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Electric pogo stick anyone?


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I've thought about this... it could have some kind of linear solenoid in the stick, like a straightened-out hub-motor, or electromagnets at either end that just increase the force of the rebound so it's easier to keep going. 

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I once tried one of those big ones.

You're really high up. The owner had to help me get up there.  It's kinda scary actually, besides the height you really have to put a lot of weight to compress it even a bit, and of course all that energy kicks you back up. Which is cool and all, I can see how they can be really fun.

But I think i'm good just rolling around and walking up the stairs :-D

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My son has the pneumatic pogo. They are indeed very high but the pressure and therefore the input and rebound are easily adjusted with a pump.

Still not easy to master though as it's very different to a normal spring powered pogo where you are much closer to the ground and the bounce and rebound are quicker allowing you to adjust your balance more quickly.

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I noticed jumpers wearing mouthpieces on those big pneumatic sticks; anytime I see someone using a mouthpiece and a helmet I think hardcore since that means the person is highly likely to crash hard.

Like you see skateboarders and rollerbladers occasionally use mouthpieces but BMX riders usually use mouthpieces.

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