When we set out to create a pogo stick that could jump more than a few feet in the air, we realized that a traditional metal spring wasn’t up for the job. We tried, and we ended up with a massive spring pogo stick that weighed in at a hefty 40 lbs. After a lot of hard work, we figured out how to use an air spring with far more efficiency than a metal spring. Even in our first air pogo stick prototypes it was an unbelievable difference, but after years and years of experimentation we’ve reach new new heights. Our patented air spring is far more powerful than a traditional spring and weighs…well, like zero pounds. Oh, and our air spring can also be fine-tuned to your exact preference, which can’t be accomplished with traditional springs. Want a soft spring that limits you to a couple feet of air? Pump the stick up to a low air pressure somewhere around 1/4 of your body weight in pounds. Want to jump higher? Pump some more air into it. It’s as simple as that!
The V4 Pogo Stick holds 2,844 cc of total air volume to create our air spring. That’s enough to create a crazy smooth, totally soft bounce that gives you the potential to jump just about as high as you could possibly imagine. The design of the pogo stick itself is actually really simple. The inside of the pogo stick is an empty chamber, at the bottom of which is the V4 Air Piston. When you land on the ground, the piston gets pushed up into the cylinder, compressing the air within. Air doesn’t like being compressed; like…at all. When air gets squeezed into a small space the molecules get all excited and bang into each other, forcing the air to expand. When the air expands it pushes the piston back down to the bottom of the cylinder, which causes you to go flying into the air. The design is almost exactly how a regular metal spring works, but the execution of it is very tricky. We have to manufacture our pogo sticks with extreme precision to ensure that they hold air properly.
Our original goal was to create the feel of a trampoline. It’s taken quite a while, but we’ve finally nailed it with the V4. The result is a softer and more controllable feel than ever before, giving you the ability to do anything you want, whether that’s jumping over cars or just a couple inches off the ground.