Hey Dave, Be careful with that Stunt Pogo-ing, your mom might want to have grandchildren one day. Ha, ha. Ripping pogo sticks in two, were you listening to hardcore on your portable dvd while riding? sounds like an repressed agression issue…aka a guy thing. My young son exhibits this fuhrer too,in sports. I do remember needing to do any sport I was into until I felt like I would nearly burst a lung… laps in an olympic pool, skating, laps on the track… inexhaustible energy. But seriously, enjoy your youth! I know I sure did.
Howdy. I teach kids fitness classes as well as adults. What I have found is that adults love the kids classes more than the kids do!! I use hoola hoops, moon shoes and am thinking of incorporating hippity hops and pogo sticks. I also use agility ladders and use bands as a form of “chinese jump ropes” remember them? Thanks for the tip on how to make my own hoola hoops…heading for the hardware store tomorrow…do you put beads or anything in them? ellen (43 and still playing)
I am also looking for a hippity hop for my grandaughter. She sits on balls all the time and I am afraid she will get hurt since there is no handle on them and she is only two years old. Please let me know if you have any ideas…
On my block I was a pogo Miester. No one could pogo as long as I could….It helped as a smaller child to cut my bouncing teeth on a hippity hop…remember those round thick rubber balls that had a handle on it?
I’m 16 and have recently started serious stunt pogo sticking. I’ve already ripped one pogo in half in two month and I’m starting on my second. I’m also currently working on a design for a better stunt pogo. As far as I know, I’m the only one in the world that is still does anything besided jump up and down on these things. Send imput if you’d like to thegreatgoon [at] hotmail [dot] com or visit my stunt pogo homepage I’m building at http://www.redrival.com/pogo
I am the best pogostick master out of all the people I know. I couldn’t find anyone who could match me but I know there are good pogo stickers out there and I’m willing to take the chalenge of someone whose really good.
Here’s a hula hoop tip from a former “East Coast Hula Hoop Champion” (no kidding!). You can help make the cheap hula hoops that are sold in the toy stores stay up longer if you wrap bicycle handlebar tape around the hoop. In the old days, Whamo-O made hula hoops with ridges inside the hoop, which made them easier to twirl.