Powerbocks, Velocity Stilts, Projumps, Flyjumpers, Skyrunners, Powerskips, Seven League Boots are known as Jumping Stilts.
Invented in Germany, the powerbocking or Bocking (From the name of its inventor, Mr. Alexander Böck) is the practice of walking, running, jumping and acrobatics equipped with pogo sticks. These stilts are provided with fiberglass leaf springs, located on the back.
This new urban sport has made its first appearance during the 2000s. With Jumping Stilts you can experience the sensation of weightlessness. You can run up to 40 Km/hr, jump over 7 feet high and nearly 10 feet long.
This sport activates 98% of muscles and allows strengthening of torso, back and legs. One study found that it helps to burn up to 600 kcal in 10 minutes. Study showed that the Jumping Stilts is five times more effective than jogging. It stimulates the secretion of endorphins (endorphins are neurotransmitters whose role is to control stress). Compared to other sports, Jumping Stilts make more adrenaline rush and burns calories quicker.
The principle of Jumping Stilts is based on the specific compression of the spring and the movement made during the action. Appealing to the sense of balance, jumping stilts work after the pressure on the leaf spring located at the rear of the instrument. Following this pressure, it propels you upward.
Note that jumping stilts are equipped with high precision, so if you're too light, the spring will not react and if you are too heavy, you will damage the spring.
At the beginning, it is not recommended to practice alone and perform complex movements like jumping and running.
Among the most popular brands, the Jumping Stilts comes in several models for adults and juniors. It's always advisable to choose the model that corresponds to its weight, ensuring that there is a difference of at least 5kg more of your weight.
For example, if you have 54 kg, it is advisable to take the 60 kg model, because the difference between your weight and such rounding is more than 5 kg. So if you have 58 kg or more, its better you take the 70 kg model, because the 60 kg model gives a difference of less than 5 kg over weight.
If you are an excellent athlete with an athletic physique, you can add 10 kg to the selection of your Jumping Stilts. But beware, this is only recommended for adult models.