Thursday, June 14, 2007

Jumping Stilts

Finally,I had my camera with me when I saw this Poweriser. But I wonder how is feel like being on it? Would I have my balance still? I've never try before :o) from my past life till now :o) This guy was tried to climb up the stairs behind him instead of straight up jumping on and he was very cooperate with me and my tiny Digi Camera. This was behind 'Der Dom' (The Cathedral). Here some information from Wiki about jumping Stilts or more famous and familiar as Poweriser.

16 comments:

Irina said...

Interesting thing! Never heard of it. Does it really help to improve your moving power?

And thank you for visiting my blog.

Karola&Pamp said...

Very intersting and orginal way for city travelilng. ;)))

Ming_the_Merciless said...

I bet it takes some getting used to. But the shock absorption is probably really good for the feet and back.

What an interesting machine! I have never seen this before.

marie6 said...

I've never seen anything like this! many thanks for your compliments on Dina's blog yesterday.

lv2scpbk said...

Interesting. I'm not sure I could use those things but it was interesting reading about them. I'm also wondering why you'd have to jump higher.

Penless Thoughts said...

How neat. I've heard of these but never seen a picture of someone being on them in real life.
Susan

Chuckeroon said...

Stunning....I've heard of them but never believed they really existed.

Great "first sighting". Thanks.

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

I think it was last year that I saw a couple of guys on jumping stilts by the wharf, here in Boston. In your very nice photo, the people don't seem to be paying any attention to this guy. You should've seen the reaction those two guys caused here. Some people even applauded! :D

Nabeel said...

whattt .. dannggg .. there are new things coming every day .. i mean whatever happened to just walking man? I won't use them .. imagine using them in a crowd ..

Beetle said...

Thank you all for the nice commented!

irina I don't think this can improve your moving power and ming_the_merciless,a machine? I thought something called machine when it has engine? and I wonder also if we can just straight away able to use for the first time on it and Fenix,you've a good eyes and YES,people don't really paying attention and since became a blogger i try to see as not Cologner that's why sometimes I dont have an idea what should i post as a daily photo? as everything around me looks ordinary.

alice said...

I've never seen such a thing! And he seems totally relaxed...

Dina said...

that is so strange... never seen anything like that before, thanks for stopping by my blog.

Kate said...

I, too, have been introduced to these for the first time here on your blog. I'm pondering how I might do on them. Hmmmm?!

denton said...

I have never seen a Poweriser until your photo. The idea is tantalizing. As old, out of shape, and awkward as I am, the idea of trying them out is very appealing.

Ann said...

I saw this in an advertisement, but have never seen it in person. Wow. Thanks for sharing this with us. The people seem to be quite used to it, they aren't even paying him any attention :)

marc said...

That's a great idea! Must be fun to walk with these! :-)