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Old 2008-10-25, 08:49 PM   #1
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How did you progress with time?

No, I'm not asking how you got better - the obvious answer is practice.

I'm asking about the sequence you went through while learning new things. For example, you could post your skills as you learned them in chronological order.

For example:
1. ride forward
2. free mount
3. hop
4. idle
5. ride backwards
6. 1270 upsin (lol, you get the point)

What came quickly to you? What took you weeks of constant practice?
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Old 2008-10-25, 08:59 PM   #2
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After two and half years of riding I can just about manage one and half of the things on your list.
If I'm lucky.

I'm posting in the wrong thread here, aren't I?
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Old 2008-10-25, 09:05 PM   #3
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My list was only an example.

I'm a complete noob, so my actual list is:

1. Ride forwards
2. Free mount
3. Idle (well, working on it now)
4. Hopping (again, still a work in progress)

I'm asking about the order you learned things, not just what you can do.
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Old 2008-10-25, 09:08 PM   #4
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My list was only an example.

I'm a complete noob, so my actual list is:

1. Ride forwards
2. Free mount
3. Idle (well, working on it now)
4. Hopping (again, still a work in progress)

I'm asking about the order you learned things, not just what you can do.
Oh in that case my list matches yours.
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Get splined an a KH saet or ur a pansy.
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Old 2008-10-25, 09:45 PM   #5
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forwards
free mount
idle
backwards
hop (although I've never been able to hop up anything big).

It took me about 10 months from getting my unicycle to be confident enough to commute on it - ie. to get up/down anything I needed to on my commute.

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Old 2008-10-25, 10:06 PM   #6
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I've been riding since the end of June and can already:

360 unispin - static and rolling
crank flip
tyre step body varial
some 270 unispins
wheel walk(not so good at it)
and I'm learning how to rolling wrap
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Old 2008-10-25, 10:16 PM   #7
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I'm more interested in the sequence you learned things in, not just what you can do.
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Old 2008-10-26, 12:07 AM   #8
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Riding
Free mount
Bunny hopping (e.g., stairs)
Idling
One foot riding
Riding SIF
Riding backwards
Wheel walking
One foot wheel walking
Better hopping SI/SIF (e.g., benches)

Currently working on gliding.

Many of the skills at the top of the list I was working on simultaneously, so it's hard to put them in order. I also separated my hopping into two phases because my height and control increased dramatically when I switched to my right hand.
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Old 2008-10-26, 12:53 AM   #9
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My progress:
1. Bought a uni 24"
2. Learn to ride in a straight line.
3. Learn to turn.
4. Bought another uni 20"
5. Learn to freemount.
6. Bought another uni 29"
7. Started practicing jump mount.
8. Started practicing idling.
Next:
9. Eat Kraft Dinner for a month and don't go out Saturday nights. (Edit) Spend Saturday nights practicing 7 & 8
10. Buy another uni.-36"

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Old 2008-10-26, 01:10 AM   #10
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I guess I've gotta add another thing to my list as of 5 minutes ago.

I tried for the first time to jump mount, and landed a few and rode off with about a 50% success rate.
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Old 2008-10-26, 01:21 AM   #11
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Riding (straight line, turning, u-turning, very small drops).
Freemounting.
Hopping.
One-footing.
Jump/suicide mount.
Crank grabs/to rubber.
Some basic trials lines (gaps and skinnies and such).
Backwards.
Leg wraps.
Idling.

That's about where I am after almost 3 years.
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Old 2008-10-26, 01:48 AM   #12
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1. Mount with assist, ride straight without assist (learned in a few days)
2. Learn to turn, go up and down curbs (learned in about a week)
3. Learn to static mount (learned in a few days... had some really ugly UPDs!)
4. Started learning to idle, got tired of even uglier UPDs
4. Rested for about 20 years (time passed quicker than I can tell you)
5. Picked up where I left off trying to learn to idle (its already taken me 20 years to get here, so what if it takes a little longer?)

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Old 2008-10-26, 03:48 AM   #13
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1.ride forward
2.freemount
2.MUni
3.hop
4.jump off tables
5.1 foot ride
6.idle
7.working on riding backwords
8.long jump
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Old 2008-10-26, 05:06 AM   #14
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All righty, I'll do a timeline dump here... I haven't really thought about this before.... hmmm.

April 2006: Ride forward
May 2006: Freemount
June 2006: Freemount without rolling back!! oooh...
June 2006: Hop
October 2006: Drop (not from too high, though)
December 2006: Rocky and droppy MUni
February 2007: Small rolling hops
March 2007: Idle
May 2007: Ride backwards (but still haven't totally gotten it yet!)
...............


Fast foward to the Cokering, and it gets a lot more boring
...............
October 2007: Ride forward faster, with the revolutionary... Coker™!
January 2008: Hard braking stops
February 2008: Ride forward farther...
March 2008: Ride forward geared up, faster again...
April 2008: Ride forward geared up, without crashing and burning every week.
May 2008: Shift gears without thinking about it.
June 2008: Ride forward faster again...
August 2008: Ride forward a little faster again...
October 2008: Use brake in lieu of backpressure for slightly "technical" Coker muni
.......
November 2008: Vote from a Coker!!! (haha, I wish :-P)

Seems that all I know how to do anymore is "ride forward" and how to stop "riding forward" along with the occasional bit of fun... it floateth my boat
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Old 2008-10-27, 04:09 AM   #15
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I train with a unicycle team that follows the IUF/USA freestyle levels for learning new skills, but not always in that order. These are a great series of skills that generally build on each other but it's also a good idea to try things that just strike your fancy.
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