turn to the left inside a 1 meter circle
make a 90 degree turn to the right inside a 1 meter circle

I might not be seeing the obvious here.. but isn't a 90 degree turn a 90 degree turn? What does it mean to be done inside a 1 meter circle?
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Old 2007-03-23, 02:48 AM   #2
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It means that you have to do the 90 degree turn with a radius smaller than half a meter.
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Old 2007-03-23, 03:00 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply. But what I don't get is what difference does it make if the turn is in a small circle?
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Old 2007-03-23, 03:05 AM   #4
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Thanks for your reply. But what I don't get is what difference does it make if the turn is in a small circle?
it is supposed to show control i believe.
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It means you have to be riding north say when you enter the circle, and end up riding east or west when you leave the circle.

It's because if you do a leaning turn, you don't turn instantly, you turn in a smooth curve. The circle specifies how big a curve it can be. So you have to turn quite tightly, rather than turn over a massive long distance, which is much easier.

If you do an action-reaction turn (a twist your body turn), then you can turn 90 degrees on the spot, but typically that's not how people learn to turn, or a nice way to turn a unicycle generally.

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I'm guessing that you don't have the same control for a sharp turn if you need a radius of say 5 meter to turn. This shows that you have a "reaction" turn rather than some extended leaning turn.
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Aha... ok.. I got it now.. thanks.

I mean I understand it now.
I'll have to check to see tomorrow if I "got it"
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