(jolly jumping, from English jolly – “funny”, “amusing” and jumping – “jumping”, power bokering, from English power – “power, power”, pauerazing – the name that perpetuates the name of the company “Poweriser”) – an extreme sport that involves the use of jolly jumper (jollyjumper) or jumper – designs made of aluminum, fiberglass and plastic during competitions.

These devices are made in the form of an arc, equipped with pedestals and foot fittings and a rubber “sole.” They allow a person to develop a speed of up to 32 km / h and make jumps of 2 meters in height.

Djamps was patented in 2004 by Alexander Bock (Australia) – it was in his honor that the new sport got its name (bokeh). Initially, this device was supposed to be used as a simulator, improving the ability of professional runners and jumpers. However, jolly jumpers from the category of sports equipment went into the circus requisites (for example, during the opening of the XXIX Olympiad 2008 (Beijing, China), a show was shown at the jumps), and after a while they became widely used for entertainment.

Boring competitions, called the European holiday-meeting of Aubria boating fans, are held annually, starting from 2007. Athletes demonstrate their skills in such kinds of competitions: running (100, 200, 400, 800 and more meters), marathon, obstacle course, jumps (length, height, triple), freestyle (the bikers make their own program of performance, obeying only some restrictions: the time of performance is 5 minutes, the permission / prohibition to use the assistant’s equipment and services), orientation (the task, as in sports orienteering, is to overcome a certain distance as quickly as possible, having visited a given number of checkpoints). Also the best trick (combination of tricks) is evaluated. Sometimes the boxers compete in the exact landing, jumping on two legs, amplitude jumps (in 30 seconds you should make a minimum number of jumps up), etc.

In Russia, championships in this sport are held since 2009.

The idea of ​​creating jolly jumper belongs to Alexander Bok.

No, for the first time a similar design was created and tested by acrobats Bill Gaffney and Tom Weavero (California) in 1954. Their “speedways”, called the Pogo stilts (English “dance stilts”) resembled small stilts, allowing to make jumps to 2 m in height. Creation of speed skids, equipped with an internal combustion engine, was engaged in the early 70’s. the last century and scientists of the USSR. However, both these designs have not been widely known and applied. The most successful invention, which found application in sport and entertainment, was the jolly jockers of Boca. But even this device for quite a long time did not cause public interest. Only after the video was filmed some tricks performed on the jumpers, they began to gain popularity.

Most of all adherents of bokinga live in Australia.

Wrong opinion. Although the inventor of jumpers is indeed a resident of Australia, the greatest popularity of bokers was found in the UK, from where it subsequently spread all over the world.

Learning to walk on jumpers is very difficult and takes a lot of time.

This is not quite true. The design of this device is designed in such a way that the sensations during movement on it are akin to ordinary walking – only slightly shifted down the center of the leg. Therefore, the first steps alone can be done within 5-10 minutes after the start of training. But for the development of a more complex type of movement (running, jumping, various tricks), it really will take a lot of time and effort (as in any other sport).

During the engagement by booting, bruises are unavoidable.

First falling is really quite a phenomenon.In order to reduce the likelihood of injury to a minimum, it is mandatory to acquire protective equipment, similar to the equipment of the roller (protective helmet, lining on the knees, elbows and wrists). In this case, bruises during the employment of this sport will not appear very often.

It is very difficult to stop while moving on jolly jumps.

Absolutely mistaken opinion. Braking, which makes considerable difficulties for skaters or skiers, is extremely simple in the boating – you can stop anywhere, anytime, just like you would have done during a normal walk or run.


Boking – the occupation is rather tedious.

In this sport, the intensity of the loads depends only on the athlete striving for one or another result. If a person just wants to have fun – he can limit himself to the original kind of walking or jogging, which is very interesting and not too tiring. If the athlete wants to demonstrate his skills in the process of performing various tricks or prepare for any other competitions (in some sports jumper used as a simulator) – he can vary loads in a fairly wide range, without replacing the device with a more perfect and expensive model.

Boating can be done only in dry weather – the wet asphalt jumps will slip.

On the wet asphalt jumps will not slide, but ice or wet grass can really become a serious obstacle. Also, you need to be cautious while moving on a cobblestone road. Do not use these devices to move on a slope, meadow with a high grass or any soft surface (sports mats, tatami, etc.), since the devices are designed to repel from a rigid support.

The weight of the athlete must exactly match the recommended load indicated on the jumpers.

