Jump Around

AUG 27, 2009 

City Paper

One of the tough lessons of Pogopalooza 6, held last week, is that as fun as it might sound, it's not easy to be a competitive pogo-stick athlete.

Let's start with the price: A basic Flybar 800, the most popular pogo-stick model, costs about $200. Safety-minded enthusiasts can also invest in a helmet (most pogoers do), and kneepads (most don't). You also need: time and a public place to practice; a perfect sense of balance; and a lithe, 120-lb. body -- which is why most of the Pogopalooza contenders were teen-age boys. Read full article