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Old 2017-11-28, 07:20 PM   #196
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Freewheeling seems awesome so far. The feeling you get when your hub starts clicking is really satisfying! And I managed to mount without assistance today. Also remembered how big of a difference free mounting makes to unicycling! I can actually get somewhere with my new contraption now

Here is a video of my fourth free mount: https://youtu.be/7mp4MokgVEc

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Old 2017-12-31, 05:02 PM   #197
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I wanted to post this video here to give me an incentive to work on doing it the "right" way. Hopefully I'll post another version in 6-12 months which shows coasting where I'm pedalling here. https://youtu.be/8M215NhAWRM

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Old 2018-01-05, 02:16 PM   #198
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Hi waaalrus,
I am actually waiting for a freewheel hub shipped to Europe . Can't wait to try freewheel kiting.
Have you already posted detail experience with the 1:3,8 hub anywhere? Just have seen the video and would be interested how difficult it was compared and if the hub lasted more than the try in the video.
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Old 2018-01-05, 09:02 PM   #199
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Hi waaalrus,
I am actually waiting for a freewheel hub shipped to Europe . Can't wait to try freewheel kiting.
Have you already posted detail experience with the 1:3,8 hub anywhere? Just have seen the video and would be interested how difficult it was compared and if the hub lasted more than the try in the video.
There's this thread. It works well on flat, smooth terrain but is so highly geared (and cranks are limited to 125mm) it's difficult to pedal with any kind of elevation gain. I still have it and ride it occasionally. I would ride it more if I had a good place to ride it.

I wouldn't think it would be good for freewheel kiting (compared to a regular freewheel hub) because even small feet adjustments would translate into big wheel changes. I've looking into kiting but I don't have a good place to ride. If you have a place to ride and already have the kite skills you're most of the way there! I personally feel a peg unicycle would be better for using with a kite but a freewheel unicycle may be more practical.
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Old 2018-01-06, 03:11 PM   #200
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Today I did a fun exercise that other beginner freewheelers may also benefit from. I've had som difficulties with the transition from brake-coasting to pedaling. I've also had a tendency to lean too far back for this reason. So today I practiced doing continous pedal motions while brake-coasting. After a while I got better at it, and when I was going from brake-coasting to pedaling my feet was already moving in circles so the transition was much easier. It can now keep the body in the center of balance because I'm not afraid of falling forwards. I still have a long way to go, but I felt it helped me. As I have mentioned earlier, going from 150 to 125 cranks has also helped a lot.
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