At the lower end of the spring of each device, the recommended load is indeed indicated. However, to achieve the exact correspondence of the weight of the athlete and the numbers indicated on the inventory, it is necessary only at the initial stages of training (you can even take jumps, designed for a slightly smaller weight). When it comes time to master higher jumps, you can use jumper designed for more weight (however, professionals say that in the process of training a person loses a rather large percentage of body weight, which saves him from the need to purchase equipment with other characteristics).

Classes on a jolly jumper can damage health, in particular, worsen the condition of the knee joints of the athlete.

According to experts, classes using this device can be used in physiotherapy, because, firstly, they have a strengthening effect on the muscles of the whole body (abdomen, back, thighs, etc.), thereby developing the locomotor apparatus, which contributes to better posture; second, improve coordination; thirdly, due to the peculiarities of jumper design, reduce the load on the knee joints. And, finally, the training of bokingom help obese people get rid of excess weight (for a month you can lose 10-12 kg), which also positively affects the condition of the whole organism as a whole. However, people who have suffered serious injuries (fractures, tears or a strong sprain), as well as having a slow reaction should refrain from practicing this sport.

Springs jolly jumpers can break.

Spring made of fiberglass is not prone to breakage. In the place where this (very durable) material is damaged – it just begins to become softer, and slowly sag (at the same time, characteristic crackling is heard). In this case, the spring needs to be replaced, and you can do it yourself, because this process does not require the use of special tools or stay in the workshop.

People with too much weight can not engage in boating.

The range of jumps is quite wide – from 25 to 120 kg. But even if the weight of a person who wants to do this kind of sport exceeds the maximum mark, this person can choose jumps, designed for a slightly smaller body weight of the athlete. However, in this case, he will not be able to perform very high jumps and various tricks.


Rubber soles of jumps very quickly wear out.

Some beginning athletes complain that they often stumble, and the soles of jumps often have to be changed. This state of things indicates that a person incorrectly uses the devices, lowering his leg at an extremely acute angle. During walking, you should try to put your foot on the entire sole, remembering to bend your knees. Then the rubber soles of the design will last much longer, and the stumbling blocker will stop when walking.

It is rather difficult to put on or remove jumps without assistance.

Wrong opinion. It is enough to sit on a bench or simply lean on something (the wall of the house, the fence, the tree, etc.), put the device on one foot, transfer weight to it, put the jump on the other leg – and you are ready for classes. But going up in case of a fall without help is really difficult. Therefore at first you should resort to the services of friends who are ready to help. After several training sessions, the boker will learn how to get up on his own.

There are many kinds of jumps in the boating, many of which are rather complicated.

This is indeed so. The lungs are considered to be low jumps (with one or two legs) with a small amplitude, as well as a “core” – during the jump, the knees are pushed upwards, the “star” – legs and arms during the jump are bred in the sides, “the children’s races” – one leg the other is back. More complex are jumping with a deflection (back or sideways), called “sail” (option – “sail with a grip”, when during the jump the athlete is held for some time by the hands for the springs) and “method” (in this case, ). The same group includes jumping with the dilution of legs in the longitudinal plane (very similar to twine) – “longitudinal raznozhka” or “giant jump” (if grips are used during its execution – the name changes to “rear capture” or “double grip”). In addition, there are such types of jumps: “transverse raznozhka”, “matrix” (hands are divorced in the sides, legs are bent at the knees), “mantis” (arms are divorced in the sides, legs are crossed in a special way), “crosswise” – resembles a longitudinal alignment The difference is that the legs bend parallel to the ground, etc. The most difficult are jumping with rotation around the vertical axis (with straight legs, one leg (or two legs), bent at the knee and pulled up to the chest or thrown back), sometimes accompanied by grips, or overturns (backwards flaps, screws ).

Jolly jams were given many different names.

Yes, it is. The most famous names are jumps or jolly jumpers. In addition, this device was called: “energy” (energizers), “giving energy” (poweriser), “professional jumper” (pro jumps), “sky-runners” (sky-runners). Sometimes the names included the word “shoes”: “jumping shoes”, “rocket shoes”, “show-off shoes”, “moon shoes” ( moon shoes, “shoes-grasshoppers” (pogo shoes). There was also the word “stilts”: “spring stilts” or “bouncy stilts”, “stilt shoes”, “jumping stilts”, “velocity stilts” ), “stilt kangaroo (grasshopper)” (kangaroo (pogo) stilts). Often used the word “feet” (Eng.legs) in combination with the names of various jumping animals or insects: crazy legs, kangaroo (grasshopper, dino) legs, rabbit feet. Many names reflect the ability of this design to increase the height of the jump and give a sense of flight and speed: “high-speed (street, moon, flying) jumpers”, “fly runners”, “flying locust “, etc.

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