15 November 2008

Bocking in Canberra

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No – not the beer – the Jumping Stilts.

They are stilts with a spring on them and they are an upcoming craze, so my twelve year old nephew tells me. He is here on a visit from the Blue Mountains and says that there are a few bockers in Canberra. But where to find them to organise a bocking meet?

Anyone got any clues where Canberra kids bock?

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Not sure of anyone meeting in Canberra yet but I know there is someone who can help in the blue mountains though, closer to you guys. There is some info at these sites
http://www.weirderthebetter.com.au and or http://convictoffspringbock.the-talk.net/links-f4/links-t6.htm#12 And there is also a UK site that has a better folloeing. You can actually check for Canberra on the Members Map http://www.poweriserpages.com
Hope this helps.

TroyWilliams12:37 pm 16 Nov 08

So long as nobody is sued, I don’t see the harm. As a kid I came close to death by more bizarre means.

grunge_hippy10:40 am 16 Nov 08

looks like that dude with two prothetic legs who won several medals at the paralympics

I ask my nephew and he says ‘having fun, getting healthy and not asking what the hell is the point of these things’.

A website says “For some, Powerbocking is an extreme sport, while for others it’s a form of exercise and even a means of artistic expression.”

He looks very 6 million dollar man like. Then again, his take on John Howard on his morning walk (but on jumping stilts) is pretty funny. Almost as good as his John Howard Yu-gi-oh card.

canberra towie8:09 pm 15 Nov 08

What the hell is the point of these things ??

Yes Troy – those things. The ones in that video are the adult ones. The kids ones are about 20 cm off the ground – can bounce around pretty good. My nephew always wears a helmet and gloves and sometimes elbow and knee pads.

Wide Boy Jake4:04 pm 15 Nov 08

Don’t you mean bonking? Or are you talking about Stuart Bocking (2UE/2CC announcer)?

GottaLoveCanberra3:38 pm 15 Nov 08

Just tell us you’re not going to go suing anyone if your twelve year old accidentally hurts himself on these things.

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