7 League Boots GT Cobra Initial Impressions

Well I’ve had enough time after my unboxing video to get a general idea of how these stilts perform straight out of the box. Check out the video below to find out all about it.

Now that you’ve watched that video let’s actually look at them in use. Here is Chris of XD Bockers first try on them.

He takes a bit to become accustomed to the stilts, but warms up to them later in the day as seen in our easter meet video.

In short I found the build quality of the stilts to be great. The lower joint assembly was really silent in use, the springs were smooth although a bit to soft for me. The hooves were fantastic and provided excellent grip. The Cuffs were very comfortable and held up secure.

I’ll be doing another follow up for my final verdict in a couple weeks. So if you haven’t already please subscribe and watch for it.

Bock the South 2012 – May 4th – 6th

We’ve decided on a date! We’re returning for the 2nd ever Bock the South during the first weekend of May! Hurry head over to our Facebook Event page to officially RSVP and find out the most up to date details.

We also have an official event T-Shirt up on our Cafe Press. Go get one!

In case you don’t use Facebook here is the event info below:

Bock The South 2012
The South’s Second Annual National Jumping Stilt Event!
May 4th – 6th
Hosted by: the XD Bockers!

Jumping Stilt enthusiast (Powerbockers!) from all over the United States are traveling to Savannah, Georgia for the second National Jumping Stilts event for the Southern United States!

Come out to watch the experienced Powerbockers run nearly 20 miles per hour, Jump heights up to 6 feet, and perform daring aerial technical tricks. All around Downtown Savannah, and Forsyth Park
Want to try out Jumping Stilts for yourself?
Request a walking lesson, and get all the event info at
www.XDBockers.com

Plan of Events(Subject to change closer to event date):
Add 912-220-5545 to your cells for the most reliable coordination!

Friday – Early arrivals

Bocking is possible before the Meet and Greet dinner for early arrivals at Forsyth Park.

8:00pm: Meet and greet – For everyone arriving early Friday. Let’s rest our travelers bones, say hello to new and old friends over dinner. Meet up at Chiles, Dennys, or anywhere else that’s open late. As in last year we’ll select a for sure location based on how late it is, and when everyone’s arrived.

Saturday

10AM:Stilt up at the Fountain at Forsyth Park.

Bock around the park. Try jumping the stage, and observe any remaining sidewalk art from the last weekends SCAD sidewalk art festival.

12pm: Off stilt break to river street. Lunch/ect. We’ll walk to historic river street for a break in the heat of the afternoon. Lunch is possible at and around Ellis Square.

3pm: Bock River Street – Enjoy the many terrain obstacles at Downtown river street all while observing the Savannah Tall Ship Challenge festival going on directly in the river beside us. If the crowds allow it the photo opportunities will be great!

6pm: Dinner at TBD location downtown.

Bock back at the park for the remainder of the evening. We can roam else where if we want, or Return to River Street it’ll be a group decision

Sunday

10am : Carpool to River Street if the previous days event went well. Or carpool to Hull Park

Bock the River Street, or the C-Block. High Jump, Long Jump competition at C-Block prizes available and TBA

1pm: Carpool to Tybee Island

1:30pm: Break/lunch in tybee.

Low Country Boil by the beach

Bock the South 2012 is coming!

In just a short while it’s already going to be the season for outdoor activities such as powerbocking! For those of you that remember, and you newbies too! It will soon be time for Bock the South 2012! Last years event was a major success. We had Jumping Stilt Enthusiasts from Boston, Florida, and Washington, DC all come attend a wonderful meet up with locals from Savannah, GA.

If you never got a chance to view Bock the Souths 2011 video check it out! Also there is this fun old flyer we posted around town.

For our 2012 meet up we are just now in the beginning phases of hammering plans down, and hard. We plan on positioning the meet so it’s the first big national meet of the year just like in 2011. This puts us with an ideal time frame of march-through the beginning of may. Right now we’re leaning towards an end of march/beginning of april weekend. Last year we held it the first weekend of May. But Savannah weather allows it much earlier in the spring.

Last year we held the meet starting on a Saturday and ending on a Sunday with a pre-party meet up on Friday evening. This is our goal this year as well.

We are also still planning on hosting it in Savannah, Georgia. We plan on using more or less the same locations as last year with more of an emphasis on River Street.

If you have any suggestions please take this time to let us know! Comment right on this blog, comment on our facebook repost, send us an email to DJ@xdbockers.com.

We will be announcing concrete plans and posting the official event on facebook in February. Let’s make Bock the South 2012 even better then last years!

Check out our Trick page!

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If you haven’t yet, don’t forget to check out our ever expanding page of powerbocking tricks. From the easiest tricks on up to the harder stuff, if one of our members can do it we’ll have a write up about it!

Just head over to XDBockers.com and navigate to the trick page. The links located on the left sidebar. Or view the page without our main sites frame directly Here.

If you are interested in adding content to the page contact us and we’ll list you with credit under any trick you submit!

Our old news

In case you missed these old gems. Here is a collection of every one of our old email newsletters. Read various stories about events as we planned them, and catch a spot light or two.



Archived Newsletters


Congratulations! You’ve stumbled upon OLD NEWS. Haha, but seriously this page is a collection of all our past Newsletters. Click through them to read all our old tips, guides, stories, and what have you that we announce in our Newsletter.

 

March 9th 2011: Bock the South

February 14th 2011: 2/11 Meet

February 6th 2011: South Magazine to interview us – Site Updates,

January 20th 2011: Donations

January 16th 2011: Trick spotlight: Eltovator

January 8th 2011: DCpowerstilts meet XD Bockers

November 8th: Bock Report: October/November

October 15th 2010: Bock Report: Desoto Strut 5
September 26th 2010: Upcoming Major Events

September 18th 2010: Bock Report: Dragon*con

August 30th 2010: Dragon*con and Past Invasion Events

August 20th 2010: Mods and Future Events

August 7th 2010: Bocking Spot Search and Spring 2011 event planning

August 1st 2010: Used Stilts, Breaking in Springs and building our member map.

July 27th 2010 Our First Official Newsletter!

 

Welcome to the new blog “Live, Laugh, Jump!”

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We’re going to be doing away with the email newsletter. Because hey who checks their emails anymore? Off to the junk folder with ya! Don’t forget to subscribe or remember to join our facebook group. We’ll be posting links to the blog there as well.

Also sometime in the near future we’re going to make a massive post with all the old archived newsletters. So hey if you missed those enjoy the glory of reposts.

Looking into the future we’re naming this blog “Live, Laugh, Jump!” just as way to show how we the XD Bockers like to conduct ourselves. This blog will be about what we’re doing practice wise, where we’re performing, how new comers can join us, and just the all around fun we have as club.

This time of the year is definitely a low point for us in the sport. With winter weather hindering powerbocking. We won’t have many new club videos or updates until the weather turns nice in spring.

But expect a review of 7 League Boots Jumping Stilts sometime in the coming weeks. We’ll get an unboxing video up as soon as we get a pair, and a few week review out once we’re able to use them.

In addition to our upcoming review we are working on our own websites update. After moving our main base to an entirely new state, we have a lot to update with member profiles and reflecting that we now mainly serve the surrounding Cedar Rapids area.

We also have big plans in building a great new branch of the club here in the Cedar Rapids area. Jake (original fonding member with yours truly) and I have already got another friend up and walking before the weather went freezing. Expect some amusing stuff from us to come.

Anyways don’t forget to subscribe if not, hit that like button when I post these in the facebook group!