Dive into the world of extreme pogo athletes

Extreme pogo athlete Dalton Smith is reaching for new, spring-loaded heights.

A good rule of thumb, backed by an excellent up-to-date video the drama and excitement of filling water cups shows that anything can be made into a sport if people just try hard enough. Take, for example, the bouncing leap of the humble pogo stick from a rental vehicle used by clowns when their unicycles are in the shop for repairs to the center of an extreme sport.

Magazine Mel‘s Andrew Fiouzi, who gave us a sharp test earlier the world of extreme ironingwrote an article Details of the athletes working to show off the kind of wild stunts possible with determination and a springy stick.

We will be introduced with numbers as DaltonSmitha young pogo master who “has won gold at the pogo world championships for the last seven years in a row”, the organizers responsible for creating pogo events, and the inventors of advanced sticks that hurl people high enough be able to do cute tricks.

The article explains that extreme pogo really took off in the mid-2000s with the introduction of a “powerful pogo” called the Flybar and an air-powered pogo called the Vurtego. By 2009, a competition called Pogopalooza was created, connecting pogoists from all over the world to show what movements they had been working on.

More than a decade later, pogo has become more popular than it used to be, but is still held back by the fact that the type of sticks needed to get started can cost close to $500. Even the most talented athletes in the sport don’t exactly make it. Schmidt tells Mel that “most jumpers have another job” and only earn real money “with appearances and stunt shows at half-time shows and company events”.

Nevertheless, they are happy that videos of them are spreading further and that athletes from established sports such as skateboarding are interested in what they are up to. Over time, maybe the sport will really go mainstream.

See the entire article for more information on extreme pogoing at Magazine Mel.

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