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Old 01-30-17, 07:30 PM
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Cool.

What do you call the seat-less rig?
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Originally Posted by woodcraft View Post
Cool.

What do you call the seat-less rig?
Ultimate wheel or "UW". Basically a unicycle without a frame or saddle. A lot harder to ride for sure. There's another type called an "impossible wheel", aka, "BC" wheel, after the famous comic strip. Unlike a uni it has a free coasting wheel with foot plates that you stand on. Again no frame or saddle and it's many factors harder to ride than the UW, mainly because you can't use foot pressure to stay balanced. It can be simulated by trying to balance on two wooden plates attached to a 1" diameter dowel, with each end inserted into a 4x4 wood block, so the dowel could rotate freely, without friction.

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