When you think of environmentally friendly transportation you probably think of an electrical car or a bike, but what’s wrong with walking, our ancestors walked al the way from Africa to were you live now. Humans are pretty good at walking I read somewhere that a human can walk up to 600 Km on the amount of energy one 1L of gasoline can provide witch makes human performance in general quite efficient … but not very fast. So when I came across this gadget I just had to write about it. Essentially they look like an inspector gadget invention. Their called Jumping stilts, Power stilts, 7 League Boots, flying Stilts, Velocity stilts, Bionic boots, Powerskips or Powerizers there seem to be several brand out there in a price rage of $300 and up. The people who came up with this contraption probably did not have a form of passive transport in mind but were more in to extreme sports. However what people fail to see it that these human performance improvement gadgets have the potential of being the ultimate fuel efficient vehicles.
These Jumping Stilts are made out of high performance materials also used in aero space engineering the spring blades in these stilts have a remarkable spring to weight ratio witch allows for the wearer to make kangaroo like jumps and run really fast without to much effort.
Jumping stilts require some training and although I have not seen any “jumping stilts accident statistics” I can imagine you can fall pretty hard. They are a great gadget for the people who are in to the more extreme sports, and all the other ones should maybe stick to inline skates