There was an article in this month’s Smithsonian about modern pogo sticks.
These are not the spring-based creaky contraptions of the past. These things are powered by compressed air or thick chunks of rubber. And you can get some serious air on these things, if you’re young enough to think you’re immortal. And if you feel like shelling out $200-400 for a pogo stick.
I mean, you’ve got to be seriously convinced of your invulnerability to do any extreme sport. Or seriously invested in showing off. Or both.
Not that the spring-based sticks are totally dead; here’s a guy doing some really fascinating stuff without ever getting more than about a foot off the ground.
Also here is some SERIOUS WTF VIDEO that popped up in the “related videos” for the second one. I want some of these outfits. Woohoo, nineties French pop culture!
All these pogo videos were found on xpogo.