JUMPING STILTS ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE EXERCISE, LOSE WEIGHT AND HAVE FUN.

Wearing Air-Trekker jumping stilts, you can flip, jump, or perform any type of parkour movements.  These light-weight, spring loaded leg attachments allow you run faster and jump higher with bionic-like power and freedom.  Unlike a trampoline where you’re forced to remain stationary, or a pogo stick where you hold onto a single spring, with the Air-Trekker jumpers anyone can have a blast anywhere, anytime, hands free.    The use of jumping boots use is rapidly evolving due to new scientific studies that show the activity of jumping is the most efficient form of exercise, and lots of fun!   Nasa states in writing that 10 minutes of jump exercise (bouncing) is equal to a half hour of running.  It’s effective and efficient!  

Jumping stilts are no longer just for the adrenaline junkies who perform acrobatic stunts.  Adults of all ages, and more important, kids are flocking to jumping stilt use.  Why?  Wearing and using jumping stilts provides excellent physical and mental fitness.    Greatly increase your oxygen consumption rates which is good for heart and lungs.  Develop incredible leg and core strength.   With little time, equipment or gym training, the benefits of jump exercise are endless.  And because this type of exercise is short, intense, and thrilling, the psychological benefits of achievement and accomplishment explodes.    

Some people don’t, or can’t, jump regularly because of the shock to the joints and bones.  For healthy people, jumping stilts take away that shock and allow high intensity cardio interval workouts without heavy shock to the joints and bones.    Lose weight while have fun.   Significantly develop your athletic talents:  coordination, agility and balance.   Teaching and allowing kids to adjust to various biomechanical stimuli will greatly advance their motor skills, which will benefit them in any future sport!    Adults Also! 

Enjoying the outdoors is wonderful.  Exercising outdoors is even better.  Developing your fitness levels with 21st century, German engineered, spring boots is one of a kind.   Visit the global store for jumping stilts:  www.air-trekkers.com.   They have jumpers for sale for any age and skill level.   So if you need a new mode of transportation, a way to make yourself 20” taller,  an exercise tool, or a means to take your jump tricks to a new level, jumping stilts are a new technology that will greatly assist you, and make you smile. 

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SPRING BOOTS: YOUTH JUMPERS FOR SALE

Jumping Stilts For Kids:  The perfect outdoor gift           

Do your kids have too many gadgets and games?   So why continue to feed screen time? 

Before electronic games, most kids loved playing outdoors, boys and girls alike.   Remember when you used to come home muddy, tired and hungry?  Now, tech companies draw kids’ attention with new gadgets to keep them fixated on their devices.   This Spring you have a great opportunity to self-motivate your kids to play outdoors.   That’s right, self-motivate.  Imagine your 8-12 year old begging to go outdoors!    

Introducing Air-Trekker Jumping Stilts  - Youth Model.   Built specifically for your 8-12 year olds.  Jumping Stilts take one of America’s cherished outdoor activities,  jumping up, down, on and off of anything, and makes it especially FUN!   The secret value for parents is that the mental, psychological, and physiological benefits of jumping stilt use are immeasurable.    

It’s clear that the HOT outdoor activity is performing various acrobatic type moves, almost anywhere, using anything imaginable, from bikes, to skateboards, to skis.    Today, flight is Fun!   Being airborne is the place to be for kids!     

Air-Trekkers has jumpers for sale designed specifically for kids.  This German engineered jumping equipment is built for fun, but with kids safety in mind.    Once your child straps on the light spring powered stilts to each leg, it’s like being on a mobile trampoline; like hands-free pogo sticks under each foot.  When kids wear jumping stilts, they stand 10” taller, jump higher, run faster, and may perform almost any jump trick imaginable……endless FUN in all forms!    Instant rock star.    

FUN yes, but WHY are spring boots for kids such a perfect outdoor gift for your child?   The answer is in the science behind the activity.  JUMPING.   Yes science has proven that the act of JUMPING has now become the #1 most effective and efficient health and fitness exercise!   NASA confirms it in writing.       

The health benefits of jump exercise for kids are staggering.   Mentally, developing positive emotions of self-confidence and accomplishment, is immeasurable.  Developing fundamental motor skills of balance, coordination and agility at an early age, yields huge rewards later in other sports.   Finally, the pull and push of gravity while jumping necessitates the need to make neural muscular adjustments to imbalances.   The result?   One develops spacial awareness and coordination, bone and muscle strength and mental alertness in just one exercise.   JUMPING!   Air-Trekker jumping stilts makes jumping fun and removes almost all of the high impact stress of jumping on the ground.   Affordably priced, you can find kids jumpers for sale units at:   Air-Trekkers Youth Model

 

 

 

 

Correspondance From A Customer

As we get used to our Air-Trekkers, several things are happening at once.

Our sensory and motor nervous system are processing a host of new signals.

The muscles in our legs are changing priorities, particularly the muscles in the front of the legs that at first fight, and then finally cooperate with our extended legs.

