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Old 2009-07-24, 06:39 PM   #16
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Just an FYI, Funding is 90% complete for the largest skate park in the US being built in Boston by Grindline
That's epic.

Figures, though: I spend 10 years in Brookline where there's just nothing and once I leave, this comes along.
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Old 2009-07-24, 06:50 PM   #17
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I understand stand what he means, basically the way vincent?, guy on the 26 with the crazy ramps and speed rode, right?

i think street riders take offense to that because a lot try really hard have flow when they ride. But i think your saying that it would be less flip tricks and more rolling gaps and basically "fast" street, right?

maybe im wrong, almost sounds like a muni kind of style but with the urban aspect.
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Old 2009-07-24, 07:07 PM   #18
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I understand stand what he means, basically the way vincent?, guy on the 26 with the crazy ramps and speed rode, right?

i think street riders take offense to that because a lot try really hard have flow when they ride. But i think your saying that it would be less flip tricks and more rolling gaps and basically "fast" street, right?

maybe im wrong, almost sounds like a muni kind of style but with the urban aspect.
Yeah, justin, you have got it.

The idea is to combind aspects of a bunch of different styles.

From muni and trials, the speed and and avoidance of hops when possible.

From Coker, the A-B aspect.

From street the environment and types of obstacles...

Muni with an urban/street aspect fits the description perfectly.

Maybe it wouldn't be called Flowing, that was all I could think of.


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Old 2009-07-24, 07:11 PM   #19
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Yeah, justin, you have got it.

The idea is to combind aspects of a bunch of different styles.

From muni and trials, the speed and and avoidance of hops when possible.

From Coker, the A-B aspect.

From street the environment and types of obstacles...

Muni with an urban/street aspect fits the description perfectly.

Maybe it wouldn't be called Flowing, that was all I could think of.
That description comes close to what I was thinking about some days ago --> Parkour with unis

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Old 2009-07-24, 07:23 PM   #20
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Kinda, yeah.

I will try to make a video, but it is kinda hard, because the idea is to not go back and try try try try the same thing, but to get it the first time, or if you don't the next ride.


Of course, nothing says you can't stop a flow ride for some big wheel street or trials.
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Old 2009-07-24, 07:27 PM   #21
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In my opinion the best way to promote something new is to show it to others (do it when you are out unicycling and make videos showing it) and not by making a thread about it.
He was looking for feedback, give him a break, he wasn't promoting anything. The best ideas are made by bouncing them off other people. Now Jeremy certainly can be a jerk (like most of us), but he's not doing it now, its an idea... thats it, so cut him a break. People are just on the bandwagon here for ground and pound because the idea is coming from him.

Honestly I think its neat, he's trying to present a new challenge or twist to things already out there. I doubt I'll every try it, not my thing, but J - post some videos when you work this out. I'd be interested in seeing it in action.
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Old 2009-07-24, 07:31 PM   #22
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This sounds kinda like urban freeride on bikes.
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Old 2009-07-24, 07:50 PM   #23
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I understand stand what he means, basically the way vincent?, guy on the 26 with the crazy ramps and speed rode, right?
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Yeah, justin, you have got it.
Alright, now I know what you mean. I've got to admit, I didn't find the first post to be very clear, and I can see why people rejected the idea. Especially with the proposed name of "Flowing". The term "flow" already has a fairly well-defined place in the unicycling world, and I can see how people would accuse you of simply pointing to "flowy street" and calling it a new genre.

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In my opinion the best way to promote something new is to show it to others...
So, maybe the video that Justin was talking about will help get the idea across:



If this is what you had in mind, I think it's a great idea. Of course, you wouldn't be the "inventor" of this style of riding, since the person in the video got to it first, but it is definitely a style worth exploring and promoting. Unless you had something else in mind...
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Old 2009-07-24, 07:56 PM   #24
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Kinda, yeah.

I will try to make a video, but it is kinda hard, because the idea is to not go back and try try try try the same thing, but to get it the first time, or if you don't the next ride.


Of course, nothing says you can't stop a flow ride for some big wheel street or trials.
The more I think about it the nicer the idea gets
Filming these rides will also be difficult because you should use cuts sparely. The aim should be to have it all in one clip.
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Old 2009-07-24, 07:58 PM   #25
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@ Caterpillar

Not exactly that, but pretty close.

That video is closer to street than I envisioned, with "flow" it would have longer lines, more like muni.

Wheelol gets very very close to my goal.

I will make a video soon I hope.

In the meantime, lets change the name to flux riding. I think that sounds cooler.
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Old 2009-07-24, 08:18 PM   #26
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alllllllllright.



okay, so, i agree with some in this thread.



The name doesnt make sense, i would just simply call it street touring.
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these ideas are the sorts of ideas that (i think) have great potential but need more development.

this flowing thing sounds a bit like rolling trials
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Not exactly that, but pretty close.

That video is closer to street than I envisioned, with "flow" it would have longer lines, more like muni.

Wheelol gets very very close to my goal.

I will make a video soon I hope.

In the meantime, lets change the name to flux riding. I think that sounds cooler.
Crap! I thought I had it. But I do like the idea of longer lines with occasional tricks thrown in, emphasizing smoothness and control (as opposed to most street videos, which focus on difficult tricks, and thus usually have only one or two tricks in a short line.) I look forward to the video.

I'll admit, "flux" does sound cool, but I'm not exactly sure what it has to do with this kind of riding.
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When I was in London, we quite often did rides where we sort of rode quickly around and rode off things / down steps etc. on the way. We used to call it street riding* or urban riding or some such nonsense.

I think the main reason for it was mainly that I'm very much a muni rider and suck at trials, so whereas I don't mind riding down stuff, I do like to keep moving rather than session things all the time (not that we didn't stop to play sometimes). It was also because back then we'd probably seen way more bikes riding in the city than unicycles, so we just rode it like you would on a bike. Oh and sometimes I just had somewhere to go and took the muni for a bit more playtime on the way.

It is a fun thing to do, just to ride fast along a route without getting off when it gets tricky.

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Crap! I thought I had it. But I do like the idea of longer lines with occasional tricks thrown in, emphasizing smoothness and control (as opposed to most street videos, which focus on difficult tricks, and thus usually have only one or two tricks in a short line.) I look forward to the video.

I'll admit, "flux" does sound cool, but I'm not exactly sure what it has to do with this kind of riding.
Flux is a constant state of change.

You are constantly moving in this type of riding.

The environment can be anywhere, so that can change.

It can be done on any wheelsize, although 24 and 26 would be best imo.

Everything can change, thats why I picked it.
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