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Old 2008-09-22, 05:07 PM   #16
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...it makes it all the more interesting for him to say he pioneered the sport, which he definitely did, he just wasn't the very first person to do it.
That's right. But what Dan pioneered was Street unicycling. If you ask me, Dan invented Street. But that's too hard to explain, so it looks like they're saying he invented or pioneered MUni. But they don't actually say that either. And he really is one of the pioneers of "extreme unicycling," with Universe 1 as the primary example/evidence.

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Frankly I doubt George Peck was the first person to ride a unicycle off road as well, he was just the first one to advertise it.
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George wasn't the first to advertise it either. The first person to ride a unicycle offroad probably did it about 130 years ago. Back then, there weren't even that many paved roads, though dirt roads wouldn't count in my book. Surely some early unicyclists rode them on trails, across fields, etc.

I think George Peck was the first person to make a full-length video about mountain unicycling, and it was very inspiring. Plus he made many other contributions as the guy to look toward for a world getting interested in dirt riding. The earliest "advertisement" of offroad unicycling I know of is a 1981 article in the Unicycling Society of America Newsletter, titled U.M.X.

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Dan Heaton has never done a 360 unispin on flat. He learned them down a 6 set.
Are you supposed to be some kind of Dan Heaton expert? Before anyone thought of doing scary tricks down stair sets, I'm pretty sure Dan was filming himself doing 360s and harder tricks, some of which are shown in Universe 1. I'm guessing you haven't seen it?

Unless you meant something other than a 360 Unispin. If you meant rotating 360 degrees *with the unicycle,* I was there for that one. It was on a downhill section with a little root bump/jump in it on a trail near the infamous Mailboxes trail in Santa Cruz. This was probably in 1999 or 2000, I think the same day that some of the Universe 1 Santa Cruz footage was filmed. Yup, there was a lot of history in that video as well!
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Old 2008-09-22, 09:09 PM   #17
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I was fortunate enough to see the commercial last week on TV. Can you say "TiVo"? I'm so psyched that I didn't miss it. I think it was on during the Daily Show.
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Old 2008-09-22, 10:10 PM   #18
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Dan Heaton does not do uni-spins, Dan Heaton just jumps up and the earth spins beneath him.

If you have five dollars and Dan Heaton has five dollars, Dan Heaton has more money than you.

Underneath Dan's unicycle is a bigger better unicycle.

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Old 2008-09-22, 10:46 PM   #19
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Dan Heaton does not do uni-spins, Dan Heaton just jumps up and the earth spins beneath him.
Yup, you got the idea.

If you could capture the power behind one of Dan Heaton's rolling hops, it could generate enough electricity to light the entire state of Texas for half an hour.

John, don't try to tell me what I meant.

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Old 2008-09-22, 11:44 PM   #20
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Not really, you spelled "infinite" wrong, and made a tired old joke even worse.

Also, the numbers used for dollars really don't matter, because if you have 5 dollars and chuck has 5 dollars....chuck really has ten dollars
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Old 2008-09-23, 02:38 AM   #21
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My mom saw the commercial today when I was at work. I was bummed I didn't get to see it on actual TV but it's really sweet she saw it. My mom loves Dan Heaton haha.
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Old 2008-11-15, 07:45 PM   #22
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I just saw it . It's pretty sweet.
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Old 2008-11-15, 08:36 PM   #23
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it is pretty sweet, but it said he invented mountain unicycling... which isn't really true.

i just read the above posts, and if you wanna get technical, george peck was unicycling up rocky hills when kris holm was but a wee lad.

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Old 2008-11-25, 06:25 PM   #24
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Here is an ad from a magazine my mom sent me of Dan Heaton:
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Old 2008-11-25, 10:14 PM   #26
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That commercial is so nice I have only seen it online because I'm in the UK but it's sweet, have you seen the long version?

What tire is Dan riding on his Muni? it looks sweet!
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Here is an ad from a magazine my mom sent me of Dan Heaton:
that was one of the posters they had up in the trials demo.
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That commercial is so nice I have only seen it online because I'm in the UK but it's sweet, have you seen the long version?

What tire is Dan riding on his Muni? it looks sweet!
Michelin? not sure
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I just saw this on the Discovery Channel.
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