A properly lubricated pogo stick is essential for maximum performance. As you use bounce on your pogo stick and the piston goes up into the cylinder, air is pulled in through the breather holes to reduce friction. When this happens sand, dirt, or other debris can be sucked into your pogo stick, eventually gumming up the seal and slowing down the bounce. Additionally, dirt and sand can scratch your seal, causing your pogo stick to leak air. For this reason, we recommend staying away from dusty and dirty environments. Over time lubricant will also make it’s way past the seal, draining out of the pogo stick. You may not notice the change as your pogo stick begins to slow down and require more effort to bounce. It might take weeks, or it might take months, but it will happen. You’ll be shocked by how much better you can bounce after adding lubricant or doing a full oil change!