An unseen but critical development arc is taking place in our hip sockets, knee joints and heels, in the tibia and fibula that are changing in cross-section and strength to accommodate new and sometimes larger forces.

Our hips themselves rock more and the intercostals disks of the sacrum are adjusting to the new loads.

Each of these processes takes its own time to complete and for that frequent, short duration practice trumps marathon drills as we get the chance to recover and develop stamina.

I am now free trekking on the local track, monitoring my progress with the iPhone app Strava.

Strava even shows the elevation change while I strike along.

All the best,

L. Van Warren

Jumping Stilts – Bionic Footwear That Rocks!

jumping stilts infographic

If you’re interested in learning more about jumping stilts and the history behind how they came to be this graphic does a pretty good job explaining the story of powerbocking!  Want to get your own set of stilts?  Take a look at these options and order today!

Getting Up On Jumping Stilts After A Fall

I fell and I can’t get up!

When your Air-Trekker jumping stilts arrive on your front doorstep……for most, the anticipation and excitement to strap them on and run around is almost unstoppable……but

I highly recommend you take your time, read through many of our blogs posts, review our videos, and read the guide manual. First, you must make the necessary adjustments to your units so they fit YOU! (Explained in prior blog posts.) Second, once you have them strapped on, and before you let go of anyone or anything…..you should practice falling and getting back up. At first it’s a bit of a challenge…..but like any sport…..after a few attempts you will quickly get the hang of it.

What is the easiest way to get back up after you have fallen?

After you have fallen with your Air-Trekker jumping stilts strapped on, get back on your knees. Lift one knee into your chest while keeping the other knee on the ground. When lifting the knee into the chest, try to get the foot of that jumping stilt as close to your body as you can. With one quick movement, just drive the lifted leg (the leg that has the knee into the chest) down hard into the ground….. You’ll pop right up. Well maybe not the first time…..but you’ll soon get the hang of it. For visual details please check out the many jumping stilt videos on youtube. Search: getting up!

Before Your First Use of Jumping Stilts

Before your first use…..

Your Air-Trekker jumping stilts have just arrived. Many ask – can I strap them on and start jumping? The answer is no.

There are a few adjustments to the units that you SHOULD make, to customize them to your body, before you use them the first time.

If you purchased the Adult Model, with the knee bar let attachment, you should slide the padded sleeve over and around the foam padded knee bar. The padded sleeve should be positioned on the inside of the knee bar.

Once the sleeve is on the knee bar, without putting the units on, slide the two aluminum tubes of the knee bar through the holes near the top of the frame. Slide the bar in until there is 1-2” of tube showing below the fastening mechanism on the frame. Tighten the quick release nut by turning the nut to the right until it’s fairly tight – but not too tight. Then take the “lever” on the other side and turn it a ½ or a full turn and push it down.

DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN. You will be making further adjustments so do not tighten – yet!!

Now slide your leg through the knee bar until your foot rests on the foot pad (bindings should be open.) Loosen the lever of the quick release bolt and slide the knee bar up or down so the foam padded knee bar rests about 1” below the knee cap. Once you have the knee bar set at the right height – tighten the nut and lever. You should never have to change this setting…..so take you time and set the bar correctly from the start.

If you purchased the Extreme Model, with the calf cuff leg attachment, the adjustment process is a bit more complicated, so get it right from the start and you’ll love how they fit and perform. Without loosening the calf cuffs, slide the aluminum tubes of the calf cuff into the holes near the top of the frame. With the buckle of the calf cuffs in front, slide the bars in through the holes until there is about 1” of tube showing below the fastening mechanism on the frame. Tighten the quick release nut by turning the nut to the right until it’s fairly tight – only tight enough so the tubes won’t slide up and down. Lower the lever to ensure the tubes won’t slide.

Open the calf cuffs and put your leg on to the frame until your foot rests on the foot pad. Loosen the lever and nut so the tubes are now maneuverable.

#1 – the tubes of the calf cuff should be narrowed or widened so the tops of the tubes rest against both sides your leg.

#2 – raise or lower the calf cuffs so they are as high as possible and you can still bend you leg 90 degrees.

#3 – the buckle should always go in front.

Once you have the calf cuff set at the height, and the tubes are resting against both sides of your leg, tighten the nut and lower the lever of the quick release bolt. Be patient and take your time. Get it right! You should never have to adjust this part again.

Binding adjustments:

Remember to adjust your bindings BEFORE you use your Air-Trekker jumping stilts for the first time. Each of the four binding straps has several holes for adjusting the length of the strap. The default setting is typically NOT the correct setting for most users! What is the correct setting for the bindings? Choose the hole so when you tighten the bindings, the pad rests squarely on top of the foot!!!!

If you tighten the bindings and the pad rests to the right or left of the top of the foot – make more adjustments. You want the pad ON TOP of the foot. This ensures no foot slippage.

