According to Mary Bellis of About.com
, the original metal spring pogo stick was created by a toy designer named George B. Hansburg in the early 1920s. Of course, Hansburg's old-school pogos would only hop a few inches off the ground. That's fun if you're 8 years old, but clearly kid stuff compared to what a modern Flybar
stick will do.
If you really want to see just how "extreme" modern pogo sticking can be, check out this video from XPOGO films shot entirely with