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Old 01-31-08, 03:44 PM   #1
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how cheap can i go to get a starter unicycle just to learn on and maybe juggle with, not really looking to do any tricks. What size wheel should i get to start with also? and i guess if there is anything else i should know about unicycling throw it out there
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Old 02-01-08, 02:34 PM   #2
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Get a 20-inch wheel (not 24'', it's much harder to rock on)

Some things about unicycles:

1) Put the seat under you first ... then put your right foot on the pedal (the pedal should be almost straight up and down with a slight angle toward you, so that when you step on it the seat pushes up under you and you can sit on it comfortably. Your right leg should be almost fully extended when you place your foot on the pedal. Hold on to something or someone when you pull yourself up.

* The "most stable position" can be found when your right foot is back and your left in front (pedals are parallel to the ground).


2) Next, put all your weight on the seat ... eyes fixed on a point in front of you looking straight ahead. When you're ready, lean forward slightly and start pedaling ... try to slowly pedal smoothly away from whatever you are holding onto (remember its a 1:1 ratio, so if you stop pedaling then you stop, period).


Extra tip) When learning to “rock”, hold onto a movable branch or something ... it helps.

P.S. if you’re a guy …wear protection … if you’re a girl then just enjoy the ride.
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Old 02-05-08, 06:42 AM   #3
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dont be fooled like I was into thinking "so many ppl can do it, it must be easy..."

Its not too difficult, but then again its not easy either!
just keep at it till you get it.

enjoy the ride....
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Old 02-05-08, 02:19 PM   #4
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ski poles may help with balance
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Old 02-13-08, 01:24 PM   #5
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So, im having trouble staying balanced, as i expected, but it just seems to be that most of my weight stays on my right foot when im practicing rocking, should i really focus on stopping that, or with that just kinda correct its self as i progress?
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