The art of using spring-loaded stilts
to jump and run with animal agility
. It is possible to achieve six feet of height or twenty-five
miles per hour on flat ground. The sport
is named after
Alexander Boeck, the German
inventor who came up with them.
is an acrobatic sport
, mostly involving
midair tricks, but it's really what you make of it. It's plenty fun enough to go out for a stroll, or go for a run and feel the wind in your hair, although running long distances requires extreme endurance
. Daily bocking
can likewise bring one's endurance
to a completely new level.
As the sport
stands as this
is being written, bocking
is more of an extreme sport
than a method of transportation, although this
fact may change
as newer, lighter models with better springs
Note: backflips and similar
stunts are not made easier on bocks, contrary to common belief. They require less physical agility
because of the spring action, but achieving the flipping motion is very difficult.
I was out bocking the other day, and I finally
managed to do a 360 split kick!
Bocking this Halloween will be a riot.