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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION, SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS, AND TIPS FROM SIMPLE RUNNING TO FLIPS

What is Powerbocking?

Powerbocking is the act of jumping and running, much like parkour, with elastic-like spring-loaded stilts. For some it is an extreme sport, for others it is a form of exercise or even a means of artistic expression. The use of the stilts to perform extreme jumping, running and acrobatics is known as 'Bocking' or 'PowerBocking' after the inventor, Alexander boeck.

what can I do on jumping stilts?

Different styles have already developed in Europe and continue evolving:


* Fitness training (beginner’s level): Within a few hours of practice you can walk, run, and jump. This sport sollicitates 98% of the muscles and you can burn calories 5 times faster than regular jogging! Excellent cardio training with plenty of adrenaline high for the seekers.


* Street style or jumping stilts Parkour (intermediate level): Street style consists in utilizing urban elements like it is done in "Parkour". The goal is to move from one point to another as efficiently as possible, overcoming obstacles in the surrounding environment: stairs, fences, benches, rails, garbage cans etc...see video


* Freestyle (advanced level): Involves a variety of acrobatic figures and combinations of flips, grabs, 360, doubles. It is sometimes choreographed with music. Professional Jumping stilts acrobats are hired for various shows, circus shows, sport events, you may also have seen them in the closing ceremony of the 2008 Olympic games. Henry Holloway is one of the few professional Stilts Jumpers in the US. Read more about Henry Holloway


WHAT MODEL DO I NEED?

ADULT Classic
ADVANCED model
TEEN/kids/petite women
stand 17" higher stand 17" higher stand 1 ft higher
run up to 20 MPH run up to 20 MPH run up to 10 MPH
jump up to 5 feet jump up to 5 feet jump up to 3.5 feet
regular padded cuff velcro cuff bindings around the leg
regular comfort better fit and comfort regular comfort
fitness training
street style
free style

any style
better performance
for acrobatic figures
fitness training
moderate street style


How do I choose size?

Choose your size according to your weight. Never buy stilts below your weight range, the spring may sustain too much pressure. This could damage the spring or you could "bottom out" (when the foot hits the bottom of the structure) resulting in back injury.

Some people choose to buy a size higher than their weight range, in order to perform flips. The springs are stiffer at first, so they have to use more pressure and work them harder, but it allows for more aggressiveness and higher jumps.

Rubber hoof, carbon fiber leaf spring, strap buckle and pro cuffs can be bought separately for replacement or improvement of your jumping stilts. Email your inquiry.

Measurement: 35.83 in. x 11.42 in. x 15.75 in.

You will stand 17 inches from the ground

How do I start?

Choose your stilts according to your weight and adjust them to your knee height, just below the knee cap. Each boot consists of a foot-plate with snowboard type bindings, rubber foot pad which is also commonly called a hoof, and a fiberglass leaf spring. Wear thick sneakers to get a tight fit.

Read the manual and safety guidelines. It is a good habit to check your stilts for loose screws, everytime you use them.
Wear well-padded wrist guards and knee pads and helmet. For comfort you can use Volley-Ball pads under the metal hoop.
Take your time, warm up before using the stilts. Use on flat, dry, even pavement, away from crowded places.

Practice walking and keeping your balance first, with the help of a friend or by using a fence as a support. The stilts feel heavy and stiff at first. The springs will get more flexible with use.

Build your skills as you go and don’t put yourself or others in danger by performing stunts that you haven’t mastered yet. Stay safe!

How can I learn acrobatic skills?

If you want to do acrobatic stunts on the jumping stilts, we recommend taking trampoline classes first. The moves performed on jumping stilts are like trampoline tricks. Rather than try anything by yourself and take the risk of getting hurt, you can learn from highly qualified teachers in a safe environment at the Circus Center in San Francisco.

The San Francisco Circus Center also offers a wide variety of all level classes for adults and children in circus arts: trampoline and Chinese acrobatics, as well as clowning, juggling, contortion, arial arts etc.
Contact the Circus center for registration (415)759-8123.
Location: 755 Frederick street in San Francisco.
Visit www.circuscenter.org

can anyone do it? Is it dangerous?

This sport is potentially dangerous, like roller blading, skate boarding or snowboarding.
Anyone can enjoy this new sport, there has been minimal failure among the people who tried. Just like any other sport, you need to go through a learning curve and the results will depend on your physical ability. Only a certain number of people will achieve to do acrobatic stunts, however most do achieve to run and jump with some practice. It takes about 15 to 30 minutes to get familiar with the apparatus and get balance and start walking.

can I hire performers for an event?

Photo shoots, shows, commercials, TV shows, Fashion shows, Circus performance, we can get you connected with the right people, according to your needs.

Disclaimer

The proper use of the stilts is the sole responsibility of the customer and Little Big Foot is not reliable for any accidents resulting from the use of this product.

Powerstriders, Air-Trekkers and Powerisers are the only brands authorized for import in the USA. Their stilts are manufactured exclusively in collaboration with Alexander Boeck, the inventor of jumping stilts. This is a patented product and royalties are paid to the inventor for each item sold.