Rider Base Skills

Updated 8-30-05, 9-25-05, 2-23-06, 7-19-06, 9-8-07

Required equipment for Base 6

Obstacle: round, solid, non-slip disk, 3" diameter (76.2 mm), 1" thick (25.4 mm) -- standard vulcanized rubber ice hockey puck (or similar item approved for use by the Skill Testing Committee).

All skill testing guidelines apply.  See the Unicycling Skill Testing Handbook for complete testing rules.

 

Base 1  

1. Ride 10 revolutions.

 

Base 2 

1. Ride 25 revolutions.

2. Ride clockwise in a circle, using no more than 12 revolutions.

3. Ride counterclockwise in a circle, using no more than 12 revolutions.

 

Base 3 

1. Ride in a figure 8, using no more than 10 revolutions for each circle (20 revolutions total); dismount with unicycle in front.

2. Ride to a stop, idle once, ride forward; dismount with unicycle in front.

 

Base 4 

1. Freemount using the standard mount (forward or rollback).

2. Ride in a figure 8, using no more than 8 revolutions for each circle (16 revolutions total).

3. Idle 5 times.

4. Idle once with opposite foot.

 

Base 5 

1. Freemount with right foot, using the standard mount.

2. Freemount with left foot, using the standard mount.

3. Ride in a figure 8, using no more than 6 revolutions for each circle (12 revolutions total).

4. Idle 15 times.

5. Idle with opposite foot, 5 times

 

Base 6  

Required equipment: Obstacle—Ice hockey puck 

1. Freemount with right foot using the standard mount; idle 25 times. 

2. Freemount with left foot using the standard mount; idle 25 times with opposite foot.

3. Ride in a figure 8, using no more than 4 revolutions for each circle (8 revolutions total).

4. Ride over the obstacle.

5. Hop 3 times.

Fast Test  For the Rider Tier, riders may begin testing at any of the base levels, without passing the base before it.  For example, a rider may choose to begin testing with Base 3. If the rider passes, he or she automatically passes the first two bases as well. However, if a rider chooses to begin with a higher base and does not pass that test, the rider may not attempt to pass a lower base at that time. After seven days, the rider may once again test on any base he or she feels ready to attempt.

Testing rules are provided below and are subject to change. For more information, please see the complete testing guidelines in the Unicycling Skill Testing Handbook.

Contact: Skill Testing Committee Chair, Carol McLean, unicyclecentral@hotmail.com

Rider Base Skill Testing Rules

8-30-05, 9-25-05, 7-19-06, 9-8-07

1. Each skill (or combination of skills) must be demonstrated according to the rules on the first attempt, although riders are allowed one second attempt on only one failed skill within each base.

2. All skills must be done without assistance from anyone or from any structure or device. For Bases 1, 2, and 3, the rider may have assistance in getting on the unicycle.

3. Skills in a set may be done in any order, according to the rider’s choice. The rider must state which skill he or she is attempting before beginning to perform the skill.

4. Riding skills are forward, unless otherwise stated.

5. The standard mount may be done as the forward mount or the rollback mount in each case. Only the standard mount may be used in testing for the Rider Bases.

6. Riding more than the number of revolutions stated is allowed unless “no more than” is specified. For example, “ride 25 revolutions” may be more than 25 revolutions, but not fewer than 25. If no number of revolutions is specified, riders must ride at least 3 revolutions.

7. For Base 2 and above, the rider must ride into and out of all skills (3 revolutions minimum), except the distance skills (for example, “Ride 25 revolutions.”).

8. For Base 4 and above, the rider must freemount and ride into and out of the skills (3 revolutions minimum), as directed by the skill tester. The rider may use any freemount he or she chooses when testing for skills other than the freemount requirements. If the rider fails on the attempt to freemount on any skill other than the freemount, the rider may have an unlimited number of attempts to freemount and continue to test without penalty.

9. The rider must dismount with the unicycle in front when “dismount” is included in the skill. If the required dismount is not controlled with the unicycle in front, the rider does not pass the skill. If “dismount” is not stated, riders may stay on the unicycle after completing a skill and continue with the next skill if they choose. 

10. For Bases 1 and 2, a controlled dismount is not required. For Base 3 and up, a controlled dismount is required any time riders are required or choose to dismount after completing a skill. Controlled dismounts are with the unicycle in front.

11. Riders may dismount and rest briefly between skills if they choose, but may not practice any skill during testing.

12. Each skill listed is numbered. Combined skills are counted as one skill. If a rider misses part of a combined skill, the rider must repeat the entire skill successfully in order for testing to continue.

13. When equipment is required, the test may not be completed without it. Equipment may not be changed or substituted except as specified in the Unicycling Skill Testing Handbook.

14. Riders must use the same unicycle during each separate base test—they may not change unicycles within a test. They may use any standard unicycle to test, subject to the approval of the skill tester. (Tall unicycles may not be used for the Base or Artistic tests.) 

