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Buying a Pogo Stick

Boy on a Pogo StickA pogo stick is a large investment. When searching for the perfect stick, its always good to keep a few things in mind.

There are a couple of key things to look for when purchasing a pogo stick, whether it's your first or your last. For instance, weight and size are always factors. A decent pogo stick should be light enough to be easily carried, and shouldn't be larger than the user. This is especially vital when purchasing pogo sticks for smaller children.

The age and experience of the user is perhaps the most important factor when choosing a pogos stick. Younger kids should not be using pogo sticks that are meant for adults. Most likely, they would want a stick similar to the Foam Master, to learn correct balance on. Conversely, an experienced pogoist would much rather have a pogo stick that can get them decent air. The Super Pogo 2 is great for these more experienced users, who would like a good pogo stick without sacrificing size, a problem with the larger sticks.

Also when looking for pogo sticks, the type and power of the spring should be a large influence on your decision. Some pogo sticks have a stonger spring, and can achieve a much higher height. However, especially for children, this isn't always a good thing. There are several different types of springs used in pogo sticks. Some have a classic spring, such as the Foam Master, while others have rubberband springs, as similar to the Flybar 800 or Flybar 1200.

The last two important aspects of pogo sticks, durability and price, should always be considered when choosing a stick. These two go together. While durability is always a plus, sometimes you needs to pay more money to find good durability. The Grow-to-Pro, while hanging near the 40 dollar range, doesn't have the best durability. The Flybar 800 or Flybar 1200, on the the other hand, both great durability. It takes a long time to wear down the spring system, and they rarely seem to ever break. However, the price is higher than many other pogo sticks. It is important to find the balance between durability and price. This is where pogo sticks such as the Super Pogo 2 shine.

The World of Pogo Sticks

Pogo Stick JumpPogo sticks are great fun for anyone of any age. If this is your first pogo stick, get ready to take a step into a whole new world.

The feeling of bouncing on a pogo stick is a wonderful thing. Whether its something you had to work hard to obtain, or a skill that came naturally, everyone loves pogo sticks. I remember when I was young, my brother and I used to count each other's bounces in a row. Pogo-sticking is an excellent source of exercise that is fun for the user. Once obtaining the balance, multiple possibilities await.

Why do you want to buy a pogo stick? Do you just want a great source of exercise that is also loads of fun? Or, did you want to learn some new, cool tricks? Whatever your reasons, pogo-sticking is the perfect solution for you. With new technologies and new versions of pogo sticks being produced every year, now is one of the best times to buy a stick. Some of the modern pogo sticks can get air height of up to 7 feet! However, sticks such as the Foam Master still offer the classic pogo-stick that everyone loves.

One of the biggest problems I have run into while researching various pogo sticks was finding solid reviews. Little information seems to be out there about pogo sticks, yet many people would love to have first-hand reviews regarding the stick they are looking to buy. That is why I have compiled an exstensive list of many popular pogo sticks along with my personal reviews. Enjoy!

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