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dpong last won the day on September 16 2016

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  1. Electric pogo stick anyone?

    @Hunka Hunka Burning Love I was riding one last year. It is a little too much exercise, but thrilling.
  2. Mten3 First Impressions / Review - BUY ONE NOW!!!

    That wheel looks like a heck of a lot of fun!
  3. KS16S Is Not For My Wife

    My wife is too smart to try my wheel. And she is not wrong, either. She knows what she is doing.
  4. Mine worked for me, but you have to wait until the dog gets quite close to you. It is basically to startle the dog at the last minute. If he hears it from far away it will not have its intended effect. Up close, it is loud and unexpected.
  5. To dissuade aggressive dogs, I have on 2 occasions successfully deployed the following solution, that can be found on Amazon.com: "Dog Dazer II Ultrasonic Dog Deterrent"
  6. I was wheeling in my driveway on the way to the road, looked down and there was a baby snake (just a little one) running away from me. I was chasing the snake and didn't know it. I was certainly hoping not to catch it. Luckily it went one way when I went the other and made it to the street. Funny to look down and go "what's that?" and then to realize what it was! Most animals stay away from me, but children are a different matter!
  7. THE VIDEO THREAD!

    Thanks, Marty! Very inspirational. Free mounting has never been my forte, but you inspired me to put in some practice today. I became accustomed to riding with my big toes at 10 and 2 o'clock -- really more like 11 and 1 o'clock, and I find that to be comfortable and gives me better control. From your video it appears you mount with big toes at Noon and Midnight. So I bit the bullet today and practiced mounting and riding that way today. Had some success. My best mounts are the rolling mount where I pretend I'm going to ride with one foot. This gives me more time to accurately place the second foot -- which is the biggest obstacle for me. After 20 minutes to 30 minutes of riding at straight up 12 o'clock I was able to adjust. Maybe it will become more natural over time. Thanks again!
  8. THE VIDEO THREAD!

    These are great tricks, and I love the music, too. Can you confirm, that for you to be able to grind successfully, that you need to trap the wheel/tire against the obstacle to prevent the wheel from free-spinning? That strikes me as a tough/complicated part of the trick. Thanks for posting!
  9. Joining the club

    I agree with what is being said here. In the beginning, focusing on where my pelvis was in relation to the wheel was very helpful. Pelvis as 'center of balance' was most useful. Experiment with moving that around. My balance was terrible when I first started, so being actively conscious of 'center of balance' was necessary.
  10. First Fall

    @Catlord17 I can confirm that a significant change in tire pressure makes the wheel seem like a different wheel. Every single time. Takes me a short while to readjust to the wheel's change in responsiveness. Muscle memory becomes confused. If you persist at the new pressure, you will adjust and everything should be fine.
  11. @steve454 That was the first time I ever tried to ride outdoors in an open space. Practice made me a better rider. I only ever used the strap to catch the wheel. In this video the wheel caught me in the chin.
  12. That time a strap saved me. [Oh wait...]
  13. I like old blues, my friend, because I'm an old dude. Didn't mean to hijack your thread. I hope you get some fruitful suggestions. Cheers!
  14. This decade you say? Sadly, I'm stumped.
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