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Old 2011-01-28, 06:59 AM   #1
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Talking how many tricks can you do

wanna see who's the best unicyler
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Old 2011-01-28, 07:21 AM   #2
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Like 3.

This makes me the best so far.... nice.
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Old 2011-01-28, 07:57 AM   #3
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you mean unicyclist not unicycler.This doesnt really work because the best unicyclist cant number all his tricks,there are so many basic tricks that alot of people wont be able to tell you how many.I'm sure people like Krisztian Kovacs have a trick bag of like 1000.
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Old 2011-01-28, 08:16 AM   #4
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ok then what are some tricks you can
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Old 2011-01-28, 08:39 AM   #5
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around 3000, but you know, it would take soooo long to type them all out here. But there you have it, I must be the best. . . best ever, yup, just been in hiding all these years.
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Old 2011-01-28, 05:39 PM   #6
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Lots of tricks doesn't make you the best unicyclsit. It won't necessarily win you a competition of Flat or Freestyle.
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Old 2011-01-28, 06:26 PM   #7
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Over 9000!!!!!.. Sorry couldn't help myself =)
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Old 2011-01-28, 06:31 PM   #8
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Lots of tricks doesn't make you the best unicyclsit. It won't necessarily win you a competition of Flat or Freestyle.
What does make a person a good unicyclist? As a person who started unicycling later in life I find it hard to pick up "tricks" that most 12 year olds seem to be able to pick up overnight.

Also very importantly: HOW DO YOU DEFINE TRICKS as opposed to riding skills?
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Old 2011-01-28, 06:43 PM   #9
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What does make a person a good unicyclist? As a person who started unicycling later in life I find it hard to pick up "tricks" that most 12 year olds seem to be able to pick up overnight.

Also very importantly: HOW DO YOU DEFINE TRICKS as opposed to riding skills?
I find that just at age 21. But it's really all about practice, and as you get older you develop certain ways of thinking and going about things when you are learning them, where as a 6 year old just tries to do it instinctively, which is the way to do it.

I don't think you can separate the two, because 1ft idling is a trick, but some people consider it a skill that you should know. I'd call backwards riding a trick, but that's something essential to learn too.
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Old 2011-01-28, 07:07 PM   #10
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I've found that if I work hard on a new trick for a few weeks, I lose ground on other tricks I already learned. There's not enough time to practice everything. It might be more interesting to ask how many tricks you can do right now.

I'd be interested to know if the better riders have to maintain all their tricks constantly or if tricks become permanent after a while.
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Old 2011-01-28, 07:34 PM   #11
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I've found that if I work hard on a new trick for a few weeks, I lose ground on other tricks I already learned. There's not enough time to practice everything. It might be more interesting to ask how many tricks you can do right now.

I'd be interested to know if the better riders have to maintain all their tricks constantly or if tricks become permanent after a while.
well I can't say as much for unicycling since I can't do much. but yes, I used to skateboard, over time it seems like you lose the memory of the trick, but it can usually be retrieved within a few tries. Although I have found that with tricks that you had mastered in the first place, but hadn't done for say.... a year, it comes back in less tries.

Also things to take into consideration, many tricks are similar to other tricks, some even have the same parts just in different orders or with something else added
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I find that just at age 21. But it's really all about practice, and as you get older you develop certain ways of thinking and going about things when you are learning them, where as a 6 year old just tries to do it instinctively, which is the way to do it.

I don't think you can separate the two, because 1ft idling is a trick, but some people consider it a skill that you should know. I'd call backwards riding a trick, but that's something essential to learn too.
I don't think its all about practice Dane - I put in A LOT of practice - about an hour per day I've been trying to wheel walk since November 2010 and still can't do it properly. Some teenage boys seem to pick it up overnight.(I sold a unicycle to a boy who apparently learned to ride in an afternoon and was doing uni spins the next day??)

I must say however that I find some skills easier to pick up than others - 1 foot idling was surprisingly easy compared to learning how to idle in the first instance.

I think there is too much of an emphasis on 'TRICKS' to the point where it seems that unless you can do a 360' uni spin and a crank flip you are dismissed as a rider.
If we compare it to say cycling disciplines, no one would base a road rider or mountain biker's ability on their freestyle BMX abilities.

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Old 2011-01-28, 08:54 PM   #13
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I don't think its all about practice Dane - I put in A LOT of practice - about an hour per day I've been trying to wheel walk since November 2010 and still can't do it properly. Some teenage boys seem to pick it up overnight.(I sold a unicycle to a boy who apparently learned to ride in an afternoon and was doing uni spins the next day??)

I must say however that I find some skills easier to pick up than others - 1 foot idling was surprisingly easy compared to learning how to idle in the first instance.

I think there is too much of an emphasis on 'TRICKS' to the point where it seems that unless you can do a 360' uni spin and a crank flip you are dismissed as a rider.
If we compare it to say cycling disciplines, no one would base a road rider or mountain biker's ability on their freestyle BMX abilities.
Well it's just like you said, some skills you pick up faster than others. But I fully believe that the younger you are the more of an advantage you have. I learned to ride in a day, 180spin in a month, but I still can't 1ft idle or 1ft ride.

As for your last comment, do you mean just inside of the Uni community you are dismissed as a rider? Or by people in general?
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I've found with the few tricks I have learned, that there are certain ways I have to go about learning them now. Some peoples methods of how to learn something don't work for me. So for a few weeks I was trying to 1ft wheelwalk a certain way, and just a few days ago, I changed everything up and even got a diff pair of shoes, and now I am doing it much better.

There are so many variables it's just hard to say
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Old 2011-01-28, 09:08 PM   #15
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As for your last comment, do you mean just inside of the Uni community you are dismissed as a rider? Or by people in general?
Well - just look at the title of this thread - how many tricks you can do somehow makes you the best unicyclist.
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