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Extreme Unicycling - Happy new year 2019!

Day edit in Vevey with Olivier, Jérôme, Benjamin and Pierre! Thanks a lot Olivier for this amazing video! All the best for 2019 from the MC Team!
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Saigon - To Be Told
Saigon - The Greatest Story Never Told

Extreme Unicycling

Imagine shredding down some of the world’s most dangerous peaks—all on one wheel. Lutz Eichholz is a professional mountain unicyclist taking the unicycle to places it’s never been. His passion for downhill riding has taken him around the world, taking on mountains across five continents. For Eichholz, there’s nothing quite as spectacular as seeing the world from the seat of a unicycle.

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BEST OF UNICYCLING 2017

Renowned Series presents the Best of Unicycling 2017!

Thanks to all the riders and their sponsors.

Music is Take you down by Daniel Pemberton from the soundtrack of The Man from U.N.C.L.E..

Editing is by Emile Mathieu as per usual.

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How to ride a unicycle - 10 tips

Growing up, my sister had a unicycle. She didn't know how to ride it and neither did I. As far as we knew, it was completely impossible to ride. Fast forward about 20 years, and i now know how to ride a unicycle. I learned in about an hour. Maybe I’m more coordinated now, or maybe I have an easier time wrapping my head around the concept. Maybe I just have a longer attention span. Whatever the reason, I only learned to ride recently, so the learning process is still fresh in my mind. Here are the ten key things that I learned.


First of all, forget free mounting. That's when you try to start riding without holding on to something. This is for after you learn how to balance on a unicycle, so save it for later. Wasting your time on free mounting before you can ride will only hold you back.

Second, forget about idling. That's when you kinda rock back and forth to stand in place. I still haven't learned how to do this, but I couldn’t imagine it being the first thing I learned. Riding forwards and staying up will be your first goal.

Third, adjust the seat at a medium height, not all the way up like you would on a bike. This will allow you to move around a bit and keep your balance. It’ll also be a little easier on your—parts.

Fourth, keep the tires at a medium pressure. Of course you don't want them super mushy, but you also don't want them rock solid like a road bike. This delays the movements of the unicycle slightly and makes it easier to balance on.

Fifth, find a wide open area with something to hold on to. This hockey rink is where I learned to stay up, as there's plenty of space and a barrier for support. The space must be sufficiently large because you’re going to be going all over the place once you learn to stay up.

Sixth, scoot along a fence or wall, holding on. This helps you get comfortable sitting on the unicycle and pealing. As you scoot along, try to direct yourself away from the wall and attempt to stay up. This is something you’ll need to do repeatedly to finally learn.

Seventh, keep your eyes straight ahead. You'll have a natural tendency to look down, but that'll only make you fall down instantly. Imagine how disorienting it would be to run while looking straight down. Runners look straight ahead and so do unicyclists.

Number 8: Flail your arms around to keep your balance. Someone told me this in the comments of a video and I thought they were kidding. Your arms will be key in keeping your balance when you first start out, and as dumb as it looks, it works. As you get more comfortable you can ride along with your hands at your side, but this might take a little time.

Number 9: Lean forwards. The unicycle should be tilted in the direction you want to ride. By pedaling forwards you keep the unicycle from falling over. This takes some commitment at first, and maybe even some time to wrap your head around, but it’s the key to actually making some distance. If you throw your weight too far forwards you can always just step off on to the ground. It’s when you don’t lean forwards that you end up falling off the back and getting hurt.

Number 10: Hold your back straight. If you’re flopping around everywhere, you’re not going to be able to hold your balance. This is one of the reasons unicycling is such a good core workout. Your torso is your center of gravity, which your arms, legs, and unicycle will move around to stay balanced.

Now that you know these ten tips, you should be up and riding within an hour or two. If you practice for a while and get nowhere, put it down and try again the next day. Riding a unicycle is a matter of learning to stay up through trial and error, and then doing it enough times to burn it into your brain. Just like riding a bike, you’ll never forget how.

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Unicycle Top 10's - Easiest Tricks




Basic tricks video with Chris Huriwai talking about his top 10 recommended easy tricks for beginners to learn.

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Filming: Sam La Hood
Editing: Chris/Sam

Extreme Mountain Unicycling

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Stephanie Dietze and Lutz Eichholz unicycling down a 3011m high mountain in the dolomites. Every meter off the descent challenged the athletes to there limits and mistakes where often not allowed to be sure not to fall down big cliffs or slopes.

Thanks to adidas outdoor, planet-talk and for helping to make this project possible.

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LE Street Unicycle #2 | Mimo Seedler

The result of 3 days filming with Buchi in Leipzig.
filming/editing: Stefan Buchele

Unicycling in public & free mounting - Learning to Unicycle EP4

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Making these unicycle videos was supposed to be simple. Set up a camera, practice for 30 minutes, and post it. But life has a nasty habit of getting in the way. Somehow, it’s been over a week since I posted a video.

