Practice Safe Bouncing
Don’t worry, you won’t just get on the Vurtego pogo stick and accidentally fly into some power lines. It takes practice and skill to be able to bounce more than a couple feet off the ground. Take your time and build up to bouncing high once you’re comfortable with bouncing low.
Our pogo sticks are high-powered personal flight vehicles, but that doesn’t mean they’re inherently dangerous. Most people will only use them to jump a few feet high, and for those people, they are actually quite safe. In contrast to other extreme sports, we aren’t dealing with bone crushing speeds. The fastest you can move around on our pogo stick is equivalent to a light jog, so whenever you’re off balance there is always the potential of throwing the pogo stick to the side and landing on your feet.
We’ve put a LOT of effort into creating a safe pogo stick design. We’ve been at this for over ten years now, and in that time we’ve learned how to optimize pogo stick safety through our own personal experience. Once upon a time, we had pogo sticks without a rubberized protective SofTop on them. Instead, there was an aluminum top cap. A few missing teeth later, our pogo sticks now come equipped with the protective SofTop. The same thing goes with our handlebars. They were originally designed to hold up to all kinds of crazy abuse with their solid steel design. They could stand up to just about anything without bending. Great, right? WRONG! Your chin definitely does not enjoy making contact with steel, so we changed the handlebar design to a thin-walled aluminum. These days, the aluminum handlebars succumb to extreme force and won’t do damage to your face as the old steel bars did. It might be annoying that they bend from time to time, but it’s better to spend a few bucks on new handlebars than on a new face!