Visually satisfied with Xpogo
Xpogo, short for Extreme Pogo, is a new sport, highly popular in the Western world, especially in the Americas. Players only need a single instrument: the pogo stick. The stick is half the height of your body and shaped like a bicycle pump. Under the impact of spring parts with extremely strong resilience and pressure of the human weight, players can fly freely from one place to another with just simple bouncing movements.
In 1999, Dave Armstrong initiated Xpogo in Utah, USA. At first, Dave created a website called Xpogo.com to share his pictures and videos jumping on a steel pogo stick. Some individuals like Nick McClintock, Nick Ryan and Matt Malcolm were inspired by the materials shared by Dave. They developed more movement ideas with the pogo stick and share these techniques on the website that Dave created
In 2004, Flybar 1200, the first variation of the
current pogo stick was invented by S.B.I. Enterprises. Instead of using a
traditional steel spring, S.B.I. Enterprises utilizes a large elastic rubber
band to help the players jump to the height of nearly 2 meters. Undergone several
"improvements", the pogo stick continues to improve, allowing the
players to "throw" themselves up to 3 meters.
The pogo stick masters are fully capable of
demonstrating broad technical challenges, revolving aerial, or even soaring
high and landed softly. Consistent with the trend of "simplifying
everything", Xpogo is a completely “trendy” and innovative sport,
attracting many youthful communities worldwide.
Today, Xpogo is still considered a young sport. But with the development of media together with series of professional and semi-professional competitions that capture the attention of thousands of people, Xpogo is showing its potential to become a popular sport. Possibly in the near future, Xpogo will become the latest trend all over the world, including Vietnam.
Red Bull-er, let’s gather your friends and start exploring Xpogo!