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 than the other styles; the Small and Large each have a U-shaped handle. After a little bit of practice, kids can get the Jumparoo Boing! bouncing up to 2 feet high!
The Small and Large Jumparoo Boing! are both for ages 6 and up.
Small and Large come in red or blue; we’ll choose for you.
Small: 40-1/3"L; holds 44-85 lbs.
Large: 44-1/4"L; holds 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.
Fun while it lasted
Reviewed on: 11/14/2012 12:00:00 AM
My 12 year old got the one that he was barely into, weight-wise, and initially found it quite difficult to get going. He eventually got on to it, and really enjoyed going out and using it -- challenging himself to do more and more jumps in a row until he was into the 100's.
Unfortunately, the rubber tip split and broke off very early on, and bouncing on the metal end was both noisy and damaging. I'm in the process of looking for a replacement tip, because he misses this thing so much.
- Educating Mom
Safe and Durable
Reviewed on: 3/10/2011 12:00:00 AM
Great birthday present for a 7 year old! It's exciting to jump so high, but it takes time and practice to jump without an adult holding the pogo stick. All moving parts are covered to prevent pinches. The steps are wide so are easy to keep the feet on.
No boing for your buck
Reviewed on: 3/5/2011 12:00:00 AM
This product was impossible for a 50 lb. child to use. It did not spring at all! It is too heavy & cumbersome for a child of the advertised weight. What a disappointment. We sent it back.
po go stick
Reviewed on: 3/3/2011 12:00:00 AM
haven't had much opportunity to use them