Electric unicycles are becoming more and more popular everyday as people realize they offer a fun and efficient way to get from point A to point B. They take up less space than a scooter and are easier to carry around than something like an electric skateboard.
With so many ways to use them, electric unicycles are taking over the mainstream. One area where new users struggle with them is learning how to jump and idle on an electric unicycle.
Let’s see just how easy that can be.
Can You Jump with an Electric Unicycle?
Looking at an electric unicycle, your first impression is probably that there is no way that thing can jump. Surprisingly enough, there are ways to make them jump at respectable heights. Whether you want to get over a curb or do some cool tricks, there are easy ways to jump an electric unicycle for everyone.
Considerations when Trying to Jump with an Electric Unicycle
Your first consideration when trying to jump with an electric unicycle is getting your grip. Since you are just resting your feet on platforms and there are no straps, it can seem very hard to actually jump when you have nothing to grip on the unicycle.
Depending on the model of the electric unicycle you have, there may already be grips on the sides of your legs where you can squeeze to get a grip. If not, there are many aftermarket parts that stunt riders use that allow their legs to grip the sides of the unicycle to get the grip they need to jump.
The next element that goes into jumping on nearly any vehicle is speed. From skateboards to unicycles, the speed you use for your jump is crucial to making the wheel move. When approaching a jump, you need to carry enough speed so that you have both upward and forward directional momentum.
If you are coming to a curb, you can likely do a little bunny hop to just clear the curb. If you are looking to jump over something on the ground, you will want enough speed and momentum to get you over the object easily.
Your last thing to consider when jumping on an electric unicycle is the distance to the jump and the distance you need to cover. When calculating the distance to the jump, you want to see when you will need to start lifting up to actually make the desired jump.
As for the distance you cover for the jump, that really depends on what you are looking to jump over or across. For a small puddle, you want to make sure you jump with enough power to clear the puddle completely. After a few tries, you’ll be jumping with ease.