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    #1

    jumping over boxes

    Hello everybody!

    I would like to ask you about the name of a sport which I am going to describe to you below?

    A person faces a kind of small springboard, followed by a longitudinal or transversell box made up of five wooden parts (the topic being upholstered), followed by mattresses.

    The task of the person is to jump over the box (clear the box) without catching their feet on It. That is why before attempting to jump over It, they first gather speed and bounce off the springboard to help them fly over the box and land safely on the mattresses behind.

    What do you think?

    Jumping over boxes?

    It is not box jumping where participants jump onto and off the box.

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    Re: jumping over boxes

    When I was at school (sixty years ago), it was called 'vaulting the box'.
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    #3

    Re: jumping over boxes

    Could it also be called "vaulting the horse?"

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    #4

    Re: jumping over boxes

    The vaulting horse had four legs.
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    Re: jumping over boxes

    I did gymnastics as a child. It was just called "vaulting" or "the vault" then. The vault at my gymnastic club was as Piscean described (four legs) but the one at my school was more like the stack of wooden blocks that could be made higher/lower by removing/adding layers.

    You can see past and present terminology HERE.

    The small photo on THIS page shows exactly what we used at school.
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    #6

    Re: jumping over boxes

    The kind you used at your school is also handy for concealing tunnelers digging out of a prison camp.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: jumping over boxes

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The kind you used at your school is also handy for concealing tunnelers digging out of a prison camp.
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