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Captial Bocking USA 2010
"Can't wait for next year", "Amazing Energy", "Awesome"

In June of 2010, Capital Bocking USA continued to be one of the largest stilting meetups in the USA. Nearly a dozen experts on stilts from across the country will again descended upon Washington DC, leaping, bounding and performing acrobatics in competition. There were back-flips, twirls and impressive jumps over landmarks such as the Washington Monument. Dozens of people joined us at Meridian Hill to try the stilts on, and a report from the event was prominently featured in the Washington Post.

Participation!
Join us in the challenge! We have been featured in various news outlets including the Washington Post,

Suitable for beginners+ who bring their stilts and can walk/balance on their own.

Don't feel comfortable on stilts? We would love to have new participants as well as supportive spectators / photographers.

Commemorate the event and get ready for next year... Get the shirt!
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> Order a Commemorative Capital Bocking Shirt
> Specific sizing measurements

Don't have stilts? We would love to have new participants and supportive spectators / photographers. If you have been waiting to try a pair of stilts for yourself, note the last event, which will be an extra special opportunity.

Like most events, this activity was attended by beginners, intermediate stilters and advanced level.

With at least dozen competitors, this is sure to be a spectacle not to be missed!

2010 - Staying at a Very Nice Hotel:

  • Bethesda Hyatt Regency **** (≈$140)
    It is usually nice for out of town folks to be at the same hotel. This hotel is very nice and sits directly atop the Bethesda Metro Station. The location is ideal as a meetup point.

Fly the Farthest Distance and Win a Chauffeur 
The participant who flew the farthest distance was picked up from the airport by DC Power Stilts!

 

2010 Schedule
Friday (June 25) – Arrive & Check-in

7:30-11PM: Pizza Party with Artisan Pizzas! 

  • DC Power Stilts HQ (by invitation)
  • Capital Bocking kicks-off in Chevy Chase, MD at this invite-only party. Browse equipment, get your shirt, learn about the affiliate program, talk to acrobats and meet dedicated power stilt-walkers.
  • BYOB
  • Check in early and recieve points to get a head-start
  • RSVP Required for party invite

Saturday (June 26)

10AM-11:00AM: Check-in and Challenge Practice

  • Meetup in Freedom Plaza
  • Check in / Review Participant Padding
  • Practice for the Monument Terrain Challenge.
  • Challenges outlined on the 2009 Page

11:00AM-12:30PM: Capital Terrain Stilts Challenge

  • Meetup in Freedom Plaza
  • If you haven't seen dozens of people on stilts leaping, bounding, racing, and doing acrobatics while competing for points, then you will not want to miss this spectacle. Most challenges are intermediate level and it's sure to be a great environment for learning a few new tricks.
  • Challenges outlined on the 2009 Page
  • At the end, we'll walk to lunch at F & 8th

1:00PM: Downtown Lunch

  • Meetup at F & 8th St, NW (Entrance to the National Portrait Gallery)
  • Lots of Fast/Casual and lunch options in the vicinity
  • Split up for different resturaunt options or get your order to-go and meetup at the benches/steps at the door

2:30-3:00PM: Washington Monument Jumps & Practice

  • Meetup at the Washington Monument
  • Demonstrating/teaching jump styles.
  • Get pictures of jumping "over" the Washington Monument
  • Earn points for participation and each type of jump performed
  • Inverted arials worth double points

3:00-4:00PM: Washington Monument Capture the Flag

4:00PM-4:20PM: Debriefing and Washington DC Trivia

  • Meetup at the Washington Monument

Dinner in DC Area (On your own or with the group)

Sunday (June 27)

10-11AM: Breakfast on Stilts with a Secret Point Swap

  • Meetup at Park Triangle / Columbia Heights Metro
    Park Rd & 14th St NW
    Breakfast at Sticky Fingers Bakery
  • Secret Point Swap: Competitors will sell their cause when the outcomes of scheming, skills and alliances will determine the winner. Who has the cunning to claim the top prize?
    [each competitor must give 5 or more points to another competitor.  (competitors will have 1 min to explain why they deserve points)]

11AM-1PM: Urban Stilt Walking Tour

  • Meetup at Park Triangle / Columbia Heights Metro
    Park Rd & 14th St NW
  • Scenic Walk through DC's urban core... All real neighborhoods and no tourists. Challenge will come from navigating real sidewalks and walking through the suprised onlookers. Pace will be walking. Suitable for beginners+
  • Tricks Points awarded for crowd pleasing tricks
  • Possible treats: Cupcakes / Ice Cream / Fudge
  • Ends at Meridian Hill Park

1PM: Awards/Closing Ceremony

  • Meetup at Meridian Hill / Malcolm X Park
  • Submit your points for the final tally. Person with the most points will have 1st choice of prizes.

2-5:00PM: Public Tryout Lessons / Lunch

  • Meetup at Meridian Hill / Malcolm X Park
  • If you have been waiting to try a pair of stilts for yourself, DC Power Stilts will be offering the public a free opportunity to try it out. We'll supply instruction, helmets, and safety gear too!
  • Competitors can practice jumps and demonstrate tricks, learn something new!
  • Have lunch and hang out with the usual circus.
  • Click here for general information on the free try-out lessons


Weather
Well Washington DC experienced a heat wave and participants sweated it out under the hot sun. But people were motivated by the fabulous prizes courtesy of Poweriser USA and PowerStrider USA.

Pads are required at all activities with DC Power Stilts.

Capital Bocking Info
> This year's event info
> 2010 facebook group.
> 2009 event info

 
       

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