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Old February 7th 06, 10:34 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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DONT CRANKHOP. I know from personal experience that it really slows down
your overall ability. I used to crank hop and people have seen in my
videos. At first it was great, I had way more control, I didn't mind
doing the little tiny hop while rolling to get onto the cranks. I then
started to do rolling hops onto things and realized I couldnt go higher
than a curb, and I couldn't hop forward at all. It took me about a
month to learn how to hop on the pedals again, the only time I come
even close now is if I am doing freestyle stuff or landing unispins,
but even that is as little as possible.

Crank hopping makes you dependent on the cranks which will make your
rolling hops, drops, and other forms of landing much much worse and
harder to become better at. Also something that I learned a few weeks
ago is that when you are landing on your cranks you can't absorb the
impact on landings as well so you will bottom out and get more pinch
flats.


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Old February 7th 06, 11:57 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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i have never even heard about ppl actually hopping on the cranks, it
sounds bizzare!!

sometimes wen im doing a seat drop or seat wrap and lose balance i have
to hop on the cranks a bit, but it is very uncomfortable and slippery


and i dont believe that it could be that good for the cranks, coz u are
putting more pressure singularly on the cranks, instead of doing it
thru the pedals...


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Old February 8th 06, 12:16 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Actualy I would see it as better for the cranks but worse for the hub.
When you land on the pedals it's like a lever trying to lift something
too heavy for it. That is how people bend their cranks. When you stand
on your cranks most of your weight ends up on the axle or if it on the
crank it is further up on it and the lever is effectively shortened so
it becomes less likely to bend.


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Old February 8th 06, 02:57 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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ntappin wrote:
Actualy I would see it as better for the cranks but worse for the hub.



Your argument does not support your hypothesis. When standing on the
cranks, yes, the cranks experience less stress. Whether or not you're
standing on the pedals or the cranks, the hub still has to support
you.

Actually, the axle experiences less torsion (twisting) when one stands
on their cranks... this is what your "lever" example demonstrates... so
crank hopping is better for the cranks _and_ the hub.


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Old February 8th 06, 04:05 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Damn I didn't think about that. Thanks for the correction


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