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The first tutorial is in! I hope you like it.

It took much longer than I expected.

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It hurts my knee to much so I give up , I can ride on one leg but it just presses to hard,, I should try lean over to balance more, any suggestions 

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3 minutes ago, stephen said:

It hurts my knee to much so I give up

It did to me too, in the beginning.

You have to give the time to the body to adapt. Skip one or two days, then do it again. You will build muscles in the foot it self and in the leg and knee.

Eventually it will become effortless... The last P, patience.

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11 minutes ago, Surfling said:

@pico  is it harder to do on the mten3? 

For me it is. 

In essence single leg riding is like stepping on the wheel but MUCH longer. The Mten IS a hard wheel to step on compared to say a V10F. So yes it is hard to single leg ride on. Amazingly for counter pedal riding it is easier than some.

For me the Mten3 requires an extra 3" lean over the center line of the wheel making it difficult to stay very long unlike my other wheels.

Therefore I have to make some special mod to my normal stance. In short, pointing my toes inward and forward my shin contact point. I hope you visualize:huh:

All in all it is also a matter of morphology. Skinny guys like me will have a hard time while big boned fellows will have it easier. It also depends on if you are bow legged  () or  )( like my GF.

In case you have not noticed in my Mten videos the sides are extra padded. ^_^

 

 

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On 10/23/2020 at 7:35 AM, stephen said:

It hurts my knee to much so I give up , I can ride on one leg but it just presses to hard,, I should try lean over to balance more, any suggestions 

Same thing here. It wasnt my muscle failiing me, as much as a pretty mean sharp pain in the joint. The smaller wheels are worse as the leverage seems much less. Mten is more an ankle chore than knee. I notice my weak side has this same issue in hi speed cornering on my heavy wheel. I'd imagine a buckling in the knee at speed in a turn, would upset the ride enough to crash my ass off the mountain.  Delicate balance to build muscle around a knee, but NOT aggravate the joint first. Sometimes just regular mounting a wheel is too much on one side.

I bet Pico can jumplike a damn frog too.  I admire the fitness it takes for pico and others to do things like this. I could only imagine how much a swift kick to the ass would hurt, given by those with REAL legs.

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@pico Got it. I can see why, now.

mten3 being small with less vertical contact on the shins. And not much counter weight at 20 lbs.

The knee is really just surrounded by connective tissues + knee cap. You can palpate & feel the bones - not much cushioning there. I think the pain is from the counter pressure we apply on the EUC especially if repetitive.

When I was learning, I found that my mtb hard-shell knee/shin guards (lizard skinz softcell) almost eliminates knee/shin discomfort and highly recommend it especially for crash protection.

Thanks for the write-up, fellas. Safe riding!

 

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