Powerbocking goes by many names. You might have heard it called ‘power-rizing’ or ‘blade running’ or countless other monikers. In the simplest terms, Blocking is strapping some bouncy aluminium stilts to your legs that allow you to jump much higher than normal. It is called Bocking or Powerbocking after the German inventor Alexander Bock. It is great fun and good exercise and a really good confidence builder in yourself. The stilts are made of an aluminium frame and a fibreglass/carbon fibre compound leaf spring that runs down the back. They attach to your legs and are secured just beneath the knee and on your feet. Walking in them is not so different to normal peg stilts but put a little weight into your stride and you start to feel the bounce-back power of the spring Learning to bock is a little weird at first because your brain doesn’t understand what’s happening but it soon figures it out. First you learn to walk confidently in them and then a little jog before learning to jump on two feet. Jumping on two feet is the crucial element to bocking and is really what gives it the power to perform tricks and flips. Although everyone wants to be able to front and backflip on stilts, it is something that takes a lot of practice and training. It is worth noting that adults rarely cite the pursuit of exercise as being fun, indeed visits to the gym can become somewhat gruelling and boring whilst the fact that so many people try to alleviate the boredom of running by listening to music suggests that people generally seem to see exercise as necessary, mundane activities to assist weight loss as opposed to having fun. It is worth noting that adults rarely cite the pursuit of exercise as being fun, indeed visits to the gym can become somewhat gruelling and boring whilst the fact that so many people try to alleviate the boredom of running by listening to music suggests that people generally seem to see exercise as necessary, mundane activities to assist weight loss, provides a cardio-vascular workout, strengthens the body’s core muscle, increases levels of good cholesterol, helps reduce levels of bad cholesterol which can protect against heart disease, and mainly opposed to gym exercise You will have fun. Thankfully, the sport of powerbocking manages to combine both fun and exercise – funercise, if you will – and it is becoming an increasingly popular means with which people opt to get in shape and have fun at the same time. Moreover, powerbocking enables the participant to embrace their inner child and behave somewhat like Superman in real life as powerbocking enables the participant to run at speeds of up to 20 mph and jump over seven-foot high thanks to powerbocking stilts that are designed with reinforced springs that adapt to the natural movements of the body.
- 1 hour (instructor included) 20 €
- 2 hour (first hour with instructor) 30 €
- 3 hour (first hour with instructor) 40 €