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Old 2003-05-15, 01:40 PM   #16
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Wow! A fellow Burlingtonian! Welcome!

If you can, do check out the Toronto Unicyclists Club. Darren Bedford is great for equipment if you ever need it, and the people there are all friendly too
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Old 2003-05-15, 01:43 PM   #17
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Only 1.16, i'd better post some more!! (see more fun at PI yards per revolution)
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Old 2003-05-15, 01:53 PM   #18
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Call me uneducated, or in the dark. But I can't figure out half of what you guys are saying... Can someone explain all this Uni slang to me?! Like honest to goodness I cannot figure out what a coker is and whatnot. That'd be great to know...

Krissy
dont know about your education and i dont know about the elictricity supply in your neck of canada but i can suggest when u come accross some uni-slang to either ask in one of these forums (pref. in JUST CONVERSATION - before the topic police get to u)
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to use the search function
it's at the bottom of the page and is the best way to keep up with the jargon and still look kewl
dont tell anyone

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Old 2003-05-15, 01:55 PM   #19
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K.R.I.S.S.Y.

As you've already been provided sufficient information to get you started and confused enough by others here, I will not attempt to add to either.

However, I do have a question for you since not a few of us are conspiracy theorists of the highest order.

You have clearly registered your name as an acronym. Why, what does it stand for and what exactly are you up to?

Welcome (conditionally offered pending your establishment as a force for good and not evil),
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Old 2003-05-15, 02:02 PM   #20
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it's at the bottom of the page and is the best way to keep up with the jargon and still look kewl
Of course the really kewl people know that the search button is at the top of the page...

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Old 2003-05-15, 02:17 PM   #21
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Of course the really kewl people know that the search button is at the top of the page...

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i allways use the search window at the bottom of the page
left hand corner
it's only there while u r looking at the front page of the forum, once u've opened a thread, chil-phil is quite correct, then u need to use the search button
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Old 2003-05-15, 03:08 PM   #22
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Re: New here, new to the sport

K.r.i.s.s.y wrote:
> Call me uneducated, or in the dark. But I can't figure out half of
> what you guys are saying... Can someone explain all this Uni slang to
> me?! Like honest to goodness I cannot figure out what a Coker is and
> whatnot. That'd be great to know...
>
> Krissy


A Coker is a 36" wheel unicycle, so named because it's manufactured by Coker
Tire Company. Others (www.unicycle.com, Kris Holm, www.creativegeckos.com)
sell Coker upgrades....



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Old 2003-05-15, 05:08 PM   #23
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Re: New here, new to the sport

K.r.i.s.s.y wrote:
> Hello Everyone!
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> Allow me to introduce myself, I am Krissy! *Laughs* as if you couldn't
> tell...
>
> Anyways, I just started unicycling and I love it. I am not very good
> yet, actually I am still in the very primary stages of learning. I
> would really love it if you could leave some suggestions on how to
> improve my skills, I would be ever grateful!


Sure. Here's my story:

I know half a dozen Cokeurs in Austin, and when I asked Darren Peterson
which unicycle I should get if I wanted to learn to Coker, he said what the
hell, get a Coker and learn on it.

So I did. But:

No one else ever learned on a Coker. It's supposedly absurdly hard. I was
fumbling around getting nowhere for *months* - buying videos and Dancey's
book and practicing most mornings, woo woo woo....

Then I got Jack Halpern's book, Anyone Can Ride a Unicycle, and learned how
to unicycle in half a dozen fairly easy half-hour lessons - would've been
shorter, probably, for someone with even a micro-shred of talent and/or
common sense. ;-)

So there's my advice for you: get Jack's book and learn on a 24".


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Old 2003-05-15, 06:23 PM   #24
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Re: New here, new to the sport

phil wrote:
> I on the other hand make
> 3.6 posts a day apparently, so therefore I must know what I'm talking
> about.[1]


Coincidentally, 3.6 is the number of metric feet in the diameter of a
Coker wheel. You're clearly deeply in tune with unicycling on a
subconscious level ;-)

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Old 2003-05-15, 06:58 PM   #25
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uni slang?

are you talking about SIB 1ft WWing? thats sounds pretty hard to me,not sure if it could be done...

oh and as a post averager of 4.55 i say hello.
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Old 2003-05-15, 08:27 PM   #26
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Actually my name isn't an acronym I just liked the way it looked witht the periods in between the letters. I suppose I could make it into one though....hmmmmm... I'll get back to you on that one...

Krissy

*Thanks for all the info thus far!*
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Old 2003-05-15, 08:44 PM   #27
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Krissy,

The very first thing to do is to upload a personal photo here:

http://www.unicyclist.com/gallery/faces

so we can assess whether or not you have "the look" of the unicyclist.
Just did this myself, but now the gallery shows as empty. Not sure if there's a connection....maybe adding my photo scared all the rest of them away? Can someone try the link, see if they see anything beside an empty album?
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Old 2003-05-15, 09:08 PM   #28
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where did all those cool pics go!?? is the faces gallery no more?
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Old 2003-05-15, 09:13 PM   #29
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where did all those cool pics go!?? is the faces gallery no more?
They were there when I started, and I just followed the prompts to add a single photo and caption. I never told anyone to delete anything, but my uploading of a new photo seemed to coincide with the whole megillah disappearing. I've uploaded photos before w/o issue, and can't believe I'd have rights to delete stuff even if I wanted to. I'll mail gilby.
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Old 2003-05-15, 09:18 PM   #30
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Re: New here, new to the sport

K.r.i.s.s.y wrote:
> Actually my name isn't an acronym I just liked the way it looked witht
> the periods in between the letters. I suppose I could make it into one
> though..


Well, http://www.brunching.com/cyborger.html comes up with "Kinetic
Robotic Individual Skilled in Sabotage and Yardwork"

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