At that time, I got the hang of riding around, and was determined to learn to mount the unicycle without support, known as free mounting.

So to get back on track, I set an ambitious but attainable goal for myself this evening: Ride to the park a half mile away, learn to free mount, and then ride home.

It’s raining, but no excuses. So, to the park.

Yeah, riding a unicycle with a selfie stick. For some reason I don’t feel embarrassed; if all of you guys are watching me then what’s another few hundred.

I’ve come a long way from the first time I got up on the unicycle. I don’t use nearly as much energy, and I more or less feel comfortable riding around and turning. Since I can’t free mount though, I need to find a pole or a fence every time I get back on. Which is annoying. So I decided to learn free mounting today no matter what. Track standing can come later.

I was going to practice up there, but this guy seems like he’s down on his luck. The least I could do it not unicycle next to him with a selfie stick while he sleeps.

Like everything, I’m doing this the hard way and figuring it out myself. My strategy is to push down with my dominant foot, hop myself into a stable position, and start pedaling.

For some reason, I get up and then crash instantly. This should just take some repetition. And success!

And to make sure that wasn’t a fluke, I set one more goal: Free mount, ride across this grassy clearing, and ride down this tiny staircase into the mulch.

Yeah, I’m offroading now!

I’d say today was pretty successful so far, so to finish up, I’ll try free mounting with the selfie stick in my hand.

Now to ride home and get something to drink.

Thanks for riding with me today, and I’ll see you next time.

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Learning How to Ride a Unicycle

In this video, I try to learn how to ride a unicycle!

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Fresh Air
Instrumental by Homage


Chuki Beats - BAGUETTE

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Instrumental by Homage

EXTREME UNICYCLE TRICKS - Street Unicycling - Chris Huriwai




Chris Huriwai of New Zealand doing some street unicycling

Vid # 1 of the new era

Social experiment aswell, wanna see how many extra views that title will generate haha.

Big ups to all the awesome street riders out there, sorry for missing you out of the credits, I just named guys off the top of my head, mostly guys I'll see at unicon and guys who have made vids recently. LOVE YOU ALL!
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Unicycle on 256m Chimney in Targu Jiu

This video shows me climbing the big chimney at CET Târgu Jiu and riding the *Unicycle* on the top, at the height of about 256m (840ft).

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You are hereby notified that the stunts displayed in this video were performed by professionals in a controlled environment.
Do not attempt to duplicate, re-create, or perform the same or similar stunts, unless you are a trained professional as personal injury or property damage may result.
The producer of this video is not responsible for any such injury or damage.

Starring: Flaviu Cernescu, Marius
Filming, editing: Flaviu Cernescu

Chimney at CET Târgu Jiu, 256 meters (840 feet)
July, 2016

Special thanks to Mada for being so kind :-)

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Hommus - Street and Flatland Unicycling - Melbourne 2018

Alex Jones and Sam Thomas Street and Flatland Unicycling in Melbourne. Clips collected throughout 2018.

Music - Hilltop Hoods - 1955 feat Montaigne & Tom Thum
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Janna Wohlfarth Unicycle Freestyle Worldchampion 2012

Unicycling Winter 2017

New video! Trial, Flat and Street In Vevey, Blonay and Dijon. Hope you like it! Big thanks to Mad4one and CDK.fr!
Music: Maya Janes Coles - Watcher

XTREME UNICYCLING - MIMO SEEDLER LEIPZIG STREET

Mimo and I used the last couple of months to capture some Tricks in the streets of Leipzig. Mimo threw crazy shit on his unicycle. Definitaly worth to watch what he did.Check it out!
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Shot&Edit: Sönke Laengner
Rider: Mimo Seeder (Impact & Rotor Bikes)
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Stay Tunefish - bmx street edit in progress.
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UniWeekend2016 - Street/Flatland Unicycling




Here is the unofficial riding from NZUniWeekend 2016!

Featuring:
Chris Huriwai
Sam La Hood
Jack Purcell
Samuel Tzikoucos
Dean toms
Lewis de Jong

Filmed at skateparks throughout Auckland

Unicycling at skate park !

We finally made it to the half pipe ! :D

Freestyle Unicycling - It's showtime - Nina Herzog

German Champion 2018 - Individual Freestyle Expert

Video by Konstantin Höhne
Pictures Belinda Bebst, Michael Fersch

Learn to unicycle backward step by step

Music: Parkside from Dan Lebowitz ex YT Audiolibrary

BEST OF UNICYCLING 2016 - Renowned Series Worldwide

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The best of unicycling for the year 2016.
More than 50 riders
Over 20 countries represented
4 minute runtime of dopeness

Music:
Lemaitre -- Stepping Stone (feat. Mark Johns)
Lemaitre - Stepping Stone (Jokond Remix)

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