Powerbocking is the prefect way for adrenaline junkies and fitness freaks to get their hearts pumping. Sometimes used by artists to display their stills, jumping stilts are also called as “power stilts”, “spring stilts” or just bocks, interchangeably. This extreme sport consists of the player either running or jumping or performing aerobatics, wearing stilts. Jumping silts are slowly becoming a household accessory for the fitness conscious.
What makes a great jumping stilt?
A great jumping stilt is well balanced, sturdy for the operational weight category and have a snug-fit for your feet. They also need to be able to take the constant jumping. A good quality spring if used will do its job well!
How is a jumping stilt constructed?
A jumping stilt is constructed so as to provide perfect balance to the user and avoid back flips. It consists of a spring, a footrest and snowboard type binding straps.
What safety precautions must be administered while using jumping stilts?
Always buy stilts that match your weight. Buy ones with higher weight bearing capacity if you are just on the borderline of the lower ones. Always wear knee guards before getting on the stilts. If you are a newbie, start with hopping, jumping, walking, striding and then move forward to actual running.