I thought I’d finally do a video on how to unicycle since so many people keep asking me how to do it. It’s really not that difficult if you devote enough time to it every day.
The key things to remember are:
- Practice in a flat area along a long wall or fence — the longer the better.
- Lean forward to gain forward momentum.
- Try to keep most of your weight in the seat though this isn’t absolutely essential early on. With time you’ll likely end up doing this without thinking.
- When breaking free from the fence or wall use your arms to help you balance.
- Patience, practice and perseverance.
As far as which size unicycle to learn on, I say choose a 20″ or 24″ inch unicycle(for small children a 16″ may be best). These days most people learn on a 20″ inch unicycle — I learned on a 24″. I chose a 24″ because I wanted something that I could ride around town on, besides doing freestyle tricks. A 20″ inch unicycle is great for freestyle but it’s impractical for riding around the neighborhood. A 24″ also makes a better gateway to the larger size unicycles used for long-distance riding, like 29″, 32″ and 36″ inch unicycles.
Whatever size you choose, get plenty of practice! If you’re a runner, this is a great cross-trainer. Happy riding!