Since the 1920s, when the pogo stick first appeared, kids of all ages have tried to master the skill and balance necessary to bounce. The Jumparoo Boing! is available in three sizes so siblings and friends of different heights and ages can all experience the action. The Jr. holds 40-80 lbs., the Small holds 44-85 lbs., and the Large holds 86-160 lbs.
The improved, high-quality design has four handgrips to accommodate different heights. The Jr. has a T-shaped handle and is lighter for smaller children. After a little bit of practice, kids can get the Jumparoo Boing! bouncing up to 2 feet high!
For ages 4 and up.
Jr. comes in neon green.
37"L; holds 40-80 lbs.
Also available: Small (holds 44-85 lbs.) and Large (86-160 lbs.)
History behind the pogo stick:
A German man named George Hansburg originally exported a wooden pogo stick to the US-based Gimble Brothers Department Store back in 1920. Unfortunately, the wood rotted and warped on its ocean journey, so he contacted a toy designer to improve the design with an all-metal, enclosed-spring pogo stick, and patented his design.
To promote the toy, Hansburg was able to teach the famous Ziegfield's Follies how to pogo. The Follies' pogo antics inspired people everywhere to jump on the trend, creating all kinds of pogo tricks and stunts.
Reviewed on: 3/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
I bought the pogo stick for my 7 year old grandson who is 50 lbs. He was not able to move the pogo stick at all. I weigh 110lbs. and I could barely jump up and down with it. The spring is much too tight (stiff).