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Old 2006-01-10, 02:52 AM   #1
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My new progress

Ok about a week ago I could ride fas far as u ask, hop , gracefully dismount, and 180 unispin.

well my unispin is not as good as it was last week.

now i can freemount indefinately, and can hop SIF and hop 180 Seat in.

Now i feel i am progressing fast. I have only ridden twice since last week.

I will have a vid up later, hopefully.
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Old 2006-01-10, 03:04 AM   #2
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cool man. youll probably end up being really good. especially if you practice a lot.
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Old 2006-01-10, 03:06 AM   #3
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Nice job!
Expect new skill to come and go. My spins are that way. Some days I can nail them and geep them going round and round, other days, I'm lucky if I get in one revolution!


Keep it up and let us know what tricks you're up to. Free mounting is an essential, I'm sure you notice how handy it is already!
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Old 2006-01-10, 03:10 AM   #4
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Unispinning before you can 100% freemount? O.o
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Old 2006-01-10, 03:11 AM   #5
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Nice job!
Expect new skill to come and go. My spins are that way. Some days I can nail them and geep them going round and round, other days, I'm lucky if I get in one revolution!


Keep it up and let us know what tricks you're up to. Free mounting is an essential, I'm sure you notice how handy it is already!
you mean unispin? dang work it mrs blake. you go girl
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Old 2006-01-10, 03:15 AM   #6
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you mean unispin? dang work it mrs blake. you go girl
no I just mean spin.
I don't have the nerve to uni spin.


PS thanks for the go girl part. It's nice to feel recognized and appreciated

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Old 2006-01-10, 06:29 AM   #7
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sorry no vid tonight, my fiance and I went to play some Hold Em' at a friends house. My next thing to learn is to idle pretty well so i can learn a 360 spin. the 180 was effortless and I landed it my 1st try. both Seat in and SIF. I think the basis to learning a lot of Freestyle tricks is to Idle well. Correct me if I am wrong but that just seems to be Logical to me. I bet with a little Effort I can spin the full 360 but the hard part will probably be riding away from it.
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Old 2006-01-10, 06:46 AM   #8
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Please forgive my skepticism, but I've been riding for over two years, and can do all kinds of really hard stuff, but I'm still only around 60% on my unispins. I have a hard time believing you could learn to unispin at your level. So, by unispin, to you mean jumping up off the unicycle, spinning it 180 degrees and landing again, or do mean jumping up with the unicycle and spinning 180 degrees, or something else? This http://unicyclist.org/cont/play.cfm?pi=m3202401802seat is what a real unispin looks like. If this is what you can do, my heartiest congratulations!

I don't think it what be quite correct to say that idling is the basis of most freestyle tricks. Don't get me wrong; idling is an important skill, but I don't think it's any more fundamental than wheel walking, seat out riding, backward riding, one-footed riding and hopping. To do much serious freestyle, you have to master all these basic skills.
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Old 2006-01-10, 02:52 PM   #9
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Yes I can uni spin (180) The first day i was doing them I could land them pretty regular. yesterday iwas not so "on point" with my unispin. Yesterday I landed maybe 10% of my unispin. last week i landed about 80% I can also 180 spin. As i also said in my last thread, I use to ride BMX and did a little flatland, and i also am pretty good on a pogo stick. (spins, twist, grabs, no foot, hands, backwards etc...)

Maybe I should rephrase my statement about Idling. It seems like it is a lot easier to learn tricks if you can idle well and control your balance, rather than pedaling, stoping and then throwing a trick. I do also beleive that backwards riding has a great deal to do with ease of learning because if u cant ride backwards then when you start to fall backwards you maynot have the propper reaction to save the landing.

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Old 2006-01-10, 03:03 PM   #10
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im with jsm on this one, ive been rising for over a year and a half and can do loadsa hard stuff, but not unispin. can you post a video of this at somepoint? in the above post you said you landed it on the first day, but in your other thread you said you didnt land it on the first day :s
if you can do it, and show us a video, i will be very impressed with your progress!
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Old 2006-01-10, 03:44 PM   #11
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Maybe I should rephrase my statement about Idling. It seems like it is a lot easier to learn tricks if you can idle well and control your balance, rather than pedaling, stoping and then throwing a trick. I do also beleive that backwards riding has a great deal to do with ease of learning because if u cant ride backwards then when you start to fall backwards you maynot have the propper reaction to save the landing.
This is actually, in my experience, true.

Once I learned how to idle and ride backwards, I could save myself from falling over in just about every direction. When you get to doing some tricks it helps to be able to do this, otherwise you would just fall over.

You want to be able to ride with comfortable control over your unicycle, and by being able to idle/ride backwards, riding becomes more like walking around in that it is subconcious and very easy.

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Old 2006-01-10, 04:02 PM   #12
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plz excuse my stupid question but what exactly is IDLING?
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Old 2006-01-10, 04:09 PM   #13
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its a way of staying still on a unicycle u peddle forward then backwards but keep the seat staionary
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Please forgive my skepticism, but I've been riding for over two years, and can do all kinds of really hard stuff, but I'm still only around 60% on my unispins. I have a hard time believing you could learn to unispin at your level. So, by unispin, to you mean jumping up off the unicycle, spinning it 180 degrees and landing again, or do mean jumping up with the unicycle and spinning 180 degrees, or something else?

I ask of what use is your skepticism?

Best case it exposes a fraud about a trivial claim.
Worst case it alienates an aspiring unicyclist.

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Old 2006-01-10, 06:35 PM   #15
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I ask of what use is your skepticism?

Best case it exposes a fraud about a trivial claim.
Worst case it alienates an aspiring unicyclist.
umm, Gandhi...you spelled your name wrong....
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