15. Testing for any base may not take longer than 15 minutes.

16. Only certified skill testers may conduct the test. Contract the Unicycling Skill Testing Committee to become certified.

17. Riders who pass skill tests will be listed in the rider database, as reported by the certified skill tester. Riders also may be listed on the Web site if they indicate that choice to the skill tester.

18. Retry Rule:  Any rider who fails a skill test must wait seven days before retesting.   

 

German translation

Base 1 Grundlinie? 1 / Stufe 1

1. Ride 10 revolutions.

1. 10 Radumdrehungen fahren

Base 2

1. Ride 25 revolutions.

1. 25 Radumdrehungen fahren.

2. Ride clockwise in a circle, using no more than 12 revolutions.

2. Rechts herum in einem Kreis fahren dessen Ausdehnung 12
Radumdrehungen oder weniger ist.

3. Ride counterclockwise in a circle, using no more than 12 revolutions.

3. Links herum in einem Kreis fahrendessen Ausdehnung 12 Radumdrehungen
oder weniger ist.

Base 3

1. Ride in a figure 8, using no more than 10 revolutions for each
circle (20 revolutions total); dismount with unicycle in front.

1. einen Achter (Wechselrunde) fahren, dessen zwei Einzelkreise 10
Radumdrehungen oder weniger sind (20 Radumdrehungen insgesamt);  absteigen mit dem Rad nach vorn.

2. Ride to a stop, idle once, ride forward; dismount with unicycle in front.

2. anhalten, eine halbe Radumdrehung mit dem rechten Fuß rückwärts
fahren, vorwärts weiterfahren; absteigen mit dem Rad nach vorn


Base 4

1. Freemount using the standard mount (forward or rollback).

1. Aufsteigen ohne Hilfe (gleich vorwärts fahren, oder dabei eine halbe
Radumdrehung rückwärts fahren)

2. Ride in a figure 8, using no more than 8 revolutions for each circle
(16 revolutions total).

2. einen Achter (Wechselrunde) fahren, dessen zwei Einzelkreise 8
Radumdrehungen oder weniger sind ((insgesamt 16 Radumdrehungen)

3. Idle 5 times..

3. 5 Mal.

4. Idle once with the opposite foot.

4. 1 Mal mit dem [opposite] Fuß pendeln


Base 5

1. Freemount with right foot, using the standard mount.

1. aufsteigen mit dem rechten Fuß, (gleich vorwärts fahren, oder dabei
eine halbe Radumdrehung rückwärts fahren)


2. Freemount with left foot, using the standard mount.

2. aufsteigen mit dem linken Fuß

3. Ride in a figure 8, using no more than 6 revolutions for each circle
(12 revolutions total).

3. einen Achter (Wechselrunde) fahren, dessen zwei Einzelkreise 6
Radumdrehungen oder weniger sind ((insgesamt 12 Radumdrehungen)

4. Idle 15 times.

4. 15 Mal mit dem rechten Fuß pendeln

5. Idle 5 times with opposite foot.

5. 5 Mal mit dem [opposite] Fuß pendeln


Base 6


Required equipment: Obstacle—Hockey puck

Erforderliche Ausstattung: Hindernis - Eishockeyscheibe


1. Freemount with right foot using the standard mount; idle 25 times.

1. aufsteigen mit dem rechten Fuß; 25 Mal.

2. Freemount with left foot using the standard mount; idle 15 times
with opposite foot.

2. aufsteigen mit dem linken Fuß; 15 Mal mit dem [opposite] Fuß pendeln

3. Ride in a figure 8, using no more than 4 revolutions for each circle
(8 revolutions total).

3. einen Achter (Wechselrunde) fahren, dessen zwei Einzelkreise 4
Radumdrehungen oder weniger sind ((insgesamt 8 Radumdrehungen)

4. Ride over the obstacle.

4. Das Hindernis (die Eishockeyscheibe) überfahren.

5. Hop 3 times.

5. 3 Mal springen


Fast Test For the Rider Tier, riders may begin testing at any of the
base levels, without passing the base before it. For example, a rider
may choose to begin testing with Base 3. If the rider passes, he or she
automatically passes the first two bases as well. However, if a rider
chooses to begin with a higher base and does not pass that test, the
rider may not attempt to pass a lower base at that time. After seven
days, the rider may once again test on any base he or she feels ready
to attempt.


Schnelltest: Ein Einradfahrer darf eine Stufe versuchen, ohne die
darunterliegenden Stufen überwunden zu haben. Zum Beispiel, ein
Einradfahrer, darf mit Stufe 3 anfangen. Falls er Stufe 3 erfolgreich
besteht, hat er Stufe 1 und 2 automatisch bestanden. Aber, falls er
diese Stufe nicht erfolgreich besteht, darf er in einer
darunterliegenden Stufe nicht gleich testen. Erst nach 7 Tagen, darf er
wieder eine Stufe aussuchen und sich prüfen lassen.

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