The pogo stick was invented and patented in 1918 by George Hansburg. It was shown to Florenz Ziegfield, a friend of Hansburg's in the early 1920's who immediately had a routine choreographed to be included in his Ziegfield follies. Shortly after its enthusiastic reception because of the fame of the follies, hansburg formed Flybar,Inc. Which went on to become, and remains the worlds largest pogo stick manufacturer in the world. To date, over 25 million pogos have been sold and the Flybar, Inc. pogo is constantly innovating and improving the pogo stick.
Over the years, many changes have been implemented that have improved the safety and durability of these traditional pogo sticks It was in the year 2000 that Flybar, Inc. was presented with a new technology that would enable a pogo stick to be propelled to greater heights. The "natural rubber thruster" technology was patented and the birth of the "extreme pogo" came onto the scene.
To date, Flybar, Inc. has consistently innovated and improved their extreme pogo securing their position as the worlds leader in pogo sticks Besides dramatic improvements that have allowed the Flybar, Inc. pogos to become the "best in class", new research and development continues. Hopefully, we will take the pogo stick into the 21st century high tech / social media world we now live in. Shortly we hope to introduce the worlds "first interactive" pogo stick - our "smart pogo".
We are still passionate about pogos after 96 years, and are proud that the Flybar, Inc. pogo has become "the standard by which all pogos are measured".
Now their youngest daughter is a year older than my son, and I just laughed as the mom held the handles and steadied her daughter as she jumped up and down. It was quite hilarious actually! And as I watched, I kept thinking to myself, she really needs a My First Flybar!
I loved to jump on pogo sticks as a child, but being the klutz that I am, I was never very good at it. If only I had one of these, I believe I would have been jumping all over the place!!!
The base is easier to balance on, and I love the squeaky sound it makes as you jump. This is a much safer way to teach your child to use a pogo stick, so that they do not injure themselves and can later graduate up to the traditional pogo stick (also available from Flybar).
You really want to see this in action don't you? Well you are in luck, as Flybar is going to give one of my readers their very own My First Flybar.
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