Schrader valves are the ones you’ve probably seen on just about every car and bike tire for the past 40 years. Our pogo sticks use the Schrader valve, so you’ll need to make sure that the pump you purchase has a Schrader valve nozzle. It doesn’t end there…some manufacturers make the nozzle so big that it doesn’t fit on the top of our stick – and the same goes for bikes with closely set spokes.
The Presta valve, otherwise known as the French valve, is used for high pressure bicycle racing tires…just like the ones used in the Tour de France. If you get a pump that has a Presta valve, it’s not going to work with our pogo stick. DON’T GET A PUMP WITH A PRESTA VALVE!!! They’re stupid, and they suck, and they make our lives really difficult…so we hate them…like, a lot!