Mandatory Safety Gear

Flatland is a riding style that attempts to find the perfect balance between top tricks, style, and consistency. It is performed on smooth flat surfaces that do not include obstacles – it is all about being creative. During the competition, riders will complete a 1 minute preliminary run where they are judged on criteria such as the difficulty of and variety of their tricks, their style, flow, creativity, and consistency. After the prelims, between 8 and 16 of the highest scoring riders will advance to the finals, where they compete in head-to-head battles.

The most common wheel size for Flatland is 19”, however, more and more riders favour 20” unicycles. Riders usually use fat tires and short(er) cranks to allow themselves to have more flow in their riding. Square-crown frames are favoured as they support coast, scuff-coast and stand up wheel walk tricks better than round-crown frames.

Last Updated: August 23, 2023