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Old October 30th 06, 02:27 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Default 1 foot wheel walk. need tips


i start going on one foot and get my balance sorted out i go kinda slow
so i can move my feet fast enough to match the wheel's speed.


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Old October 31st 06, 12:53 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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is it easier to do one foot wheel walking up a hill down hill or on
flat? i ask this because wheel walking with 2 feet is easier up hill


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Old October 31st 06, 01:49 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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vuniw wrote:
is it easier to do one foot wheel walking up a hill down hill or on
flat? i ask this because wheel walking with 2 feet is easier up hill



Flat.
If you try going uphill you start rolling backwards when you drag your
foot back to start the next push.
If you try going downhill you are getting in to gliding territory.

Practice on a nice flat area with a smooth and clean surface. An
underinflated tire might make it easier to learn with, but I'm not sure
about that.

Dust and dirt on the surface will also make it more difficult because
your shoes and tire will pick up the dust making the friction between
your shoe and the tire different. That changes things a lot.


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Old October 31st 06, 02:53 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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the other day i did my first glide. I was going one foot and i just
stuck my other foot on the crown. I didn't do the thing where you drag
your foot. (i will try next time) but i got about 5 meters


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Old October 31st 06, 02:43 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I'd definitely work on gliding at the same time if I were you, and
experiment with different speeds. It's much easier to balance and to go
longer distances and turn when you're going quite fast and gliding
quite a lot of the time, rather than 1ft wwing slowly, which takes much
more effort to balance. And if you're doing it on a trials, have you
raised your seat quite a bit? If you can borrow a freestyle you'll
probably progress a bit faster, although it's not too hard with a
trials tyre.

Also for anyone who has trouble getting into it I think it's actually
quite tricky to go from 2ft to 1ft wwing when you're learning it, it's
much easier to start with 1ft straight away, either from holding a wall
or maybe 1ft idling.


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Old October 31st 06, 05:46 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I think my furthest is about 40 metres, at which point my leg starts to
get tired, and I'd suggest



- start from a wall; transitioning from one-foot-on-frame idling
isn't difficult once you've got the hang of it. (This seems the
reverse of 2ft ww, where starting from idling was helpful).
- go at a decent speed. not so fast you're trying to kick the wheel
forwards as fast as you can before you fall off the front, but I
reckon I go at least as fast as when I 2ft ww. At first I was trying
to balance going really slowly, with the wheel basically not moving
when I was moving my foot back, and didn't get anywhere (that's way
harder, have seen it done tho), but when I started going faster
(dragging your foot back along the tyre a bit) it suddenly got a lot
easier.
- I'd imagine a freestyle tyre (I've got a Primo Wall) will be easier
than a muni tyre 'coz it'll be easier to twist and steer sideways.
- Flat is easiest. Slightly downhill might be ok but I've not found a
gradient shallow enough that I'm not gonna be gliding down it, and
that's a different story...




Think I'm basically agreeing with others here . What I would say is
that it's all about the *momentum* of the wheel - this is the biggest
difference vs 2ft ww (which is just about moving your feet in the
reverse direction to pedalling, and balancing using your arms). A 20"
wheel may not have much compared to a coker (?!) but it still has quite
a significant amount.


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Old November 1st 06, 12:47 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Once I learned to 2-foot WW -slowly-, 1-foot WW seemed almost trivial.
I suggest that you practice 2-foot WW more slowly.


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Old November 2nd 06, 02:09 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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phlegm wrote:
Once I learned to 2-foot WW -slowly-, 1-foot WW seemed almost trivial.
I suggest that you practice 2-foot WW more slowly.




what do you mean by trivial


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Old November 2nd 06, 03:43 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I mean that it followed naturally without much extra effort. It took me
several months to learn 2-foot WW, but it only took me a week at most
after that to pick up 1-foot WW.


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Old November 2nd 06, 03:44 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Im learning now! I can almost do it consistently. Im sort of working
on gliding at the same time by kicking harder and sliding my foot on
the tire to slow myself down. If you can call that gliding. Im pretty
close but one question: how do you go straight from riding to gliding?
do you put your foot on teh frame first or on the tire to slow
yourself?


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