I just got a unicycle help?!

I just got a unicycle help?!

Post by kokom » Sat, 29 Dec 2007 05:40:18


Quote:

>  That sounds like a "young person's" method for learning. If
> you don't learn to ride until you are old (like I was) then anything
> and everything you can use to keep from falling down will be necessary
> in order to learn this new activity. If I didn't have walls and chairs
> and poles and fences to lean on I would still be a non-rider. I learned
> in 15 minute sessions because that is all my legs could handle at the
> time. Fear of falling down (getting hurt) is a powerful
> thing.

> Welcome to our world of unicycling!

well...i am 12 and i cant get on with out a wall then i start swerving
like this $ and if i lean to the left i fall the right is better 4 not
falling for me!:confused:

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Post by Brian MacKenzi » Sat, 29 Dec 2007 05:48:05

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> well...i am 12 and i cant get on with out a wall

is this with the attention span of a 12 year old?

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Post by kokom » Sat, 29 Dec 2007 06:07:06

ok umm...sorry for stateing my opinion...ill just read from now on...:p

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Post by kokom » Sat, 29 Dec 2007 06:23:12

Thank you for the advice i have found that my pedals cut my shins. I
wear a helmet but i think im gonna need some shinguards do you or me
just bye the soccer ones? IDK well thanks for the private message...:D
:D :D

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Post by Brian MacKenzi » Sat, 29 Dec 2007 06:29:14

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> or me just bye the soccer ones? IDK well thanks for the private
> message...:D :D :D

from the soccer pads i have seen, they don't cover the back of the shin
(half of your pedal bites)

you can either get full shin guards (that cover front to back) or get
some $15 plastic pedals (that are as big, foot placement-wise, as the
metal pedals)

then you only bang your shins, but it only hurts for a second.

basically, if you are going to continue unicycling, you should get some
nice armour, like the 661 4x4's

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Post by kokom » Sat, 29 Dec 2007 13:42:51

o...ok do you think bike shops would have any shin pads
:confused:

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Post by skilewis7 » Sat, 29 Dec 2007 15:07:38

1 of my 4 lbs have pads that protect the back of my leg.  I've tried FOX
North Shore pads in the store and they seem like wouldn't have the
problems I was having w/ my 4x4's, plus more knee protection (lacking
in my 661's), but seemed like they might be hotter.

I don't like 661 4x4's.  On me and many others, they frequently slide
down and no longer protect my knees and the velco tabs rip off easily.

The KH armor isn't supposed to have those problems + other benefits.

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