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Magicjg
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I'm looking to buy a Unicycle. I have never rode one and I would like to use it for juggling/comedy. I am 6ft3 220 pounds. Any suggestions on the type to buy?
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On 2009-10-27 12:49, Magicjg wrote:
I'm looking to buy a Unicycle. I have never rode one and I would like to use it for juggling/comedy. I am 6ft3 220 pounds. Any suggestions on the type to buy?


I strongly suggest that if you've never rode one, that the first unicycle you get be a free one. Folks have them in their garage so if you ask around your friends may be able to hook you up with someone who is just excited to give it to someone who wants to learn.

Now learning - that's a whole different story. Some take to it easier than others. You know what it's like to ride a bike and then let go of the handle bars and ride with no hands? Well it's NOT like that at all ... search the Café' for other unicycle topics.

Good luck,
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Love my torker lx! I have the 24" but may pick up a 20".
I'm 5'10" 240lbs +/- and no prob
A bad uni can led to bad experience. and riding is quite a knack.
Good luck, and have fun.
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Roslyn
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20" possibly with an extended seat post.

The saddle should come to somewhere near your waist. When you're sat on the saddle you should have a slight bend in your knee when your leg is fully extended.

In my circus workshops I use Quax Only One unicycles. Quax do a whole range of unicycles the Only One's being their starter unicycle.

Of course if you're sure you'll be using it on a regular basis then get a better one from the start.

If you think you want to do tricks like skipping then the more spokes you have the better that'll be. Most come with 36, but for jumping type tricks you want 48.

As an example something like this might do you well: http://www.wind-designs.com/acatalog/QUA......yre.html

My own unicycle is a Ringmaster Pro from DM Engineering. Sadly these are no longer available, but my favourite uni.

Miyata unicycles are also exceptional. Japanese engineering at its best. And they're readily available in the US.

The saddles are actually quite comfy, I actually took my DM saddle off and replaced it with a Miyata one. If I were to replace my uni I'd probably get one of these.

I hope this helps. Good luck and be sure to get to a convention and test as many uni's as you can before buying Smile
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