Powerbocking is the act of jumping and running 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.Each boot consists of a foot-plate with snowboard type bindings, rubber foot pad which is also commonly called a hoof, and a fibreglass leaf spring. Using only their weight, and few movements, the user is generally able to jump 3–5 ft (1–1.5 meters) off the ground and run up to 20 mph (32 km/h). They also give the ability to take up to 9-foot (2.7 meters) strides.
Not only is PowerBocking fun but a health study by the International Jumper Sports Association. Has revealed that just 30 minutes of jogging will burn roughly 249 calories in an adult. While 15 minutes of jumping will burn 298. To read the full health report go Here
According to us Powerbocking is fun, pure and simple. From putting on your jumping stilts for the first time. Standing up knees wobbling, legs shaking. To learning to walk, to learning to jump. To learning to dare.
Powerbocking not only personally grows ones self. But brings other like minded individuals together. From giving reasons for group gatherings, rallies, supports, and even parties. When powerbockers gather a real sense of community is established. This extreme sport is as much as an activity for us the bockers, as it is for all the spectators to enjoy. We focus on the fun, the laughs, and the rest follows.