• The most advanced pogo stick ever created• The V4 adds 10% more air to the V3 and a host of other upgrades to create the smoothest ride ever• Adjustable air pressure allows anyone to bounce• Made and assembled by hand in the U.S.A.• Size: medium - 5'4" - 5'11"
One of our favorite things about the V4 is that a 300 pound adult can use the exact same pogo stick as an 80 pound kid. Because the V4 uses air pressure, you can tune it to your exact preference in less than a minute by pumping it up to jump higher or taking air out to jump lower. Some people like to bounce 1-2 feet high and use the V4 for exercise, while others like to do flips off of rooftops.QUICKLY COLLAPSIBLE FOR EASY TRANSPORTATION
The V4 uses an air spring to launch you into the air. When you're done using it, you can release the air pressure and deflate the spring. No tools or anything required. Just let the air out, and push the entire slide shaft into the stick for easy transportation and storage. The medium V4 Pro goes from 54" in height during bounce mode to 34" in travel mode.
Whether you're 10 or an old fart, the V4 will have you grinning from ear to ear. Pump it up to about 1/4 of your bodyweight for a fun, easy ride.
Hop on and before you know it your heart is pounding and the sweat is pouring. The V4 is one of the most fun full-body exercises around.
If you're into extreme sports, the V4 can handle anything you throw at it. Want to drop off a 15' ledge? Cool! But make sure to wear your safety gear.
The V4 is for anyone over 75 pounds. You’d think that our only customers are younguns’ between 12 & 20, but you’d be pretty surprised. A lot of our customers are actually full-grown adults in the mid-life crisis era of their lives who are trying to prove to themselves that they’re not that old. They say 60 is the new 40, right? :) Really, our V4 can easily be used by pretty much anyone over 75 pounds that can jump on a trampoline. The V4 is a bit more difficult than a trampoline because you'll need to use more core strength and balance, but once you get used to it, the feeling is very similar...except it goes wherever you want it to.About the Startup
Describe your product in 3 words.
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How did you come up with the idea for this product?
As children my best friend Josh Spencer and I both came from families who owned their own companies, so naturally we wanted to own our own business when we grew up. Added to that was our love for extreme sports...we grew up in Southern California, so our childhood included lots of stitches and broken bones for BMX, snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, and dirt bikes. One summer night while hanging out, a friend was playing around on a toy pogo stick. Int he middle of one of his tricks, the thing exploded - pieces flying off in every direction. The friend turned to Josh and said, "Your dad owns a metal shop. Why don't you build one of these things that doesn't break?" The lightbulb went off, and the idea was born. We'd never imagined we'd own a business that would be a passion. Funny how things happen like that. Many thanks to Danny Serchio for the idea!
What makes your product special?
The love and care that we put into it. Obviously we have a one-of-a-kind, patented air-powered pogo stick that's capable of jumping up to 10' high while everyone else is stuck with springs or rubber bands. Because of that we're pretty much on our own level. But it goes a lot deeper than that. Have you ever used something that you loved but knew it could be done better? That's us! We just happen to also own the company. We love to bounce around on our pogo sticks, and we always want them to work better so that we can do more awesome stuff. Everyone else just happens to get the benefit from our selfishness!
What has been the best part of your startup experience?
Startups are hard. Don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise. It's hard in the beginning and it never seems to get easier. The bigger and faster you grow, the crazier and more difficult it gets. Lots of sleepless nights and frustrating moments, but you will learn more along the way than you could possibly imagine. We're experts in a lot of things we'd never dreamed of while growing up, and we have a pretty solid understanding of pretty much every aspect of business that you could imagine. You just can't put a price on the learning experience...but the absolute best part of our journey are the amazing people that we've met along the way. We can travel just about anywhere in the world these days and meet up with someone we know. How cool is that?
When it comes to pogo stick design, the V4 is without question the most advanced pogo stick ever made. We took the traditional spring pogo stick and tossed it in the trash years ago. Since then, we've been creating pogo sticks that use our patented air spring instead of a metal spring. Springs are cool and all, but they can't be quickly adjusted to accommodate different weight riders, they're heavy, and they just don't have what it takes to jump high.