Now I’m not one to boast (lie), but back ‘in the day’ (which Dane Cook will tell you was a Wednesday by the way) me and my bros would rock the pogo stick like all get out. Kick-outs, tabletops, one footers, 360’s, no hander (puh-lease) and back flips (lie).
We still have our beaten, broken pogo stick in my parent’s garage (true). When I stand on it I instantly bottom-out. A recent test drive at my local Walmart yielded identical results (sadly true). Oh my, if only there were a pogo stick to support my 170 pound frame (cut to hazy dream sequence).
Enter the Flybar 1200, which sends jumpers weighing up to 250 pounds to elevations of 5 feet! With a suggested retail price of $379.99, that’s just $76 per foot, a mere $6.33 per inch!
The Flybar 1200’s outer shell houses 12 Thrusters, which are rubber rods anchored in place from the top and bottom of this ‘pogo’ stick. As a rule of thumb Flybar recommends 1 Thruster for every 20 pounds of weight. Engage too many Thrusters and the resistance will be too great and you’ll be grounded. Engage too few and you’ll bottom-out. Get it just right an hold on Goldy Locks…
If you’re bored with simply running, biking and other ho-hum exercises and seek a little more excitement with your aerobic workout, consider the Flybar. If $379 seems a little steep but you need your ups, visit PogoStickUSA.com for alternatives. They offer a selection of traditional and other modern pogo sticks at varying prices.
Thank you to System of a Down for inspiring the title of this post with their song ‘Bounce’