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Old 2006-12-01, 03:26 PM   #1
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Advice on friends learning video

Recently my friend David has expressed a desired to learn to ride so I dusted of the learner Uni and gave him a few lessons.

This video here is him after 2.5 hours of riding.

We started with just sitting and rocking on the Uni and then went to using a fence, one direction then the other.

I have told him to sit up straight, weight on seat, and look ahead and all the other helpful advice listed in the numerous threads here.

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Is there anything looking at the video they would help him?
He's learning quite fast but is getting frustrated at the moment, is practice and patience the key?
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Old 2006-12-01, 03:32 PM   #2
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That's pretty damn good for 2.5 hours. Try to convince him that he's doing really really good for 2.5 hours, and it's not worth it to get frustrated. I think that's a pretty good method for mounting too. I should've done that when I learned.

But, if he keeps it up, in a few days he'll definitely be able to ride well. you've also given him all the advice you really can give him, he just needs more practice.
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Old 2006-12-01, 06:27 PM   #3
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the way i learned, let him start at a mailbox so he can hold on, and gain his balance exactly where he wants it, before he starts riding.
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Old 2006-12-01, 08:46 PM   #4
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Hes pretty much got it now.

A few more runs from the curb mount so he can get better at having a constant distance before he falls.

Then have him learn to freemount. I think a rolling mount is better for a beginner to use, because they can use the forward momentum to get going.
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Old 2006-12-01, 09:23 PM   #5
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Hes pretty much got it now.

A few more runs from the curb mount so he can get better at having a constant distance before he falls.

Then have him learn to freemount. I think a rolling mount is better for a beginner to use, because they can use the forward momentum to get going.
I found that I could transition from mailbox-assisted mounts to freemounts easily, just by trying not to clutch the mailbox as much when I got on. This way, I was able to freemount before I could ride 30 meters.
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Old 2006-12-01, 09:31 PM   #6
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I found that I could transition from mailbox-assisted mounts to freemounts easily, just by trying not to clutch the mailbox as much when I got on. This way, I was able to freemount before I could ride 30 meters.
Nice! =p

I found when I was first teaching my girlfriend, Sera, to ride, she would clutch onto me a lot, to not fall, then little by little would she be able to lessen her grip until it was to the point where I just stuck out my finger and she would hold onto the tip. Then I took my finger away and she was doing it. =p
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Old 2006-12-01, 09:37 PM   #7
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I found that I could transition from mailbox-assisted mounts to freemounts easily, just by trying not to clutch the mailbox as much when I got on. This way, I was able to freemount before I could ride 30 meters.
I have a friend who can freemount, but can't ride more than 2 feet.
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Old 2006-12-02, 04:57 AM   #8
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I found when I was first teaching my girlfriend, Sera, to ride, she would clutch onto me a lot, to not fall, then little by little would she be able to lessen her grip until it was to the point where I just stuck out my finger and she would hold onto the tip. Then I took my finger away and she was doing it. =p
My girlfriend teaches me mounts.
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Old 2006-12-02, 06:53 AM   #9
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My girlfriend teaches me mounts.

I would have her teach me every freestyle trick she knows! =p

Your pretty lucky to have a godess of unicycling.
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Old 2006-12-02, 07:28 AM   #10
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I cannot watch the video but i learnt (and my girlfriend learnt) By holding on to the trampoline and slowly making my way around untill i was confident to let go. it also help with learning to turn because i had to move around the trampoline.
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Old 2006-12-02, 07:34 AM   #11
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david is awesome !

i wish i was that good after even 5 hours.
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