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Electric Unicycling Tricks YouTube Channel Trailer

Below is my YouTube channel trailer which features my favourite electric unicycling trick footage from 2016.

Electric Unicycling Trick Practice Sessions – Boxes and Slopes

Another short film from some recent practice sessions focusing on boxes and slopes.

Christmas shopping in Bridport

Today I walked down from Fishpond Bottom to Morecombelake where I picked up the X53 coastal bus to Bridport for some Christmas shopping. Bridport still has an attractive high street for a small rural town. After finishing shopping I headed back along the coast to Charmouth before returning inland to Fishpond Bottom. In the evening I enjoyed a brisk return walk under a beautiful clear sky to the Bottle Inn at Marshwood.

Bring along baby cinema @ Stanley Halls

Today we went to watch the original version of “Miracle on 34th Street” at the “bring along baby” event at Stanley Halls. The bring along baby session takes place on the first Wednesday each month and is run by Stanley’s film club.

Electric Unicycling Tricks – Penny Spins

A quick video made during the last two days featuring “Penny Spins” and “Returning Boomerang” tricks.

Electric Unicycling Returning Boomerang Step Off – Step On Trick

A quick film of the returning boomerang step off – step on trick.

Before learning this trick you should master the simple Step-off, Step-back-on Trick and it’s variations.

This trick needs a large flat surface – an empty basketball court is perfect.

Use of appropriate safety gear is recommended and you may also want to consider protection for your EUC, as it will most likely get scraped a few times during the learning process.

Start by going slowly and practice dismounting the wheel so that it’s continuing path is a uniform curve – this requires less speed than if you want the wheel to just run in a straight line. If the surface is flat and uniform it should be possible to make the wheel return to it’s launch spot (or very close to) where you will need to jump back on to the approaching wheel. There are various options for getting back on the wheel – you can stop the wheel dead or keep rolling backwards. Alternatively you can turn around letting the wheel come through your legs before jumping back on.

Electric Unicycling EUC Tricks and Filming Techniques

Just a short video of trying out some new trick filming ideas/techniques including:

Using a motorised slider rail (horizontal & vertical). This works really well for filming tricks as the movement of the camera is more pleasing to watch than static “CCTV” footage. Filmed during a lunchtime session, the building in the background is the Shard.

3 meter selfie pole – when spinning around fast it generates loads of wind resistance and makes a crazy noise.

I have also been trying some tricks in my Tron costume – I got buzzed by the met police helicopter last night which diverted its flight path to have a look đź™‚

Electric Unicycling Tricks – Practice @ South Norwood Recreation Ground

Well after what seemed like a very long month “without wheel” I’m happily back up and rolling – this is from a practice session down @ my local park in South Norwood.

Hammock Time @ Beechenhurst

Today Elias and I spent a lovely morning visiting Beechenhurst in the Forest of Dean where we spent a couple of hours chilling in the hammock up near where the “Giant’s Chair” used to stand.

Hammock time at Beechenhurst

Hammock time at Beechenhurst

Chilling in the Hammock @ South Norwood Lakes

Today Elias and I popped down to South Norwood Lake where I put up the hammock in a perfect hammock tree.

Hammock at South Norwood Lake

Hammock at South Norwood Lake

 

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Jonathan Tolhurst

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Based in London, my interests include photography, kayaking, paddle boarding, electric unicycling, teepees, robotics, programming, databases, informatics and pharmacy.

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