I just wrote an awesome response, it timed out and I lost it.
Here goes attempt #2
1. Why hasnt it taken off BIG TIME?
We all belong to an elite group of freaks, nice freaks with good balance
Its got to do with mindset and generation. Like most people, with the exception of Brent, we were all taught to ride a bicycle because it was a stable cycle. IMO the sport is growing, no longer is it people from a performance back round buying. The scope has widened, which means it's evolving. Face it, South Africa has always been on the back end of trends, we do catch up it just takes a bit longer.
2. Would you prefer it to remain as is, or see it become mainstream?
Ive always had an affinity to the edgy, underground, artistic life. I dont do well with mainstream and Johnny can vouch for that (Waka Waka). I do want unicycling to grow in SA, the world. Bearing witness to the expansion of unicycling into what bicycling is today, would be awesome
Rewarding comes to mind. With advancements in technology, food and water it could happen in a lifetime and lifetimes may become longer. Kids ... 10, 11, 12, 13 ... are really interested and they are the ones that will aid the growth, make it a larger scale professional sport. Have more Kris Holm's who get taken seriously.
Change the perception, I'm not a clown, I do juggle very very well but I'm not a clown. BTW I have lots of clown friends who I love dearly.
Not as fantastic as my first attempt