Safety gear for Muni

Safety gear for Muni

Post by Peter Bi » Sat, 28 Oct 2000 09:18:44


My NZ unicycling friends have recategorised me from nuts to insane which
probably means its about time I got some protective gear.

What's the most important things to get?
Currently I'm doing 32" drops and the like.  This will increase as soon as my
custom Muni is finished (so the unicycle can handle it) and I've got some
protective gear (in case things go wrong).

Also how do you jump/hop onto objects higher than 20" ?  

Peter

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Safety gear for Muni

Post by Mike Kin » Mon, 30 Oct 2000 13:29:31

What's the most important things to get?

Quote:
> Currently I'm doing 32" drops and the like.  This will increase as soon as my
> custom Muni is finished (so the unicycle can handle it) and I've got some
> protective gear (in case things go wrong).

I wish I had a Uni that could withstand 32" drops let alone bigger.  I've done
some drops over 3 feet without breaking my miyata hub but I never do em regularly
cause I know it won't take it.  I love doing drops though, its ***ive!!

I've generally heard that most people prefer Roach body armor, (elbos/arms and
knees/calves).  I have never been happy with other brands I've tried and I will
soon get myself the roach gear as soon as I want to fork out the cash for em, a
bit pricey!

Quote:
> Also how do you jump/hop onto objects higher than 20" ?

If your not pulling the seat out, you can do this during a hop to help you pull
the uni higher in front of you.  And you can jump up and catch a pedal or crank
at your maximum height, and then jump from*** off your crank up to the tire
onto the high object.  I have recently been practising this and have made it onto
a picnic table top a couple of times. (nevermind the 2 or 3 thousand attempts
though! hehe)

Check out Muniac.com on the tips and techniques page for some articles on this.
Kris has an article there about crank hangs and there are some about hopping as
well.

Have fun with it!   Good riding...

Mike the Unipsycho