a. The Improvement of New Generation Skyrunner
1. the plastic footplate is changed for aluminum alloy footplate
The fixed plastic footplate of the first generational model has been changed for an adjustable aluminium alloy footplate. If you want the footplate to move just take off the Axletree . If you do not want footplate to move just fix Axletree on the Skyrunner . This advanced design not only reduces 400gram weight of the model but lets the user feel more free to jump and run , If footplate is moveable, it is good for walking and running. If the footplate is fixed it will be suited to jump. You will experience this amazing feeling after you try skyrunner for yourself!
2. change the plastic strip for nylon strip
New nylon strip has the design of a picture with running people on it which adds an element of fashion and style to the product.. It is more firm and the button is more durable, not easy to lose. User will feel more comfortable with the nylon strip. It is a lot more practable.
3. the root rubber can be taken off when it is attrite , It is more easy to change the root rubber
It is very convenient to change the rubber in the bottom. User can easily change the rubber at a very small cost. And the second rubber will be more durable.
4. add axletree & bearing
The base on the first generation adult model adds axletree between the top of the jumper and the spring so that it is more smooth and natural for this activity. It reduces the resistance, making the product able to jump higher and farther and also more durable
5. When you want Footplate with Moveable , Just fix the Axle in the Hole of the Skyrunner
b. Skyrunner Training School
Introduction - Vital Important ...Protect yourself!
Before you begin, we recommend that you gear yourself out with a helmet and wrist, elbow and knee pads. Never use the Pro-Jumps without this safety gears.
Buy Pro-Jumps Safety Gear.
Please Never try to use Pro-Jump Stilts on wet grass or slippery surfaces. Try not to step on leaves or pieces of paper, as you don’t know what’s under them. Watch out for puddles.
Lesson 1 - Standing up and walking with aid
It is almost 99.9% will find it hard to stand on their own when they use it for the first time.. However good learner you will need help to balance when you first start. Don’t try to stand on your own directly as you will probably fall. We recommend starting off by sitting on a bench or low wall with a friend to help pull you up.
Ensure someone is supporting you properly when you attempt to stand. At first you will feel very stiff and awkward, but you’ll soon get used to it. Keep holding your friend while you walk round a bit until you begin to relax and get used to the sensation. Take care to rest your legs from time to time.
Lesson 2 - Start walking alone
It won’t be long until you are confident enough to walk by yourself but ask your friend to stick close by just in case. Walk with your feet pointing as straight forward as possible, otherwise the springs will get caught up in each other. Lifting your knees up to high might also make you fall, so be careful.
Stand up by holding onto somebody and start to walk. As you grow in confidence, hold lightly onto your friends shoulder instead of him holding you and when you think your balance is good enough, try leaving go entirely. You must try and relax because if you trip when your body is stiff it will be much more difficult to regain balance. Make sure to keep your friend next to you in case of mishaps.
Lesson 3 – Running
If you can walk you can swiftly learn to run but be careful to keep your balance the faster you go as your legs might catch each other. A bit of practice will quickly make perfect.
Walking faster and faster will ease you gently into running without too much trouble. The trick to increase the length of each leap is to relax your legs and let the springs do the work. You might feel strange at first and your legs will feel a bit weird but this will quickly disappear. Lift your legs up high to avoid tripping on the pavement or uneven surfaces.
Lesson 4 – Jumping
You will soon be racing along, overtaking bikes, boards and plenty of other stuff. Jumping is the next challenge to overcome, and there are two styles of jump.
Jumping with one foot is just glorified running. The main difference is in aiming your power upwards instead of forwards. Try to stand in one place and alter jumping with your right and left leg. The trick is to step off as hard as you can when you are at the lowest point in the momentum, bounce back and then change leg so you’re touching ground with the next one.
Balancing yourself is a lot more difficult with two-footed jumps due to the increased spring resistance. This is the king of all jumps however and the one that can shoot you six feet into the air. Start by standing still for a second and then press downwards as you bend your legs slightly. Do this once, and stop to regain your balance. When you feel that you can do it without losing balance, try to do it several times in a row. Now you only need to practice this a few times. Try to press harder, so you jump higher.
Lesson 5 - Rising after a fall
Learning how to get-up after falling will hopefully never be necessary, but the easiest way to rise is obviously to grab hold of some type of support to pull yourself up. When starting out it is best to have a friend near you at all times.
The easiest way to stand up is to have some kind of support to grab hold of and drag yourself up. A bench or a fence can do. Since you’re a beginner it’s a good thing to have somebody to help you regain your balance.
To stand without support, spread your legs so that you have one in front of you and one behind you, pretty much like when you do the splits.
Bend your front leg as much as you can and stand up on it while still kneeling on your back leg. When you feel that you can’t bend your front leg more, then make a small jump and stand up on your back leg. This is the really tricky part and you can easily lose your balance and fall back. Try to gain as much balance in the "semi-split" position, so that you can make a second pull/jump and stand up completely.
Cool tricks - For the experts!!
Giant leaps is the natural graduation from being a quality jumper. To begin with, make a few small jumps with both legs and every time you jump kick your legs out straight and press more power downwards for higher and higher bouncing. As usual, make sure to do all the warm-ups and stretches beforehand to avoid straining.
This is a cool trick if you manage to maintain good balance. Jump up and down with both legs at the same time and try to bend both of them together. It looks better if your legs don’t lose contact with each other. As you get better at it, try to make the bend deeper and deeper. When you can do this without falling, rotate your upper body to either right or left and grab your heels with one hand.
If you reckon you can pull off a back flip then you are already very confident and we can’t give you too much advice. If you fail a back flip with Pro-Jumps then you have another half meter to fall!! The only difference to a regular back flip is the unsteady landing and your timing will have to be spot-on. This is not a trick we recommend since it’s so dangerous and the risk of injuries is high. But, if you are real Pro-Jump expert, this is the ultimate trick!!