Street is a
freestyle riding style about performing various tricks, emphasising
smooth riding and creatively while riding obstacles such as ramps, stairs, grind
boxes, rails, and more. In general, Street can be performed in an urban
environment using urban structures and obstacles; however at Unicon riders will
use a unicycle specific skatepark. During the competition, the riders can use
the whole course as they want, performing their best tricks while keeping
smoothness and consistency. They are judged on several criteria such as the difficulty
and variety of their tricks, their style, flow, creativity, and consistency.
After the prelim, 5 to 8 of the highest scoring riders will
advance to the finals.
riding puts heavy usage on the unicycles, so they are usually built very strong.
The most common wheel size is 19” with a wide tire, however you will see a
couple of riders using 20” unicycles to have more speed and flow in their riding.
For Street, both square and round-crowned frames are used depending on the
rider’s unique riding style and favoured tricks.
wearing helmets is mandatory. Using shinpads and knee-pads is highly recommended,
though not mandatory.
The Street competitions will be held in L’Anneau de Vitesse, which will be the Center for Unicon. It is an outdoor speed skating ring which hosted the speed skating events for the 1968 Winter Olympics. Now we will exchange blades for wheels and fill the arena with excitement!