Finally check ALL the nuts to make sure they are tight!

What is the difference between the Air-Trekker jumping stilt Adult Model & Extreme Model?

The ONLY difference in the two jumping stilt models is the part that attaches to the lower leg. Both models have the same frame, same spring, same bindings, and same feet.

The Adult Model leg attachment is a foam padded, tubular aluminum knee bar. This part also comes with a padded sleeve that slips over the knee bar for extra comfort and stability. The Extreme Model leg attachment is our new Calf Cuff part. (The Extreme Model does not come with both leg attachment parts!) This part is a series of 3” wide, padded, velcro-lined straps that fold over each other for a very customized fit.

Why buy one – or the other? The Adult Model knee bar offers incredible stability, and comfort, and is slightly heavier than the calf cuff. The calf cuff on the Extreme Model is very light, and very customizable. Any size user can get a confident, tight fit around the leg every time they put on the EXTREME.

THE AIR-TREKKER CZ – Best Jumping Stilt On The Planet?

Why are the CZs so much better than any other jumping stilt?

For years, 99% of all jumping stilts were made by (2) authorized global manufacturers.  Most parts on ALL jumping stilts were virtually the same.  (Look – they are!)

Until now!!!    The Air-Trekker CZs now trump all existing jumping stilts models in quality and performance.  Nothing is even close.  They perform even better than the $2500.00 models.

1. The CZ is bigger, but lighter. Each unit weighs 2 pounds less than the M115. Also, the user stands 2” taller than the M115. Finally, with no moving parts – the CZ is very quiet.  They literally make no noise!

2. The key advantage/difference the CZ has over the M115 model is the new leaf spring design, which has been greatly upgraded.  The TN-863 nanometer spring is characterized by small volume, light in weight, and good elasticity.  These springs are very durable and extremely responsive.

3. The CZ frame is completely redesigned: New materials and shape:  High strength aluminum lithium.  (Same material used to create the space shuttle gas tank.) While the M115 is simply extruded/bent aluminum.

4. The CZ does not have an aluminum sleeve on the lower leg for weight reduction.

5. The CZ’s support brace under the footplate was redesigned as 145 degree, tubular arc, which reduces the concussion of external force on the spring. It’s also much lighter.

6.  The old knee bar attachment mechanism (4 bolts) has been replaced by a hi-tech, bicycle-seat type, quick splitter for fast easy adjustments.  No tools are needed!!!!

7. All CZ models have our high end snow board bindings.  No more standard, plastic bindings.  Previously, these bindings were only available on the EXTREMES, until now.  Now they are on ALL Air-Trekkers CZs.

8. To reduce weight further the CZ removed the plastic foot plate which you can see in the picture above.

9.  Tough, abrasion resistant footpads were redesigned on the CZ for easy and affordable replacement.  High quality PU mixing rubber is used so the serviceable life of the footpad is lengthened considerably.

10. Although all Air-Trekker EXTREMES still come with the very popular “calf cuff part, ALL our adult models now come with a dramatically upgraded knee bar. This CZ adult model now comes with a leg stabilizer wrap that is attached to the inside of the knee bar.  This protector allows a tighter, and much more comfortable fit.

11. The Air-Trekker brand of jumping stilts only offer the CZ-AL (aluminum) model. The CZ-FE (iron) model is a similar design but it’s very heavy. (Other licensees carry this product.) Air-Trekkers has decided that America does not want heavier units, and are not importing this FE (iron) model.

I’m Convinced! I’m Ready To Order The Best Jumping
Stilts On The Market Today!

Protect your Air-Trekker Springs

The most important “part” on an Air-Trekker Jumping Stilt is the carbon fiber leaf spring.   Although it is made with millions of tiny fibers epoxed together, it is not indestructible.  We strongly recommend you be very careful NOT to damage the spring.  So protect them!!

How?

1. The most popular method jumpers use is to wrap electrical tape around the springs.

2. Or go to PROJUMPFORUM.COM.   This is our sister brand located in the UK.  “Naz” runs a great business and claims that the UK is 3-4 years ahead of the USA in jumping stilt market penetration.  This forum is full of great ideas.  You will find many methods of protecting your springs there.

3. Mr. Benedict, from the USA sent us the following link showing his innovative way to protect his springs.

The more you fall on hard surfaces, the more you knick the spring…….the shorter the life expectancy of the spring. Protect them!!

An Innovative Way To Add Padding to Air-Trekker Knee Bars.

The adult model Air-Trekker jumping stilt features a padded knee bar that you slip you foot and leg through.  The knee bar rests just below you knee cap.  Although nothing needs to be added to begin jumping, many have found that adding some padding to the knee bar, creates a much tighter fit around the upper calf.  A tighter fit gives the jumper more stability and confidence.

How you do add padding?

1.  Go to YouTube and search:  Air-Trekker padding.

2. Or check out the video below sent to us by Zach Benedict.  The video below is his idea.  Way to go Zach.