May 12, 2001
11:56 AM   Subscribe

I need a new super pogo stick.
posted by Spanktacular (4 comments total)
Looks like it could be fun, but it will never see the marketplace with that kind of performance. As the article states, the "Hop Rod" was declared illegal in the '60s due to injuries, and that was a decidedly less litigious era. No insurance company would cover this product, imo.
posted by gimli at 2:43 PM on May 12, 2001

however, the impact on robotics could be amazing...for example, how about robotic legs governmed by pogo principles?
posted by wantwit at 7:34 PM on May 12, 2001

Woah, invented by Ben Brown, eh? He's everywhere...

posted by Hackworth at 8:40 PM on May 12, 2001

wantwit, read the article -- that's the whole reason this was developed.

If indeed this is a pogo stick that could eventually autobalance, that would make a big difference in marketing opportunities.
posted by dhartung at 10:58 AM on May 13, 2001

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