Hop Rod Gas-Powered Pogo Stick 1960
A pogo stick basically refers to a device for jumping off the ground in a standing position, through the aid of a spring, and it even led to an extreme sport named extreme pogo or “Xpogo”. George H. Herrington of Wichita, Kansas patented a spring stilt utilizing compression springs on each foot in 1891, and since then, there have been countless versions, including Hop Rod. Read more to see how this gas-powered pogo stick from the 1960s works.

Built by the Chance Mfg. Co. of Wichita, Kansas, this pogo stick is powered by a two cycle gasoline engine in which caster oil was mixed with the fuel and then poured into the small tank located directly above the foot pegs. A spark plug then received the spark from several “C” cell batteries located in the tubular handle. When the rider bounced down, the piston went up, and once the top of its stroke was reached, the spark plug would fire, thus propelling the piston shaft down, rapidly.

Flybar Foam Master Pogo Stick For Kids Boys & Girls Ages 9 & Up, 80 to 160 Lbs - Fun Quality Pogostick By The Original Pogo Stick Company, 37.5"x9.5"x2.6", Black/Silver
  • THE ORIGINAL POGO STICK COMPANY- Flybar has been in business since 1918 and continues to be "the standard by which all pogos are measured." You can be assured that everything we make is the best of the best.
  • FOAM COVERED GRIPS AND FRAME: We covered our Master Pogo Stick in foam not only for a comfortable cushion grip, but to keep your pogo looking great.
  • WIDER STANCE BOUNCE TIP: Not only do we want you to have fun, but we want you to be safe. The wider tip provides a more stable and consistent pogoing experience.
  • SHOW OFF YOUR TRICKS: Flybar’s Master Pogostick features stable, non-slip foot pegs to help riders do tricks with ease.
  • The Flybar Foam Master Pogo Stick is meant for kids ages 9 and up, and is able to handle weights from 80-160 pounds.

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