PRODUCT DESCRIPTION, SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS, AND TIPS FROM SIMPLE RUNNING TO FLIPS
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.
Different styles have already developed in Europe and continue evolving:
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
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.
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!
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.
This sport is potentially dangerous, like roller blading, skate boarding or snowboarding.
Photo shoots, shows, commercials, TV shows, Fashion shows, Circus performance, we can get you connected with the right people, according to your needs.
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.