The IUF unicycle levels The IUF unicycle levels
used abbreviations:
IUF = International Unicycling Federation
m = meter
cm = centimeter
Ø = diameter
< = smaller than
º = degrees
½ = half
NKS = New Kewl System

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.

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.

The IUF unicycle levels

Level 1

Read/write hints on: mount mount unicycle unassisted   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
Read/write hints on: ride ride 50 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints dismount gracefully with unicycle in front   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne

Level 2

no hints mount with left foot   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints mount with right foot   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride 10 m between two parallel lines 30 cm apart   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride a figure 8 with Ø < 3 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride down a 15 cm vertical drop   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints make a sharp 90º turn to the left   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints make a sharp 90º turn to the right   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne

Level 3

no hints demonstrate 3 types of mounts   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride a figure 8 with Ø < 1,5 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints stop, pedal ½ a revolution bw, continue fw   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride with the stomach on the seat for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints make a sharp 180º turn to the left   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints make a sharp 180º turn to the right   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints hop 5 times   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride over a 10 x 10 cm obstacle   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne

Level 4

no hints demonstrate 4 types of mounts   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride backward for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride one footed for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints idle with left foot down 25 times   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints idle with right foot down 25 times   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride with the seat out in front for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride with the seat out in back for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints make a sharp 360º turn the left   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints make a sharp 360º turn the right   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne

Level 5

no hints demonstrate 5 types of mounts   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride backward in a circle   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride one footed in a figure 8   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints idle one footed with left foot down 25 times   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints idle one footed with right foot down 25 times   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride with the seat out in front in a circle   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride with the seat out in back in a circle   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride with the seat on the side in a circle   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints hop-twist 90º to the left   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints hop-twist 90º to the right   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
Read/write hints on: ww walk the wheel for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne

Level 6

no hints demonstrate 6 types of mounts   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride backward in a figure 8   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride with the seat out in front in a figure 8   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride with the seat out in back in a figure 8   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride backward with the seat out in front for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride with seat on the side in a circle to the left   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride with seat on the side in a circle to the right   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride one footed with the left foot for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride one footed with the right foot for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints backspin   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints frontspin   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints spin   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints hop standing on wheel 5 times   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne

Level 7

no hints demonstrate 7 types of mounts   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride backward with seat out in front in a circle   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride one footed with left foot in a circle   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride one footed with right foot in a circle   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
Read/write hints on: ww walk the wheel in a circle   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints walk the wheel one footed for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints hop-twist 180º to the left   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints hop-twist 180º to the right   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride backward with the seat out in back for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints spin to the left   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints spin to the right   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne

Level 8

no hints demonstrate 8 types of mounts   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride one footed with the left foot in a figure 8   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride one footed with the right foot in a figure 8   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
Read/write hints on: ww walk the wheel in a figure 8   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints walk the wheel one footed in a circle   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride backward one footed for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints glide for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints hand wheel walk for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints pirouette   Satoko Matsunaga
no hints backward spin   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne

Level 9

no hints demonstrate 9 types of mounts   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints walk the wheel one footed in a figure 8   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride backward one footed in a circle   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride backward with the seat out in front in figure 8   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride backward with the seat out in back in a circle   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints walk the wheel one footed with left foot for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints walk the wheel one footed with right foot for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints walk the wheel backward for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints drag seat in front 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints drag seat in back for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride backward one footed with the left foot 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride backward one footed with the right foot 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride one footed with the seat out in front for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints backward pirouette   Noriko Matsunaga

Level 10

no hints demonstrate 10 types of mounts   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride backward with seat out in back in a figure 8   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints ride backward one footed in a figure 8   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints walk the wheel one footed with left foot in a circle   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints walk the wheel one footed with right foot in a circle   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints walk the wheel backward in a circle   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints 180º uni spin   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints sideways wheel walk for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints coast for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints side ride for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne
no hints walk the wheel one footed backward for 10 m   Leo Vandewoestijne Leo Vandewoestijne

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