Kiiking is a popular sport from Estonia and means simply swinging. In contrast to the usual playground swing, the board of the Kiik is attached to stable iron bars. With an optimal execution, this enables the possibility of rollovers using the body's own strength.
In Kiiking, 4 different factors mainly determine whether a rollover is reached or not. Strength
in the arms and legs is required to push yourself from a crouch into the stand despite centrifugal forces of around 3-4G. As it often takes 30 turns to roll over, a good level of endurance
is extremely important. In addition, the better the technique
of crouching or squatting in the right moment is, the sooner the rollover will be mastered. Finally, the heads should not be neglected either, because it costs willpower
as soon as the feet are higher than the head and you have to squat quickly against gravity.
The main goal is to achieve a rollover with the largest possible rod length. Of course, other "competitions" can also be organized, such as the number of rollovers in a row, as few swings as possible until the first rollover or the rollovers per minute.
It is essential to take into account that Kiiking is physically demanding. Therefore, we place the highest priority on health and explore the physical state of health. The majority of adults stay on the kiik for 1 to 2 minutes before their strength wears off.