Unicyclist Community

Go Back   Unicyclist Community > Non-unicycling Discussion > Just Conversation & Introduce Yourself

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 4 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 2009-06-16, 11:22 PM   #1
unirox13
Unicycling Ninja!
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Richmond, VA
Age: 30
Posts: 551
Send a message via AIM to unirox13
the official rola bola thread!!!

ok so i doubt this thread will be to big a hit, but i figured i'd start it anyway. so here we have a place to discuss rola bola and all the fun that can be had on one. post questions, vids, tips, tricks, etc. and we'll see what happens. i'll start with the first question.

i'm very good at doing rola bola, and i can even do the double-stack (one rola on top of the other perpendicular to one another with the board on top) my only issue with this is i can't seem to freemount it. i can sit on the bed and mount by holding on to stuff, but not just out in the open. does anyone have any tips that would potentially make freemounting this easier?
__________________
The World is on fire, are you the smoke, or the flames?
unirox13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-06-17, 01:44 AM   #2
Jeremy R
onceuponatimetherewasaper son
 
Jeremy R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Massachussets
Posts: 1,998
Send a message via AIM to Jeremy R
Don't you mean indo board?
__________________
661
MountainUni
or make it a dinglespeed - saskatchewanian
Jeremy R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-06-17, 02:08 AM   #3
unirox13
Unicycling Ninja!
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Richmond, VA
Age: 30
Posts: 551
Send a message via AIM to unirox13
indo board is actually a brand name. rola bola is the general term
__________________
The World is on fire, are you the smoke, or the flames?
unirox13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-06-17, 07:39 AM   #4
Triball
Pimped out
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Slovenia
Age: 29
Posts: 1,320
I have a homemade rola bola. I can ride it and crouch on it, but that's all for now. I recently got another "pipe", so I might try double-stacked someday. But it scares me to think about it
__________________
Pay for you gas or loose your ID
Triball is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-06-17, 02:08 PM   #5
BluntRM
The Technology
 
BluntRM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,169
I thought you ran off to join the circus?
BluntRM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-06-17, 08:31 PM   #6
camrocl
Unicyclist
 
camrocl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Armagh, Northern Ireland
Posts: 129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Triball View Post
I have a homemade rola bola.
I do also.

Im not great, can only balance and purposely through myself of balance before a sudden correction.

Have yet to try 2.

At DJC i saw a lad balance on one taking of a jumper, tshirt, shoes and trousers (dont worry he was wearing shorts underneath) and then re-dress.

I also was talking to someone who had seen someone else at EJC on a rola bola, juggling knives and spinning a hula hoop at the same time. He kept this up for almost a minute apparently!!!

Warning to more agged or those who would go at it like a bull at a ditch - Be carefull at first or, like my dad the pipe may fly from under you and cause you to damage you hip. If you do make a homemade one please do be sure to add small walls on the bottom to help prevent this.
__________________

Last edited by camrocl; 2009-06-17 at 08:33 PM.
camrocl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-06-17, 09:35 PM   #7
AlisterBurt
Push button, recieve bacon.
 
AlisterBurt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Newcastle, England
Age: 25
Posts: 1,822
Send a message via MSN to AlisterBurt
would DJC be durham juggling convention?
AlisterBurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-06-18, 07:15 AM   #8
camrocl
Unicyclist
 
camrocl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Armagh, Northern Ireland
Posts: 129
I suppose it could

No, realy, i was going for Dublin
__________________
camrocl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-06-19, 05:46 AM   #9
johnfoss
North Shore ridin'
 
johnfoss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
Age: 57
Posts: 17,129
Years before I got into unicycling, I was inspired to home-make a rola-bola after seeing an old film clip of Hugh Hefner on one.

Safety note: When someone's learning to use one, make sure you're not standing to either side of them!
__________________
John Foss
www.unicycling.com

"Who is going to argue with a mom who can ride a unicycle?" -- Forums member "HiMo"
johnfoss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-06-19, 04:10 PM   #10
AlisterBurt
Push button, recieve bacon.
 
AlisterBurt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Newcastle, England
Age: 25
Posts: 1,822
Send a message via MSN to AlisterBurt
ahh ok camrocl i was just wondering, durham juggling convention was where i learnt to ride, and i dont havea rola bola but my friend does, its pretty fun, never tried 2 stacked but i can juggle 5 balls on it easily and do tricks and stuff, never tried to uni on it
AlisterBurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 2009-06-28, 01:51 PM   #11
unirox13
Unicycling Ninja!
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Richmond, VA
Age: 30
Posts: 551
Send a message via AIM to unirox13
Quote:
Originally Posted by BluntRM View Post
I thought you ran off to join the circus?
actually, i decided to stay in richmond for a little while longer and perfect all of my skills. right now i'm working on my cirque du soleil audition video. the only part i'm having an issue with is the 30 sec. improvisational dance routine. other than that it's a very simple video. trials/street unicycling is my main focus, but the auditions require you to prove that you can do a lot of other skills so they know that they will be able to use you in other parts of the show. i think i stand a really good chance at getting in.

on a rola bola related note...i landed a few shuv-its today(jump and kick the board so it spins 180 on top of the roller then land back on) hopefully more flip tricks will follow
__________________
The World is on fire, are you the smoke, or the flames?
unirox13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
bola, official, rola, thread


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
the what should i do while im quarantined thread? knighty Just Conversation & Introduce Yourself 7 2009-06-10 08:44 AM
rola bola/bongo board zod Just Conversation & Introduce Yourself 10 2008-08-27 05:18 AM
The official SIF hop thread manon1wheel General Unicycling Discussions 26 2008-06-15 05:43 PM
official psp thread! habbywall Just Conversation & Introduce Yourself 14 2006-02-21 12:46 AM
Rola - Bola Jan Hader General Unicycling Discussions 1 1999-04-22 03:14 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2001-2019 Gilby
You Rated this Thread:
Page generated in 0.09518 seconds with 11 queries