The most-used Pogo Sticks have changed throughout the history of the sport, but we are going to omit the sticks that don’t get much use in our sport; That’s not to say that you can’t use one, but we are going to focus primarily on the sticks that keep our sport alive, starting from the ground up.
Gravity Games (GG) / Super Pogo (SP) /
Signature Series (SS)
The very first “Extreme” pogo stick to hit the market was the Gravity Games pogo stick, a spring-powered stick marketed towards teenagers. It was manufactured by SBI, which is now known as Flybar. The increased weight limit allowed for more airtime, which resulted in tricks being invented. The classic pink “GG” as it is known, was eventually discontinued and replaced with the black Super Pogo 1505 in the mid 2000s. The difference in design is pretty minimal, but the quality of the plastic decreased on the “SP,” causing much more breakage.
The Signature Series pogo stick was essentially a Super Pogo, but it had numerous modifications by Earl Pote to strengthen the weaker parts and allow for more height.
Although the Vurtego Pogo Stick wasn’t the first “big air” stick on the market, it has earned it’s place as the most influential and most durable. Vurtego first entered the sport with the V1. The V1 was the first Air-powered extreme pogo stick, and featured a plastic Tube. Soon after, the V2 was released, which featured an updated set of pegs and some internal changes. Around 2008, Vurtego began testing aluminium tubes, and made them official with the V3. Continuing to innovate, Vurtego designed a new cup-shaped piston concept and tweaked a few other parts for the V4, which is the current model available on the market.
The Vurtego V4 is by far the most used pogo stick, and has the heighest height potential of any stick.
The Reaper is the very first pogo stick designed and built entirely by pogoers. AllPogo’s own Earl Pote engineered the Reaper from the ground up, and it is truly the highest performing and strongest steel spring powered pogo stick ever made. From grind plates to street upgrade parts, this stick craves the streets, is the best stick ever made for Tech, and Big Air tricks are also possible. It is the ultimate well rounded stick.
Check it out in our store for more info.
TK8 is another Pogo brand, based in France. They have two models of pogo sticks available, the TK8 Air and the TK8 Fun. The TK8 Air is another air-powered pogo stick, which came to market after the Vurtego, and has a few slight differences. The TK8 Fun is a smaller, spring powered stick.
Both models of TK8 pogo sticks are exclusive to Europe.
Flybar 800 / 1000 / 1200
Flybar is the manufacturer of the SP pogo stick, but they also introduced the first “Big Air” stick, the Flybar 1200, in the early 2000s. Powered by 12 giant rubber “thrusters”, this stick had a height potential of around 5 feet and weighed close to 20lbs. Flybar soon scaled down the 1200 to create the Flybar 800, which had 8 rubber thrusters, and eventually took the best of both and created the Flybar 1000. Each stick had a height potential of around 8 feet. Flybar has discontinued manufacturing any “extreme” sticks.
MotoStik MX1 (Discontinued)
The MotoStik MX1 was a single tube, spring powered pogo stick that existed until the late 2000’s. It had a solid contruction, and was made to help train Motocross athletes. The MotoStik came with a very wide set of handlebars, so riders would often replace them with smaller bars. Although the company has since shut down and it has been discontinued, we still see them pop up every so often in the sport, so we felt the need to include them on the list.