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  1. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    I have a weird urge to buy one and learn to ride. Anyone else own one? There are at least 5 kids in my neighborhood that ride them and I feel the need.
     
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  2. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    I have a trials unicycle :)

     
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  3. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    How does it differ...stronger wheel?
     
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    I have a cheap one.
    Pad your ankles - you tend to beat the crap out of them when learning.
     
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  5. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

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    LOL! Sq-Earl has been debating getting one for a little while now. He thinks it would be fun to learn. I know that I would kill myself.
     
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  6. Echo

    Echo crooked smile

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    I have enough trouble staying uprigth on a bike with 2 wheels!
     
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    Wingnut Turbo Monkey

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    ^^ ditto. I had one for a few weeks. Coudn't get into it enough.
     
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  8. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    The larger the wheel, the easier it will be to learn.

    The trials uni has a 19" tire (like a mod bike's rear tire). The frame is steel and the cranks are extra beefy. I beat my ankles and shins up trying to ride it.
     
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  9. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    I can already juggle, maybe I'll join the circus!
     
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  10. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    Then you will need stilts as well...
     
  11. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    I had that same urge and bought a cheapy Torker 20" unicycle. I learned how to go forward, kind of backwards, and hop around. It went on Craigslist 4 months later.
     
  12. Potroast88

    Potroast88 YouTube Boy

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    Save your money and buy a pair of rollerblades instead. They're much cooler.
     
  13. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I posted a thread like this last year. Seems like the concensus is, don't bother unless you're going to dedicate the time.

    I might someday.
     
  14. Potroast88

    Potroast88 YouTube Boy

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    I'm thinking of buying a pogo stick.
     
  15. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    I don't like rollerblading. I tried it already.
     
  16. Heidi

    Heidi Der hund ist laut und braun

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    I rock on stilts. I learned at a young age.
     
  17. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    My son's old roommate had one and was good at it. I fail to see a use for it as walking seems to work just fine and is a good deal safer.

    Check CL, get one cheap so you won't be mad when you sell it for a loss.
     
  18. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

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    I got one of those too! I rock this pneumatic pogo stick when I'm bored.