Extreme Unicycling !





Introduction: Extreme Unicycling !

extreme unicycling is a fun sport that i got into a few years back, and i thought i would share it with everyone else.
its not a very famous sport, but it is slowly being more recognized thanks to people like kris holm.
its not a high speed sport like motorcross or sky diveing, but it does have the ability to bust sweet moves almost along the lines of skate boarding. 
there is lots of spinning of pedals and unicycles, jumping/ hopping around, and lots of grinding.

do u think i'm just joking? check this video out

Step 1: Stuff Needed

there are a few things that you will need to get before you go out and give it a try.
if you are poor like me and just can't find the money to spend, i recommend just buying a old off road unicycle off ebay , then buy the safety gear as you grow more advance and need it.
if however you have always wanted to try this, and you have the money to spend, buy a brand new kris holm unicycle and all the safety gear. 
there are still lots of things i want for my unicycle, but i made sure i got a good seat, wheel and pedals, because that is most important for me.
the needed safety gear is: 
shin guards ( i never got these and i regret it every time i fall off,  nothing funner than holes ripped in your shins from the pedals)
wrist guards (i got these instantly after falling off and damaging my wrists, i decided unlike every other rider i don't want mine broken)
and a helmet (it depends what style of riding you are doing, but its always good for starters)

Step 2: That's All Folks

there are 3 main styles of rideing:
the trails is were i use my 24" unicycle, going shooting down hills off road is so much fun. street and freestyle are more on road tricks styles mostly done with 20" or 19" unicycles, but you still want a off road unicycle. if you go and buy a on road unicycle, it will be easier to first learn, but you will become very bored with it very quickly.
one other tip, buy a unicycle for your needs, do a bit of research first and find what style you want to ride, and what you need for that. if you just want something to ride to work each day, get a 36" unicycle, but if you want to do jumping get a 20" unicycle.
i got a 24" unicycle first off, it wasnt to bad but it was alot heaver,  and once i got my 20" i never use it. that is because i mostly ride street style. if you look at kris holm who rides a lot of trials he is for ever on his 24" unicycle.
if you want to learn how to ride, just give it a shot, anyone can ride it, it just takes time, i took 2 weeks to learn how to ride it but some people are quicker or slower. for help on tricks and hints check out youtube, or if you cant find anything there, message me and i will make a video for you.
feel free to add me on facebook 
if you know anyone who rides in petaluma, please let me know, i just moved here from nz and haven't found anyone yet

 i will leave you with one last video from kris holm



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    hello, i am from mexico i ride an unicycle too, i am learning some tricks now i ride to work everyday, and practice at nights, i have some bruises in legs becase of the front part of the seat, you ore someone else has this problem? i post a picture of me w my first unicycle it is s hard to find aluminium frames here b not imposible here the few unycyclists are almost all clowns and jugglers i have not meet an extreme unycyclist. whish to be more unycyclists everywere !

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    Ha great picture man, first off are these bruizes from the long rides to work or the tricks? if its from the tricks all the info i can really say that is helpfull is to bare through the bruizes because once you get good at a trick you stop hurting yourself so much, i am always hurting myself learning new tricks though, i find the pedals hitting my shins which is a big problem for me. however if the bruizes are from lots of rideing the best I can recommend is make sure you don't have a super hard seat, and sometimes raising it higher or lowering it can help for long rides aswell. My 24" wheel I use for normal rideing and the seat is really high up. What you want to do is rotate your hips so you are almost sitting more on your tail bone, so you sit more relaxed into it and more layed back. diffrent to how you would for tricks or showing off. After a while riding with a high seat and leaning back you start to bearly use your legs when riding and almost more free wheel it and it becomes very easy to ride long distances. Some thick padded pants also help reduce the friction. When I ride my unicycle for tricks I make sure the seat is super low down so it doesn't get in the way or hit me and so that I can bunny hop higher.
    I hope this helps

    Love this video so much, i ride to. xuni is such a great sport .thanks a lot for spreading out the word , because the world needs to know more about this very interesting sport.

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    Thanks, it's great to see how many people love to ride :D

    Hey everyone don't forget to vote for me if you liked mine :D

    we have like the same uni! wel... ok mine is blue after the recent coat of paint.
    i'm going to do a video of crazy stunts as a continuous trip around campus.!

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    That's sweet, I was tempted to do a green paint job on mine.
    Send me a link once u do the video I would love to see it :D

    Would u happen to live by San Fran? I'm trying to find other riders to hang with. Back in nz I had tons

    no, sadly i am in a much more rural area and i have yet to find some1 to ride with.

    Ahhh kinda the same boat, I'm near San Fran were theres lots of riders, but I live in Petaluma, which has no one else who rides :/
    How long have u been rideing the uni?

    Haha thanks, going up is tiring I prefer going down ;p

    That always looks so scary going down hill at like 30kph I feel much safer on my uni

    Haha probably but so far i havent got hurt. Thank God! :P

    Wow u must be good then :D. My bike still hasnt recovered since I last went downhilling

    Thanks, I wish, that's like the result of 10 years ridding, I have only been riding for two. I might upload a video of me but I need to find a good camera first