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Old September 19th 07, 09:16 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Danni wrote:
Crank length can only help you minimally, unless it is something
ridiculous like 125s. Technique is much more important.
Ryan Atkins runs 137s and does some of the nuttiest rail gaps fine.




I know, I use something ridiculous like 125's now. So the 150's will be
a nice change.


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Old September 19th 07, 09:54 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I like 140s for trials.



also, how do you guys commit to sidehops?

I have a bad habit of wimping out.


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Old September 19th 07, 09:58 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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mornish wrote:

also, how do you guys commit to sidehops?

I have a bad habit of wimping out.



Sidehops as in ups or gaps? You shouldn't wimp out on ups, really, its
just you make it or you don't, you can't get too hurt.

Gaps can be scary. Just kinda picture yourself making it. Try leaning
so far before the take off that you think you will fall, this will make
sure you clear the gap well. You can also hang about 1/4-1/2 of your
tire off the edge of whatever you're gapping from to give you that
extra inch. Sometimes knowing you have that little extra room for error
makes all the difference.


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Old September 19th 07, 10:21 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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mornish wrote:
I like 140s for trials.



also, how do you guys commit to sidehops?

I have a bad habit of wimping out.




yeah i do the same, but lately done some big ones, Just go for it. I
usually ride with some trials bikers that tell me to do it and push me
really hard so i'm always doing stuff i would never have done on my
own.


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Old September 19th 07, 10:35 PM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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I broke my wrist falling weird off a 30"+ ledge. I had ridden for a few
hours and it was going to be my last attempt for the night.

What makes me not back out of hops is knowing that I have armor. I
bought some Harbinger wrist guards, a new helmet, and some small shin
pads.


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Old September 20th 07, 02:03 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Ive got 137s and boy they are nice...I think anything between 135-145
would be good for trials.


I really like this thread as a Trials Rider not a Street.


When I am about to hop 54cm the ledge doesnt look that bad and then I
do it. And then I look at 60cm and I think I cant do that. I think my
problem is i need to tuck up to my butt more...But I dont know how???


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Old September 20th 07, 02:17 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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Try not to think of it is a 60cm ledge, just think of it as a ledge.

That helped me with pallets, mainly from going from up-4 to up-5. It
was always, going to jump up 5 pallets, which in my mind, made a big
difference from 4.

So, I just looked at it as one ledge. I am going to jump up that ledge.
No numbers involved, no difference from anything else I have done
before, it was just another ledge.

After thinking that, I got it.

So with the right mentality and practice, it will help a lot.


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Old September 20th 07, 03:06 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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isaac steiner wrote:
I really like this thread as a Trials Rider not a Street.


Maybe this will stem the flow of new threads


isaac steiner wrote:
When I am about to hop 54cm the ledge doesnt look that bad and then I do
it. And then I look at 60cm and I think I cant do that. I think my
problem is i need to tuck up to my butt more...But I dont know how???




Try looking at it as a drop. Look down, and think - wow that looks
small. Go back and try while thinking this.

Another way (that I have been doing) is practice on something that is
4" above your limit. Try it for a thirty minutes or so, then go to a
ledge 2" above your limit. I often break my record like this. It gets
you in the right mindset.


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Old September 20th 07, 03:51 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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gaps are the scariest of anything I do. i hate them, and love them at
the same time. I know i can gap 9 foot on flat ground, but if there is
something that has over a 1 foot drop i have trouble convincing myself
to do it.


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Old September 20th 07, 04:08 AM posted to rec.sport.unicycling
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skrobo wrote:
gaps are the scariest of anything I do. i hate them, and love them at
the same time. I know i can gap 9 foot on flat ground, but if there is
something that has over a 1 foot drop i have trouble convincing myself
to do it.




EDITTOOLATE:if something has a 1 foot drop and is 6 foot or
more(estimate)


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