Jaime Juchter

Jaime Juchter is a Onewheel Jungle Speed Demon!

I recently had the chance to sit down with an interview Jaime Juchter. On Instagram his handle is Onewheel Jungle. Jaime is the 2019 Race for the Rail Clydesdale Champion. This year he was choosen as a wildcard for 2020 Race for the Rail in Utah. Jaime’s videos are full of amazing trail riding, great video content, and fast speed. He likes to film himself, friends, and his fellow Flux Mvmnt crew around Los Angeles every week.

 OWP: Congratulations on as a wildcard for RFTR 2020 Jaime! This year’s lineup for RFTR 2020 was one of the deepest fields we have seen with very experienced riders. Can you tell us what those trails were like and the challenges it posed to the riders?

Jaime: Thank you! Bruh, those trails were chunky and steep!  In the first challenge when they dropped us at the top and we rode to the bottom was definitely the most difficult. There were moments where we had to navigate sliding down rocks. Having teams were great and the challenges were fun, Future Motion did a good job. It may have not looked like gnarly terrain on the screen, but it was definitely challenging! It was no walk in the park… (laughing) 

OWP: What was your mindset going into round 2? You had to face Dave and Bodhi, can you walk us through the race and what that was like?

2020 Race for The Rail

Jaime: Go fast and don’t fall!  It took me a second or two longer then the boys to switch from snowboard stance to forward. This is why I started in the back each time.
 
The first section was rocky and had a few whoops and you had to go fast out of the gate. Next, there was a sharp left turn you had to slow down for. Afterwards, the trail immediately went down into even a gnarlier rock section. 
 
Many of the riders crashed there. Then after that, the trail was fire road but only one line on the right that you had to take to keep your speed up. If you went to the left the chunky rock it would have slowed you down. 
 
After that, there was a flat smooth section where you had to put the peddle to the metal. Although, that then sent you into even more rocks where many people ate it.
 
Then you had to slow for the Bermuda triangle. After that, it was an S curve then Squirrel Pig Straights. That’s where all the passing took place. Then you head downhill into the sharp right turn.
 
If you messed up there you were out so that’s why everyone took their time on that one. Then the single track with the grass. You couldn’t see it but there was 1 to a 2-inch lip on each side of that single track.
 
It was the best place to be to keep up speed but could be dangerous as it took out Bodhi and few others. The grass was not exactly smooth but you could work through it then we all know pavement.
 
All I knew was I had to give it my all and I did. Those guys are fast af!
"The onewheel loving family is what the Esk8 and EUC community calls us. That rings true and always will in the future :)"
Jaime Juchter aka OnewheelJungle
2019 RFTR Clydesdale Champion
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