The Reinvention of Pogo Sticks
Pogo sticks in the past have typically used a metal spring for propulsion. In order to achieve light weight, adjustability, and high performance, Vurtego has patented a unique air-spring propulsion system. Simply put, it works by compressing air rather than steel. This is a tremendous advantage over other pogo sticks because it is very light and fully adjustable.
The body of the Vurtego pogo stick is a thermoplastic cylinder which is also the compression chamber for the air spring. It houses a piston and seal that are attached to a stainless steel slider shaft that extends out of the bottom of the pogo stick. A fill valve in the top of the stick allows the rider to add air to the cylinder to whatever pressure is desired. The higher the air pressure, the stiffer the spring.
Vurtego pogos come completely assembled, but must be inflated with air before use. This is easily done with a tire pump, or an air compressor. Riders of all ages, weights, sizes, and athletic abilities can use Vurtego pogos by simply adjusting the air pressure to the desired level for their intended use. The following graphic appeared in the Los Angeles Times and provides a visual description of how the pogo works: