Course: Core Pogo Sticking

Lead Instructor: Bruce and Brian Spencer
 Access:  All   Status:  Active   Full Course Price:  Free
The Core Pogo Sticking Series, hosted by Bruce and Brian Spencer of Vurtego, is designed to give you a good base of knowledge about the pogo stick, its evolution, and how to maximize its potential with tricks never before possible.

Pogo Sticking has gone extreme and the shows in this series will teach you the core techniques to get involved in the sport.

Course Lessons (4)

Free!

All About the Pogo Stick

This show covers the history of pogo sticking and the hobby's evolution into an extreme sport. It also goes into the health benefits of pogoing, its popularity, world records and basic bouncing techniques. This is a great primer for anyone interested in the pogo stick.

Free (Registration Required)

Pogo Stick Physics and Technology

Since the pogo stick's inception, man has built jet airplanes, walked on the moon and created the Internet, but the pogo stick has remained virtually unchanged. Learn about basic pogo stick design and why the physics of the original stick limited its use to young kids and its bouncing range to low altitudes. Find out about new pogo-stick design strategies aimed at making sticks go higher, and higher, and HIGHER.

Free (Registration Required)

Basic Low Altitude Tricks

This program covers the key points you need to know to pull off low altitude tricks, including safety requirements, the basics of trick riding, no-handers, no-footers, foot-grabs, bar spins and table tops. By the time you've completed this training you'll be drawing oohs and ahs from your family and friends and jealous stares from your enemies.

Free (Registration Required)

Aggressive Free Riding

Brian Spencer describes a new kind of pogo-sticking, Aggressive Free Riding, made possible by the new breed of pogo stick. As one of only a handful of people in the world with Aggressive Free Riding experience, Brian provides insight into the nature and physics of high-amplitude pogo-sticking. He also discusses and demonstrates how to navigate obstacles, jumps, stairs and other challenges related to pogo-sticking in an urban/suburban environment.


Course Specs

Course Chapters

There are no individual chapters available for this course.

Course Goals

  1. Understand the Course topic
  2. Refine your ability to execute the techniques presented in the Course
  3. Become familiar with drills that can be used to develop your skills
  4. Achieve significant proficiency in the material

Testing & Certification

There are not currently any tests or certifications for this course.

Bruce and Brian Spencer

Founders

Bruce and Brian Spencer are the founders and, respectively, the Chief Engineer and Chief Test Pilot for Vurtego, a leading producer of extreme pogo sticks.Bruce's background as an aerospace engineer for Northrop, working on the F-18 fighter, and then as a firefighter for 28 years, gave him the unique skill set necessary to create the most advanced pogo stick in the industry.

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