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The IUF unicycle levels

Level 1 mount unicycle unassisted
ride 50 m
dismount gracefully with unicycle in front

Level 2 mount with left foot
mount with right foot
ride 10 m between two parallel lines 30 cm apart
ride a figure 8 with Ø < 3 m
ride down a 15 cm vertical drop
make a sharp 90º turn to the left
make a sharp 90º turn to the right

Level 3 demonstrate 3 types of mounts
ride a figure 8 with Ø < 1,5 m
stop, pedal ½ a revolution bw, continue fw
ride with the stomach on the seat for 10 m
make a sharp 180º turn to the left
make a sharp 180º turn to the right
hop 5 times
ride over a 10 x 10 cm obstacle

Level 4 demonstrate 4 types of mounts
ride backward for 10 m
ride one footed for 10 m
idle with left foot down 25 times
idle with right foot down 25 times
ride with the seat out in front for 10 m
ride with the seat out in back for 10 m
make a sharp 360º turn the left
make a sharp 360º turn the right

Level 5 demonstrate 5 types of mounts
ride backward in a circle
ride one footed in a figure 8
idle one footed with left foot down 25 times
idle one footed with right foot down 25 times
ride with the seat out in front in a circle
ride with the seat out in back in a circle
ride with the seat on the side in a circle
hop-twist 90º to the left
hop-twist 90º to the right
walk the wheel for 10 m

Level 6 demonstrate 6 types of mounts
ride backward in a figure 8
ride with the seat out in front in a figure 8
ride with the seat out in back in a figure 8
ride backward with the seat out in front for 10 m
ride with seat on the side in a circle to the left
ride with seat on the side in a circle to the right
ride one footed with the left foot for 10 m
ride one footed with the right foot for 10 m
backspin
frontspin
spin
hop standing on wheel 5 times

Level 7 demonstrate 7 types of mounts
ride backward with seat out in front in a circle
ride one footed with left foot in a circle
ride one footed with right foot in a circle
walk the wheel in a circle
walk the wheel one footed for 10 m
hop-twist 180º to the left
hop-twist 180º to the right
ride backward with the seat out in back for 10 m
spin to the left
spin to the right

Level 8 demonstrate 8 types of mounts
ride one footed with the left foot in a figure 8
ride one footed with the right foot in a figure 8
walk the wheel in a figure 8
walk the wheel one footed in a circle
ride backward one footed for 10 m
glide for 10 m
hand wheel walk for 10 m
pirouette
backward spin

Level 9 demonstrate 9 types of mounts
walk the wheel one footed in a figure 8
ride backward one footed in a circle
ride backward with the seat out in front in figure 8
ride backward with the seat out in back in a circle
walk the wheel one footed with left foot for 10 m
walk the wheel one footed with right foot for 10 m
walk the wheel backward for 10 m
drag seat in front 10 m
drag seat in back for 10 m
ride backward one footed with the left foot 10 m
ride backward one footed with the right foot 10 m
ride one footed with the seat out in front for 10 m
backward pirouette

Level 10 demonstrate 10 types of mounts
ride backward with seat out in back in a figure 8
ride backward one footed in a figure 8
walk the wheel one footed with left foot in a circle
walk the wheel one footed with right foot in a circle
walk the wheel backward in a circle
180º uni spin
sideways wheel walk for 10 m
coast for 10 m
side ride for 10 m
walk the wheel one footed backward for 10 m



These achievement skill levels have been complied from years of research and surveys among unicyclists from all over the world. They are intended to encourage unicyclists to progress at an even pace over a wide variety of unicycling skills. These levels are not connected to the competition rules, other than in descriptions of how the skills are to be performed. Skill levels are useful for helping riders determine a sequence of skills to learn, and to give them ideas for things to try.
used abbreviations IUF = International Unicycling Federation
m = meter
cm = centimeter
Ø = diameter
< = smaller than
º = degrees
½ = half
Eligibility

In order to be eligible to achieve a level a rider must have passed all previous levels.

Riders must get into and out of all skills

All riding skills start with the rider riding forward, seated with both feet on the pedals except for side ride (level 10). All skills end with rider riding forward at least 3 full revolutions of the wheel, seated with both feet on the pedals.

Maximum of three mistakes per level

In order to pass an exam a rider must perform all skills in that level at the first attempt, except for a maximum of three skills that must be performed at the second attempt. This allows for three mistakes per level, but no more than one mistake per skill.

Explanation of Skills

The correct execution of the skills is described in Standard Skill Descriptions, section 7.2 in the IUF Regulations For International Competition.

Variety of Mounts

At each level starting from level 3, riders must add one new mount to those they have previously demonstrated. Repeating the same mount with the opposite foot does not constitute a different type of mount. A listing of some of the known mounts can be found in the Standard Skill Descriptions, section 7.2 in the IUF Regulations For International Competition.

Recognition of Level Achievement

To formally achieve a skill level a rider must pass a skill level exam with an authorized examiner. Examiners are authorized by the IUF, the USA or other connected unicycling organizations. If no authorized examiner is available, riders can send a video tape, with no edits per level, to an authorized examiner in their country, or to the IUF Skill Levels and Rules Committee. Videos must clearly show all the necessary details of each skill.