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Old May 19th 07, 07:10 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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yesterday i was trying some crankflips off of a manual pad that was
pretty small. one the last one i tried the unicycle bounced out from
under me and a little to the left. i reached out to grab it out of
instinct and the plastic bumper on the back hit the bone at the base of
my thumb. for some reason it hurt like heck. my hand is kind of sore
today but i hope it wont be a problem. I'm hoping to get to the skate
park today to try a 2-flat-2 gap that i have been eying.


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Old May 19th 07, 07:12 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Do you (plural) think that crankflips might be easier to learn off a
small drop, because you have more time in the air?

Also, I hop to the left with my left foot back holding the seat with my
right hand...which is weird. Most people hop to the direction of their
front foot, and hold the seat with the hand of their back foot. It
makes pedal grabs difficult, and I was wondering if anyone thinks this
orientation will make grinds, crankflips or anything harder.


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Old May 19th 07, 07:22 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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i hop goofy too.. to the side that my left foot is cuse it is back..idk
if it makes pedal grabs harder..i cant really do them..
it makes grinding harder so i got to grind goofy..i guess it coud make
certain stalls harder since u dont have any pressure that is
forward..instead u are leaning backwards..thats why the grind were
harder with my left crank back..


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Old May 19th 07, 07:23 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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James_Potter wrote:
Do you (plural) think that crankflips might be easier to learn off a
small drop, because you have more time in the air?

Also, I hop to the left with my left foot back holding the seat with my
right hand...which is weird. Most people hop to the direction of their
front foot, and hold the seat with the hand of their back foot. It
makes pedal grabs difficult, and I was wondering if anyone thinks this
orientation will make grinds, crankflips or anything harder.



Hey this is the same way I hop. Right foot forward (left foot back),
right hand on the seat, and to the left. So when I ride trials I pedal
grab with my left (back) foot. I actually find back foot pedal grabs
easier then ones with your front foot. Originally I would hold the seat
with my right hand and hop to the right and I learned pedal grabs with
my front foot but they were awkward so I switch to hopping to the left.
I grind better with my front crank. Flips and unispin flip variations
more depend on your unispin/hop twist direction. I haven't had too many
problems with them.

I'd like to see more people doing switch flip tricks. I plan to start
hitting them down some sets soon (injured right now).


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Old May 19th 07, 07:30 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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skate4flip wrote:
Hey this is the same way I hop. Right foot forward (left foot back),
right hand on the seat, and to the left. So when I ride trials I pedal
grab with my left (back) foot. I actually find back foot pedal grabs
easier then ones with your front foot. Originally I would hold the seat
with my right hand and hop to the right and I learned pedal grabs with
my front foot but they were awkward so I switch to hopping to the left.
I grind better with my front crank. Flips and unispin flip variations
more depend on your unispin/hop twist direction. I haven't had too many
problems with them.



For pedal grabs I do them a special way, in which I land on my back
pedal but then while balanced on the pedal on the ledge, I pull the
unicycle up in back so the left pedal is now forwards, then as I jump
on to the ledge I spin the wheel half a revolution in the air and land
left foot back again...it's actually not hard at all, it's really
pretty easy actually.


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Old May 19th 07, 07:41 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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sounds kina like my friend...when he does pedal grabs he ends up doin a
half rotation on the way up...


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Old May 19th 07, 07:53 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Luke Collalto wrote:
What size sets are you hopping nathan (your name?)? I hurt my feet on 8
sets sometimes.

I just got fifth flips!



hmm
I don't hurt my feet much on big sets, make sure that you don't land
stiff leggedly or you will injure your ankles and balls of your feet,
and possibly your shins.

the street I like is basically rolling trials w/ some grabs and stuff
mixed in.
i like big stairsets, i need to find one that is a challenge to clear,
but not impossible by any means.

I can do an 8 set w/o any discomfort whatsoever.
its just how often you do it.
you get used to these things. I want to do something impossible, or so
you thought, that is my goal for unicycling
i saw the most insane gap/drop today
I'm doing it next time I go downtown in the daylight. its about 10-12
feet across and about the same down(depending on which part I do).


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Old May 19th 07, 07:58 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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skrobo wrote:
I'm doing it next time I go downtown in the daylight. its about 10-12
feet across and about the same down(depending on which part I do).



Make sure you film that!!


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Old May 19th 07, 08:22 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Big street is the best style of street, like most of this vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ABm7TSn0Ig

Talking about unicycle,

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Old May 19th 07, 08:36 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Émile5 wrote:
Big street is the best style of street, like most of this vid:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ABm7TSn0Ig

Talking about unicycle,

Mine is a custom bedford/Kris Holm uni





I really liked your video! Nice to see girls riding street!

Are there any other female street riders?

Just so people don't think I'm some creepy boy looking for all the girl
riders, I'd like to point out that I'm a girl looking to eventually do
street. Just seeing if there are more out there...


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