Pogo Stick Physics and Technology

Lead Instructor:  Bruce and Brian Spencer
 Access:  Public   Status:  Active   Lesson:  Free (Registration Required)
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...

Lesson Specs


Lesson Chapters

  1. Introduction
  2. Original Stick Design
  3. 21st Century Sticks
  4. The Vurtego Approach
  5. Bringing the Stick to Market
  6. Conclusion

Lead Instructor

Bruce and Brian Spencer


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.


Other Lessons in This Course


All About the Pogo Stick

This show covers the history of pogo sticking and the hobby's evolution into an extreme sport.

Free (Registration Required)

Pogo Stick Physics and Technology

Learn about pogo stick design and how the physics of the new stick designs give it capabilities and altitudes never before thought possible.

Free (Registration Required)

Basic Low Altitude Tricks

Pogo stick world record holder Brian Spencer covers the key points you need to know to pull off low altitude pogo tricks.

Free (Registration Required)

Aggressive Free Riding

Pogo stick world record holder Brian Spencer teachs how to navigate obstacles, jumps, stairs and other challenges related to agressive free ride pogo-sticking in an urban/suburban environment.