JackJumping, also known as Skibock in Europe, is an action sport that involves descending a slope that is covered with snow on a Jackjumper. The Jackjumper is a skiing device with a bench seat attached to a ski. The seat may be solidly mounted with a post, or sprung mounted with a shock-absorbing device. The origins of JackJumping, as well as its name, remain a mystery. The earliest Jackjumpers date to the mid to late 1800s. Early patents for Jackjumpers were granted in the 1920s and the 1930s. Jackjumpers in the US, and Skibocks in Europe are used today for both sport and recreation. There are numerous competitive events scheduled each year on both continents.
09.03.2012 [Brattleboro Reformer] - The origin of JackJumping is a mystery, but it is believed that the earliest Jack Jumpers date back to the mid-to-late 1800's and, since then, Jack Jumpers have been used primarily for recreational purposes. "This event has grown every year since we
06.03.2012 [Danbury News Times] - The actual origins of JackJumping are still a mystery, but it is believed that the earliest Jack Jumpers date back to the mid-to-late 1800's and since then they have been used primarily for recreational purposes. “This event has grown every year since
09.03.2012 [TV Fanatic] - Jackjumping on board and exclaiming "son of a dingbat" on multiple occasions was absolutely the icing on the hysterical cake. Elsewhere, we were treated to a number of moments that were hilarious all on their own... specifically everything that