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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 - 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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Renowned Series - Best of Unicycling 2018

The best unicycle tricks and riding you'll see. All the clips are from 2018. Thanks to all the riders and their sponsors.

Editing: Emile Mathieu
Music: Tyler Bates & Joel J. Richard

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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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.


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

Best of Unicycling - zMikeTaylor

Old, unused and new clips in a tidy compilation for viewing pleasure. Selected clips from my Instagram, Facebook and my personal collection. Enjoy!

Track: Anikdote - Turn It Up [NCS Release]
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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!

LE Street Unicycle #2 | Mimo Seedler

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

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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Please don't reproduce / re-upload this video without permission!

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

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Physics of Unicycling

Here is my final project for physics. Enjoy!

Revolution One: A Story of Off-road Unicycling

Фильм Дэна Хитона (Dan Heaton), посвящённый офф-роад унициклингу (офф-башня гонки на одном колесе по горам, говнам и грунтам). Язык аудиодорожки -- английский. Язык унициклинга - универсален
Автор создал фильм собственными силами
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Extreme Downhill Unicycling - Nicolas Charbonneau

New unicycle video!
This time just featuring Nicolas Charbonneau so I could focus more on filming and editing. The idea for this video was to bring Fabio Wibmer's urban freeride style to the world of unicycling.
Pretty happy on how it turned out!


UniWeekend2016 - Street/Flatland Unicycling

Here is the unofficial riding from NZUniWeekend 2016!

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

Filmed at skateparks throughout Auckland

How to Ride a Unicycle - The Progression from the Expert: Roland Kays

Step 1: Get up / Step 2: Ride Forward / Step 3: Learn to Fall

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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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12 Years of Mountain Unicycling 2016

12 years in 3 minutes! This video shows some of my best and favourite riding over the last 12 years. There have been some big moments and good rivalries with some of these features. Its been a fun ride so far, and 2016 is shaping up to be exponentially better!!

Song: Mountain by Double Fuzz

Unicycling at skate park !

We finally made it to the half pipe ! :D

Dan Heaton Unicycling

Street unicycling footage of Dan Heaton from 2000 to 2004.

Mountain Unicycling with Kris Holm- Winter Sessions

In this episode of The Sound of Winter Sessions, professional mountain unicyclist Kris Holm walks us through his childhood of discovering the unique sport in his life. From pogo stick competitions, to walking on 5ft stilts, Holm was never drawn towards mainstream sports. He was one of the first athletes to take up mountain unicycling professionally, and has had a huge influence on the sport.

Now, as a veteran of mountain unicycling, Holm gives us the low down on his past adventures and the progression of the sport in this episode of The Sound of Winter Sessions:

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