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Old 2007-04-05, 04:49 AM   #136
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Yeah I find if you put a good bit of weight on the seat it helps, but you just need practice and it will click just like riding or anything else. Also try you hardest to keep equal pressure on the pedals almost as if you were walking once I tried that I got it within a day of tring. Remember pratice, practice, practice! and good luck!
Thanks.

I switched the 127 cranks for 102's now the wobble is almost non-existant, but everything else is slightly harder. The wabble was so bad that I'd say overal it's slightly easier now.

When I switched the cranks I noticed I cracked the frame where the lollypop bolts are and a 2mm wide metal strip between the two bolt holes fell off. I've never done anything harder to it other than riding off curbs. It's still ridable though, it wobbles a teeny bit w/in the frame.

Partly because of this I ordered the '07 Nimbus X and it should be here on Friday.

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Are you going to restart/continue to post developments?

I intend to read the hole thing eventually.
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As far as your SIF question - if you can ride SIf with your dominant hand, then you've got the technique down. If you wanna do it with both then yeah, just keep practicing, but if you're anything like me, your right-hand SIF will always be stabler.

I've read that it's good to be ambidextrous w/ this so I alternate hands and fluctuate w/ doing one thing better w/ my right and another better w/ my left.

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Old 2007-04-05, 10:32 PM   #137
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Are you going to restart/continue to post developments?

I intend to read the hole thing eventually.
I've considered picking it up again, but if I did it wouldn't be for a few months...IB is taking a huge toll on my time and energy right now.

Thanks for the appreciation of my work, though. Hope the journal helps you!
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Old 2008-07-05, 01:23 AM   #138
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great thread....very well written...i read the whole thing and it did wonders for me....<3
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Old 2008-07-05, 03:31 AM   #139
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No problem! Glad to see this is still being used to help beginners.
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Old 2008-07-06, 01:33 AM   #140
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i have read and reread the parts about freemounting, and i still cant get it. when i go out and practice, the first couple of times i can land it but then i cant after that. i usually have the pedal in the 6:00 position, not horizontal because i always put too much pressure on the pedal when its horizontal and the unicycle shoots out behind me.
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Old 2008-07-06, 01:42 AM   #141
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Try to seat on the saddle when freemounting then the pressure on the pedal wont existe and you will be able to do a static mount.
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No problem! Glad to see this is still being used to help beginners.
No really! This has helped me out more than any video....It gives you assurance to hear others having the same problem. Its great , I'm on day 2 and i rode 10 feet already...I'm pumped
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i have read and reread the parts about freemounting, and i still cant get it. when i go out and practice, the first couple of times i can land it but then i cant after that. i usually have the pedal in the 6:00 position, not horizontal because i always put too much pressure on the pedal when its horizontal and the unicycle shoots out behind me.
Well it's another one of those "practice practice practice" things, but like guilhermeteles said, try and center as much of your weight onto the seat as you can before you even step on. Another important thing to be aware of is that you're not really stepping, you're almost jumping onto it, just with one foot forward - if you think of it that way, your weight will be more evenly distributed between the two pedals and your balance will be easier to maintain.
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Old 2009-05-15, 09:45 AM   #144
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when i learnt to uni i just cycled around my trampoline by letting go and holding on, then i went to the park when i could free mount and i rode it. took like 2 months but who cares.
Good work man you were really determined to ride. nice job!
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